Ben Revere uses "no homo" during Twitter exchange with Aqua Nightclub owner

Categories: GLBT, Sports
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Revere has a bromance with Aqua's owner. But he wants you to know it's "no homo."
Ben Revere was traded from the Twins to Philadelphia last offseason, but he apparently still misses Minneapolis. (Or, at least, he misses one particular club in the Warehouse District.)

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The way he chose to express that yesterday, however, might result in a fine from Major League Baseball.

Here's the controversial Twitter exchange Revere, currently on the disabled list with a broken foot, had with Aqua Nightclub owner Jado Hark: That's too bad, because Revere's tweets are often pretty funny (and unoffensive). For example, consider this offering from earlier in the day yesterday: In any event, Revere is probably facing a fine for the "no homo" tweet. From Hardball Talk:
Major League Baseball adopted a social media policy last year that, among other things, prohibits players from tweeting sexist, racist, bigoted or homophobic things. The "no homo" thing is the very definition of homophobia in that the speaker is afraid of being mistaken for homosexual.
Revere hasn't responded to a handful of people calling for him to apologize.

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.


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18 comments
mohanlon3
mohanlon3

Maybe he was simply differentiating in an honest way.  They may normally have bromance relations, he intended to convey that this was an expression of emotion and feeling, not one of absent cuddle time.  He was clarifying, not denigrating.  We don't know the context, or relation these guys have outside of one tweet.  I get that over sensitive people might not get this semantic distinction, but I am a  Gay male and this offends me in no way.  Homo isn't derisive, it's an abbreviation for chrissakes.  If he had said No Faggot, I'd be singing a different operetta, but this is a blip on the radar of nothingland.

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

Another backfire, Rupar. You sure know how to pick 'em

Alirox
Alirox

It's a self-deprecating internet meme.

Joe Duggan
Joe Duggan

The.. rapper? That invented the phrase? Wat

Stuttering John
Stuttering John

If its not about guns or gays rupar doesn't write it!

Shane Knapp
Shane Knapp

When you do that, make sure you let the scientists at Jurassic Park know that using frog DNA will not result in a gender controlled environment. Del, Paul

Joe Strom
Joe Strom

Why don't we fine the rapper who 'invented' the phrase, or everyone quit being offended by every word in the english dictionary. I'm so sick of society today. Someone give me a Delorean, I'm going back to 1950.

Rod Peyton
Rod Peyton

You'd think we would applaud the use of Latin in the public sphere.

Kurt Stafki
Kurt Stafki

He was compromising because he can't throw a ball from center field to second base.

Jeff
Jeff

Alert the world! A sports player wrote something that a small amount of people would consider offensive!  I'm gay and I could care less. Both my straight and gay friends say no homo. No one cares. 

DavidFoureyes
DavidFoureyes topcommenter

Seriously? Are we this sensitive now? 

Ben - Use BNG (But Not Gay). Usage: "Hey bro, your cock looks super thick today, BNG."

k2yeb
k2yeb topcommenter

I think he is entitled to his opinion, and I think you might need to start writing real news stories.

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

...Or race baiting

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