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rare female film critic | by maryann johanson

wtf: acting is “kind of gay” sez ‘A-Team’s Rampage

I think my preferred response to this kind of idiocy from now on is going to be just laughing at people who say such things and waving at them as the rest of the world grows the fuck up and passes them by. Via New York’s Daily News:

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, who makes his onscreen debut next week as B.A. Baracus (a role made famous by Mr. T) in “The A-Team,” has come under fire for equating acting with homosexuality.

“Acting is kind of gay…it makes you soft,” the UFC star and aspiring actor told the Los Angeles Times. “You got all these people combing your hair and putting a coat over your shoulders when you’re cold.”

The Times also reported an incident on the “A-Team” set where a crew member threw a homophobic slur at Jackson (possibly as a joke), and the fighter responded with “barely contained fury.” Jackson reportedly spouted gay slurs back at the crew member before finally declaring him a “punk” and throwing him off the set.

I wonder what kind of “gay” Quinton “Rampage” Jackson thinks acting is making him. The kind of gay that involves millions of women around the world unable to bear the thought that an actor might actually be gay, even though those women will never, ever have any opportunity at all to take advantage of a beloved actor’s hoped-for not-gayness?

And, you know what? If it’s “gay” to put a fucking coat on when it’s cold, then I’m sure Quinton “Rampage” Jackson could very well stand out in the damn cold without a coat, if he’s that insecure in his manhood, whether his manhood be straight, gay, or otherwise.



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