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Lance Bass to Chris Brown: ‘Faggot’ is as derogatory as ‘nigger’

Chris Brown’s recent altercation with Frank Ocean, over a parking spot at a recording studio, allegedly included Brown throwing a punch, threatening gun violence and calling Ocean a “faggot."

Lance Bass has weighed in on the fight, voicing his opinion that minorities need to stick together and that calling a gay person a “faggot” is as offensive as calling a black person a “nigger."

Calling people faggot and that stuff – he may not even mean what he means, but it’s a derogatory term that people throw out there and without even knowing why they are saying it. But when it comes to Frank Ocean and knowing that he’s very out, it was definitely meant to hurt him. It’s never good to throw those words out there that mean so much. [Brown] should understand that, being a black man himself. He should know that the F-word is just like calling you the N-word in a very derogatory way. When you come from a minority like that, being gay or black or whatever, it’s like there should be an understanding, like we all get each other. But you don’t see that a lot, which is really sad.

Ocean has decided not to press charges against Brown.

Brown is no stranger to gay-slur controversies. There have been repeated reports of his use of the word faggot toward paparazzi and fans. With rumours about his sexual orientation, he’s also been on the receiving end of the word, which, according to the above photo, isn’t all that he’s been on the receiving end of! The picture of Brown performing oral sex exploded on Twitter in 2012 but was later proven to be photoshopped. The pic is just one of many instances where his sexuality has been scrutinized. Rapper Raz B made claims that Brown is gay, as did rapper Martyn, who, in 2011, used social media to try to taunt Brown out of the closet. 

Maybe he is repressing his sexuality; that would explain all his angry outbursts. Or maybe I’m just guilty of wishful thinking. I’ve seen the nude, and, well, he can beat me with that thing anytime. 

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