MrDollarBills wrote:Paradise wrote:therealbig3 wrote:
This heated private conversation shows a lot about where KD’s head is at though. He really shouldn’t be using language like that.
I’m not black, and I’m honestly asking this question without disrespect intended...is there not a serious hypocrisy and double standard when a black man voices their issues with social injustice and racism against their community...but then turns around and starts hurling insults against women and the LGBTQ community? C-sucker and the C word and the P word and the B word are just as ugly of words as the F word to me (the homophobic slur).
There’s nothing here to condone but being out of touch with some other people’s realities isn’t also an excuse to shoehorn what offends a smaller group of people. The C and B word has existed well before the LGBTQ community was even prominent in this country.
The C word is something that has a direct meaning to Caribbean’s. Well before. The B word or P word is also commonly used and referred to in decades of Dominicans and Puerto Rican cultures.
I personally don’t really condone any form of that because I’d be a hypocrite to teach my children not to say curse words but let’s stop acting like everything is said to “offend” any other sexual orientation of people when those words are commonly used decades and times when we was not born. Some of us heard it during an ass whooping, some of us heard it during an altercation at school. None of it was to “offend” anybody’s sexuality.
You are equating terms and words that are commonly associated with the N word or any other insulting connotation in the modern culture.
If he called him a directly “gay” or anything about sleeping with men as an insult, that’s where it becomes homophobic.
The fact the biggest issue is ‘homophobic’ instead of why is he telling anyone “he will spit in their face” when he sees them is really alarming. One is clearly more evident than the other.
I think the reason that the homophobia is more pressing than the fact that he told Rappaport that he would spit in his face is because no one believes that he would do something like that. It's clearly obvious that KD was just messing with him and dude pulled a dick move by releasing those DMs to the public. However, it doesn't absolve KD from using that rhetoric and getting caught for it. That's 100% on him.
And yeah, being Caribbean I know full well about the usage of the word c__t. To me personally, as long as dudes aren't calling women that word, it's all fair game, but I cannot speak for women who are offended by that. It's not my call. Same thing with calling someone a c-sucker. I'm straight, and I don't use that language, but I have no place to dictate whether a gay person should be offended or not by someone calling someone that.
It’s deeper than that. They are mad because KD didn’t get submissive and apologetic to this poor ol’ knick fan.
Not ONE person has said a word about Rapaport and his constant trolling ‘wannabe black’ behavior towards black athletes, politicians and rappers. He’s been getting away with white privilege for quite a while now.
A prime example of wanting an athlete to bow down to what the MEDIA wants:
But Kevin Durant wasn’t cool when he got into a vile Twitter fight with actor Michael Rapaport that eventually got him fined $50,000 by his league. The amount of money doesn’t matter, of course. It is tipping money to someone who makes what Durant makes. But the fact of things is that Durant got fined for acting like an idiot, and he didn’t help himself with one of those sports apologies that isn’t an apology at all.
But what is more of a wonder is that he could get into this kind of childish, meathead, offensive Twitter exchange because somebody hurt his feelings. Seriously? At least he’s right about one thing: He can’t want people to see and hear him acting that way. It still would have been a stand-up thing for him to apologize for what he said to Rapaport, and not that people saw what he said.
Maybe the Nets will win and win so big that nobody will remember in June what Durant said to Rapaport on social media to get himself fined. Or maybe there will be a different ending this season for him and his team and Durant will make you wonder how he can ever flourish here with rabbit ears.
My favorite part is the contradicting. Rapaport doesn’t apologize to ANYONE after the backlash:
He was supposed to make big news on the court at the Barclays Center. He is that big and good and fast and talented, and as gifted a shooter for a man his size as his sport has ever seen. Now he makes news for acting like a child.
“You live and learn,” Michael Rapaport himself said. ”I know I have lived and learned from this situation. And I’ve had to deal with the ramifications that I’ll keep to myself, and I know he has. And I feel bad about it. But it is what it is, and we have to move forward.”