Once again a celebrity has been forced to apologize for expressing his opinion on the subject of homosexuality.
Yesterday, San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver, 25, caused a national furor when he said something to the effect that gay NFL players were not welcomed in the san Francisco 49ers locker room.
Under intense pressure from gay groups, Culliver released a statement this morning:
The derogatory comments I made yesterday were a reflection of thoughts in my head, but they are not how I feel. It has taken me seeing them in print to realize that they are hurtful and ugly.
Those discriminating feelings are truly not in my heart. Further, I apologize to those who I have hurt and offended, and I pledge to learn and grow from this experience.
Naturally, the gays aren’t satisfied.
Apologizing for how something was said or how people felt about it is not the same as apologizing for what was actually said, so it’s hard to credit Culliver much for this “apology.”
They even quoted openly gay ex-49er Kwame Harris, who was arrested for assaulting his boyfriend:
It’s surprising that in 2013 Chris Culliver would use his 15 minutes to spread vitriol and hate. I recognize that these are comments that he may come to regret and that he may come to see that gay people are not so different than straight people.
Listen to the audio of Culliver’s comments below.
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