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!

-Nikki B

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  • Is it me, or when its a slow news day for pop culture (white media) it defaults to “lets talk about what Chris Brown did, or will do wrong”?

    Not that I’m defending this kids behavior, but do they bring up the past of Marky Mark who used to admittedly beat up black & gay kids? Charlie Sheen’s domestic abuse past? Was it wrong for him to use the F word? Sure (in fact I blogged about that-shameless plug), but using using him being Black as a reason not to say it? How about not saying it because you’re an adult who can get your point across without name calling. It’s getting a little old now trying to juxtapose both slurs.

    • AnnT

      It’s turned into-“I have nothing else to say or do, my album/book/concert sales are low or people are no longer paying attention to me so let’s talk about him or how Rihanna is not a role model.”

    • Chillyroad

      You guys are both right. I don’t want to be put in a position defend him (he should have crawled in a hole and stayed there) but he is turning into a whipping boy. No pun intended. They don’t do this to other bad celebrities. Sheens career has catupulted due to his violent drug addled behaviour. He is twice Browns age.

      I wish Brown would just shut up and keep his head down.

  • bob

    Gay people can hide their sexuality. Can I come out to the world after I have a nice cushy job and say hey world im black love me. Naw naw I cant , totally different type of minorities. But neither word should be used in hurtful way.

  • Anthony

    Highlighting an obnoxious black man is a great way to hate on a black person without being “racist.”

  • Anthony

    My last statement was for J. Nicole.

  • TIM

    The word “homophobic” is a new (made-up) word designed to make people afraid to tell the truth OR at least to have an opinion about something EVERY RELIGION ON EARTH has condemned. I don’t dislike anyone because they are homosexual, they are still my brothers and sisters, but that does NOT mean I have to agree with a behavior or condone, that is MY CHOICE not to do so, just like it is THEIR CHOICE to participate in it.

    • Tiff

      Homophobic is not made up, some people are afraid of gay people and that fear is manifested in violence, disrespect or intolerance. HOWEVER, some groups associate homophobia with someone who agrees may be a proponent of Prop8 or believes in keeping marriage between a woman and man. The latter is erroneous.

    • Tiff

      I obviously need to get to work and off of this website b/c my spelling and grammar is shot. Have a great afternoon folks!!

    • Love Sosa

      Homophobic is a new made up word. Religion is an old made up word.

      such is life.