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(Opposing Views)   NFL player Kerry Rhodes still says he isn't gay. The guy he's kissing in these photos disagrees   (opposingviews.com ) divider line
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2013-04-18 10:00:17 AM  
Nobody cares subby. Also Opposing Views is a disgusting useless rag and you should stop submitting links from it.
 
2013-04-18 10:10:28 AM  

Voiceofreason01: Nobody cares subby. Also Opposing Views is a disgusting useless rag and you should stop submitting links from it.


This.

And it's not like I'm not a football fan. I simply could not give less of a shiat if he (or, in fact, anyone) is gay.
 
2013-04-18 10:50:05 AM  
Yay. Who cares.
 
2013-04-18 10:50:33 AM  
Interesting. Maybe this will actually end with an openly gay athlete, finally.

Voiceofreason01: Nobody cares subby. Also Opposing Views is a disgusting useless rag and you should stop submitting links from it.


Never heard of Opposing Views before. What's the deal?
 
2013-04-18 10:59:12 AM  
Hey, he's not gay, but his boyfriend is gay as hell
 
2013-04-18 11:02:05 AM  
Who cares? Presumably gay people. An openly gay athlete in the NFL would be breaking a glass ceiling of sorts. It will be a great day when no one actually does care.
 
2013-04-18 11:22:58 AM  
That is a very gay haircut
www.gadailynews.com

And yes, who cares, but he could help millions of young athletes around the country, along with giving hope to kids killing themselves left and right. Instead he choose to lie and stay in the closet. So THAT'S what the big deal is. No, I don't agree in forcing people out of the closet, but the pictures are out, just admit you're gay and become a role model to young gay kids. The message he is sending to them now is "Being gay is bad, so if pictures come out of you kissing a person of the same sex just lie lie lie".
 
2013-04-18 11:26:25 AM  
Walker:

And yes, who cares, but he could help millions of young athletes around the country, along with giving hope to kids killing themselves left and right. Instead he choose to lie and stay in the closet. So THAT'S what the big deal is. No, I don't agree in forcing people out of the closet, but the pictures are out, just admit you're gay and become a role model to young gay kids. The message he is sending to them now is "Being gay is bad, so if pictures come out of you kissing a person of the same sex just lie lie lie".


I had forgotten to consider that angle. Can I change my answer?
 
2013-04-18 11:26:51 AM  
Those photos would appear to show some of that sweet stuff.

And yes, people care.

DamnYankees: Interesting. Maybe this will actually end with an openly gay athlete, finally.


I would have hoped it would happen from the athlete's own initiative instead of an "outing".
No doubt some of his teammates are among those who care... or at least they would be, if he had any.
Wonder if a team will sign him - or whether a team would have, if these photos weren't circulating.
 
2013-04-18 11:30:27 AM  
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2013-04-18 11:39:45 AM  
Why can't you leave people alone until they are ready to come out on their own.  It's their business.
 
2013-04-18 11:41:38 AM  

Gecko Gingrich: Walker:

And yes, who cares, but he could help millions of young athletes around the country, along with giving hope to kids killing themselves left and right. Instead he choose to lie and stay in the closet. So THAT'S what the big deal is. No, I don't agree in forcing people out of the closet, but the pictures are out, just admit you're gay and become a role model to young gay kids. The message he is sending to them now is "Being gay is bad, so if pictures come out of you kissing a person of the same sex just lie lie lie".

I had forgotten to consider that angle. Can I change my answer?


Certainly... and that is the basis of this and other things.   Things like Anderson Cooper saying publicly that they are homosexual isn't a big deal because of the fact itself, it is because in most cases (including AC), it was basically known by anyone remotely close to him, and heavily rumored to be true everywhere else... he just hadn't said it in response to various questions... either saying no or saying 'none of your business' (which people fairly or not generally take as a 'yes').   It is losing the stigma that if someone asks the question if you are gay, that you shouldn't feel perfectly comfortable to say truthfully "Yes (or no), so what, next question".  Right now, too many people feel like they have to say no when the true answer is yes.
 
2013-04-18 12:08:30 PM  

DamnYankees: Interesting. Maybe this will actually end with an openly gay athlete, finally.

Voiceofreason01: Nobody cares subby. Also Opposing Views is a disgusting useless rag and you should stop submitting links from it.

Never heard of Opposing Views before. What's the deal?


"Openly gay finally"? Half the WNBA would like to talk with you.
 
2013-04-18 12:15:51 PM  
People asking, 'Who cares?'

Father: Hey Son, who do you want to be like when you grow up?
Son: I want to be like my favorite football player!
Father: That's great, Son! Who's that?
Son: Kerry Rhodes!
Father: Eeeh, can't you pick another player? Someone who's less... happy?

There will be plenty of people who will care, unfortunately.
 
2013-04-18 12:20:39 PM  

whither_apophis: DamnYankees: Interesting. Maybe this will actually end with an openly gay athlete, finally.

Voiceofreason01: Nobody cares subby. Also Opposing Views is a disgusting useless rag and you should stop submitting links from it.

Never heard of Opposing Views before. What's the deal?

"Openly gay finally"? Half the WNBA would like to talk with you.


LPGA would chime in too.

Cythraul: People asking, 'Who cares?'

Father: Hey Son, who do you want to be like when you grow up?
Son: I want to be like my favorite football player!
Father: That's great, Son! Who's that?
Son: Kerry Rhodes!
Father: Eeeh, can't you pick another player? Someone who's less... happy?

There will be plenty of people who will care, unfortunately.


More people care about saying they don't think that way than people actually think that way.
 
2013-04-18 12:21:41 PM  

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2013-04-18 12:26:34 PM  
fark yourself Subby. It's assholes like you that make it difficult for people to come out of the closet.  Let the man be happy. I hope this shiatty, third-rate tabloid burns to the ground.
 
2013-04-18 12:27:51 PM  

Walker: That is a very gay haircut
[www.gadailynews.com image 634x586]

And yes, who cares, but he could help millions of young athletes around the country, along with giving hope to kids killing themselves left and right. Instead he choose to lie and stay in the closet. So THAT'S what the big deal is. No, I don't agree in forcing people out of the closet, but the pictures are out, just admit you're gay and become a role model to young gay kids. The message he is sending to them now is "Being gay is bad, so if pictures come out of you kissing a person of the same sex just lie lie lie".


I know anecdotal evidence is anecdotal, but I've known more than a few black males who fark guys, have boyfriends, and absolutely do not consider themselves gay, and I'm not talking about black guys on the DL or macho types, necessarily. Rhodes may genuinely believe he isn't gay and could identify as some kind of radical other.
 
2013-04-18 12:28:06 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: Voiceofreason01: Nobody cares subby. Also Opposing Views is a disgusting useless rag and you should stop submitting links from it.

This.

And it's not like I'm not a football fan. I simply could not give less of a shiat if he (or, in fact, anyone) is gay.


Unfortunately, for Rhodes, he's looking for a job right now.  He will deny any allegations of homosexuality, else he won't find any teams.
 
2013-04-18 12:28:45 PM  
Is this what people consider the "DL", and if so, why not let him be?
 
2013-04-18 12:29:57 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: Walker: That is a very gay haircut
[www.gadailynews.com image 634x586]

And yes, who cares, but he could help millions of young athletes around the country, along with giving hope to kids killing themselves left and right. Instead he choose to lie and stay in the closet. So THAT'S what the big deal is. No, I don't agree in forcing people out of the closet, but the pictures are out, just admit you're gay and become a role model to young gay kids. The message he is sending to them now is "Being gay is bad, so if pictures come out of you kissing a person of the same sex just lie lie lie".

I know anecdotal evidence is anecdotal, but I've known more than a few black males who fark guys, have boyfriends, and absolutely do not consider themselves gay, and I'm not talking about black guys on the DL or macho types, necessarily. Rhodes may genuinely believe he isn't gay and could identify as some kind of radical other.


That level of delusion is just fascinating.
 
2013-04-18 12:34:25 PM  

Walker: And yes, who cares, but he could help millions of young athletes around the country, along with giving hope to kids killing themselves left and right. Instead he choose to lie and stay in the closet. So THAT'S what the big deal is.


Not everyone can handle that responsibility and the bullshiat that would come with it.
 
2013-04-18 12:37:18 PM  
Guess that free agent contract won't be coming now.
 
2013-04-18 12:38:27 PM  

DubyaHater: fark yourself Subby. It's assholes like you that make it difficult for people to come out of the closet.


I'd think that when someone pulls you out of the closet, it would make it easier to be out of the closet.
 
2013-04-18 12:38:31 PM  

Walker: "Being gay is bad, so if pictures come out of you kissing a person of the same sex just lie lie lie".


In his defense, he is a free agent who I presume is nowhere near ready retiring. He could be battling a variety of internal struggles here; anywhere from being "scared" to come out now for a variety reasons, to even having a weird sense of competitive pride of simply not wanting to come out NOW, knowing full well if he did, there's the possible perception that Team X (whomever signs him) is doing so for PR reasons instead of wanting him for his abilities.

Not saying any reason is more rational or understandable than the other, just speculating.
 
2013-04-18 12:39:54 PM  
I don't understand homophobia.

I also don't understand people who obsess over outing every gay person they know just to show how cool they are with it.

It's not our business; leave it alone.
 
2013-04-18 12:40:44 PM  
This is great. I'm glad the tabloids are so actively pushing this non-story with full potential to put a major strain on a talented guy so he can struggle through free-agency and be brought into an uncomfortable locker room situation.

He's gay, he doesn't want you to know. Respect his privacy.
 
2013-04-18 12:41:38 PM  

Spike Lee's Favorite Farker: Guess that free agent contract won't be coming now.


But he will be coming.
 
2013-04-18 12:42:44 PM  
 
2013-04-18 12:43:04 PM  

DubyaHater: fark yourself Subby. It's assholes like you that make it difficult for people to come out of the closet.  Let the man be happy. I hope this shiatty, third-rate tabloid burns to the ground.

 
2013-04-18 12:43:31 PM  
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2013-04-18 12:52:02 PM  
So, let me get this straight correct:

NFL Player denies he is gay, despite photos that might disprove that. Fark says: "who cares? It's not our business. Boring."

Female collegiate basketball player discusses being comfortable with being out in an interview. Fark says "Duh! We automatically assumed you were gay. Let's joke about you having a penis."

Fark is weird, even by Fark standards.
 
2013-04-18 12:54:33 PM  

DubyaHater: fark yourself Subby. It's assholes like you that make it difficult for people to come out of the closet.  Let the man be happy. I hope this shiatty, third-rate tabloid burns to the ground.


I am not claiming that, because of current society, that that isn't an issue... but, isn't the ultimate goal that the question isn't even asked, or if it is , the answer is to tell the truth, say "so what" and move on.

I will admit things like "Opposing Views" are being dicks about it and not respecting privacy by "forcing" the issue for people, but, hopefully we'll have the day where asking that would be like asking "Do you like peppermint stick ice cream?".

whither_apophis: DamnYankees: Interesting. Maybe this will actually end with an openly gay athlete, finally.

Voiceofreason01: Nobody cares subby. Also Opposing Views is a disgusting useless rag and you should stop submitting links from it.

Never heard of Opposing Views before. What's the deal?

"Openly gay finally"? Half the WNBA would like to talk with you.


Lesbians in sports (primarily basketball, golf and tennis) isn't nearly as big of an issue, fairly or unfairly, because it is viewed differently.   Honestly, I think it goes back to the point made in a joke on "Mad About You"....

Helen Hunts character says "Whats the deal with men and watching lesbians?"... and Paul replies "It's two women and I agree with both of them".

I've always extrapolated that out to explain why lesbianism is not viewed quite as "negatively" in society as male homosexuality.   Female on female... nothing is happening there sexually that a man wouldn't be doing to a woman as well in the same situation.   So, there is nothing "squeamish" there for anybody when they imagine a lesbian relationship.   With male on male, obviously there is stuff there going on there, unless you are a gay male, that does make people "squeamish", even if you are totally supportive of homosexual rights, marriage, etc, you still might feel that way when "thinking" about that scenario.   It isn't fair or right, but, I think it explains why it "is" that way in general.

/also, see the "teacher/student" affairs by sex grid GIF
 
2013-04-18 12:54:33 PM  
It sucks that his private life has been made public but.....dude. if you are gay, then just come out. We don't care.

he could be like, the Jackie Robinson of gay folks. That esera tuoalo cat came out years after he quit the NFL and same with john amaeche or that soccer cat a few months ago. Not the same impact.

its ok Kerry. You could help thousands of people live happier lives.
 
2013-04-18 12:56:25 PM  

rickythepenguin: It sucks that his private life has been made public but.....dude. if you are gay, then just come out. We don't care.

he could be like, the Jackie Robinson of gay folks. That esera tuoalo cat came out years after he quit the NFL and same with john amaeche or that soccer cat a few months ago. Not the same impact.

its ok Kerry. You could help thousands of people live happier lives.


You'd think with the #42 movie out now, someone might be thinking "Hey... I'll get a great movie saying how heroic I was in about 20 years". (saying 20 since I think the movie for that will happen much sooner than 60 years later... might even be 10 or less).
 
2013-04-18 12:59:37 PM  

Cythraul: People asking, 'Who cares?'

Father: Hey Son, who do you want to be like when you grow up?
Son: I want to be like my favorite football player!
Father: That's great, Son! Who's that?
Son: Kerry Rhodes!
Father: Eeeh, can't you pick another player? Someone who's less... happy?

There will be plenty of people who will care, unfortunately.


Well that's certainly a make believe conversation you had with the voices in your head to reinforce your preexisting ideas about how people you don't know will react.
 
2013-04-18 01:01:49 PM  
I am outraged at other peoples' biology.
 
2013-04-18 01:01:56 PM  

js34603: Cythraul: People asking, 'Who cares?'

Father: Hey Son, who do you want to be like when you grow up?
Son: I want to be like my favorite football player!
Father: That's great, Son! Who's that?
Son: Kerry Rhodes!
Father: Eeeh, can't you pick another player? Someone who's less... happy?

There will be plenty of people who will care, unfortunately.

Well that's certainly a make believe conversation you had with the voices in your head to reinforce your preexisting ideas about how people you don't know will react.


Do you respond to people just so you can re-read your comments to make yourself feel intelligent?
 
2013-04-18 01:08:53 PM  
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2013-04-18 01:08:57 PM  
Oh noes, gays in the footballs.  What about the children?!

Yeeeehawwww
 
2013-04-18 01:09:55 PM  
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2013-04-18 01:09:55 PM  
Walker:

And yes, who cares, but he could help millions of young athletes around the country, along with giving hope to kids killing themselves left and right. Instead he choose to lie and stay in the closet. So THAT'S what the big deal is. No, I don't agree in forcing people out of the closet, but the pictures are out, just admit you're gay and become a role model to young gay kids. The message he is sending to them now is "Being gay is bad, so if pictures come out of you kissing a person of the same sex just lie lie lie".

I understand the value of being out, but as you acknowledge, outing others - especially if they aren't legislators advocating anti-homosexual laws - isn't cool. He didn't sign away his personal privacy when he joined the NFL, and if he is gay he wouldn't be the first player to try and keep that a secret. Rhodes should be left alone on this.
 
2013-04-18 01:13:04 PM  

Walker: And yes, who cares, but he could help millions of young athletes around the country, along with giving hope to kids killing themselves left and right. Instead he choose to lie and stay in the closet. So THAT'S what the big deal is.


Sorry, but you and I don't get to judge a guy who wants to keep his private life private for now.  If he wants to come out, he will.  If he doesn't, he doesn't have to.
 
2013-04-18 01:13:35 PM  
This media obsession with outing a current NFL player is going to end badly. A photographer is going to get assaulted or a teammate is going to say something very stupid that tears a team apart, or worse, an player is going to off himself because TMZ called him and gave him a 3 minute heads up on the story/pictures they were about to post. Something bad will come of it.
 
2013-04-18 01:14:59 PM  
The way he's handling this is going to end up making it a bigger circus than it needs to be. It could end up costing him a lot of money. A team that otherwise would have said "We don't care if he's gay, he gives us the best chance to win" will now also have to worry about the media circus surrounding him.

His ex-bf is also a huge a-hole for putting him in this spot and trying to keep it in the public eye. You could cost the man his livelihood, and this is his last chance to land a big contract. Have some goddamn class.
 
2013-04-18 01:16:14 PM  

dletter: rickythepenguin: It sucks that his private life has been made public but.....dude. if you are gay, then just come out. We don't care.

he could be like, the Jackie Robinson of gay folks. That esera tuoalo cat came out years after he quit the NFL and same with john amaeche or that soccer cat a few months ago. Not the same impact.

its ok Kerry. You could help thousands of people live happier lives.

You'd think with the #42 movie out now, someone might be thinking "Hey... I'll get a great movie saying how heroic I was in about 20 years". (saying 20 since I think the movie for that will happen much sooner than 60 years later... might even be 10 or less).


I wouldn't be surprised if that's precisely what happens--someone sees 42 and is "inspired" to come out. Or at least that's the PR version of the story.
 
2013-04-18 01:18:36 PM  

jayhawk88: This media obsession with outing a current NFL player is going to end badly. A photographer is going to get assaulted or a teammate is going to say something very stupid that tears a team apart, or worse, an player is going to off himself because TMZ called him and gave him a 3 minute heads up on the story/pictures they were about to post. Something bad will come of it.


Unfortunately true, which is why I think  Brendon Ayanbadejo is really pushing for the one's he is aware of to all come out at once, and probably sooner than later.  I think he recognizes that the day is unfortunately going to come very soon (if this isn't the first instance already happening as we speak) of media outlets basically forcing a player to admit it.   Brendon makes some very good points about trying to get out in front of the story.  In addition, IMO, with that cherry popped, those "media" websites will have less burning incentive to pry into other players lives... the first ones already happened, there isn't that much "wow" factor in now trying to out someone else.
 
2013-04-18 01:22:08 PM  
 
2013-04-18 01:25:52 PM  
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2013-04-18 01:26:33 PM  
I'm a football fan in Arizona. I could care less. Let's just hope ESPN and FoxSports treat this man with dignity and as a human being and a football player. I don't want to see 1 hour specials about him and this and that and everything. But you know we will.
 
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