Lately, it has become a ritual for Chris Brown to receive high public scrutiny for his eccentric behavior. If it’s not his elongated twitter rants or his daytime brawls with fellow R&B artist, Frank Ocean, Chris Brown is making headlines for his requited love interest with Rihanna, who he famously beat up in a domestic violence incident four years ago.
Now, Chris has tongues wagging about his perceived homophobic behavior. The singer has a track record of using the term “fa**ot” in his lyrics and most recently in verbal attacks. Following their fight last month, Frank Ocean revealed to investigators that members of Brown’s crew yelled the “F” word after Brown threatened to shoot him.
After learning about Frank Ocean’s claim, former N’Sync member and openly gay singer Lance Bass had some words for Breezy. In an interview with Celebuzz, Bass addresses Chris’ homophobic slurs and the connection between “fa**ot” and the N-word.
No fur on his tongue, here is what Lance had to say:
“Calling people fa**ot and that stuff, I mean, he may not even mean what he means, but it’s a derogatory term that people throw out there 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.”
I’m not sure if throwing the race card was a necessary angle to his statements but I can respect where he is coming from as both the gay and African-American community have endured and overcome separate struggles.
Do you think Lance Bass was reaching by correlating the two hate terms? Does he have a point? Discuss, Clutchettes!