LAST EDITED ON 12-04-08 AT 01:52 PM (EST)
Wow. I missed this whole discussion.
But let me just say, Aruba, that perhaps if you had ever had that word used toward you at any point in your life in a situation with a propensity toward violence, you might be a little less forgiving of it.
"Fag" is not an insult toward Charlie. It's an insult toward an entire group of people that Charlie happens to be a part of, and its use in that context is not acceptable. Ever. And it speaks very lowly of any scumbag who would use it in such a context.
Homo and Fag are derogatory terms to denote a person who goes out of their way to act gay where the actions are directly related to one's sexual preference.
No, they are not. They're used indiscriminately to degrade anyone who is gay. And I'm still not sure what going out of ones way to act gay is. If I buy a Madonna album off Amazon, does the UPS guy then get the right for a quick bonus "fag" shout when he drops off the package? Or is that just worth a "homo"? Or do I have to add in a Cher album for it really to be worth that?
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