Chris Brown Responds To Gay Slur Controversy on Twitter

    June 23, 2011
    Josh Wolford

Chris Brown, no stranger to controversy, finds himself amid another one today.

Yesterday, TMZ caught Brown calling a TMZ cameraman “gay” after they caught him avoiding a parking ticket in Los Angeles. Brown obviously thought that TMZ had tattled on him for parking illegally and asked if TMZ called them and then tried to film the confrontation. He then said “Y’all n**gas is gay.”

Poor grammar aside, this is just another instance of Chris Brown getting into trouble over something he said. Last year, he got in a Twitter feud in which he called someone a “homo” and “dick in da booty lil boy.” And we won’t even get into the whole Rhianna thing…

Last night, Brown issued this tweet about the incident –

I have total respect for Gay community and my intention was not to insult anyone in it. #REALSHIT 20 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

TMZ jumped on him for this tweet, saying that he “lied” through his teeth.” TMZ added that he “never apologizes, but instead writes a half-assed, dismissive explanation.”

He’s been hearing it from the Twitter community today. The hashtag #chrisbrownneedsto has been trending the whole day. Some responses have been “…stop using homophopic slurs, the apologizing, then doing it again.” Others have been a little more cutting, such as #chrisbrownneedsto release an album entitled Greatest Hits, I’m guessing Rhianna will be on the album cover.”

And in the last hour, he has rallied off a series of tweets where he calls people who latch onto every word he says “thirsty.” Check out his string of tweets:

This will make things a whole lot easier. If you don’t like/support me then don’t listen to my music. Thx love you Teambreezy! 45 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

Latching on to my every word and criticizing makes you look thirsty. I can’t even piss without somebody complaining. Imagine how I feel. 43 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

A person should not have to apologize every second for living life! 39 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

Ive said my peace. Now back to rehearsal for Sunday. So excited to see the other performances! Teambreezy #BET 29 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

The best noise is silence! 17 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not defending Chris Brown here, but is TMZ a little too eager to catch him up in something? In their article they call what he said a “nasty slur.” Is simply saying the word “gay” a nasty slur? Believe me, I think homophobic statements are deplorable, but does saying “gay” deserve this kind of backlash? They didn’t even mention the fact the he called them “n**gas.”

But in the case of Chris Brown, if you do a couple of things like beat your girlfriend, smash things with chairs, and unleash homophobic rants, it’s pretty hard to give you the benefit of the doubt.