So, a few weeks ago there was a question in here about a store front sign with a racial slur on it and many were pointing out that he had the free speech right to say that....but the flip side was that OTHERS had the free speech to not frequent his establishment, but the general consensus was that he should not be "shut down" by any entity but left to survive if people chose to go.....
Fast forward to THIS. What he SAID isnt the issue....awful tho it is. Free speech is free speech is free speeech. Now if this teams sales/attendence/ect declines or his performance is affected by the the stress........Do you think he should be fired because his views upset a group of people?
Yes. His words are slurs. No matter what it did offend and could possible ruin someone elses' way of life. His words isolates, and emotionally abuse the person that they were directed at. No matter what its wrong. Freedom of speech does not mean free to abuse.
Answer by sugahmamma at 1:05 AM on Nov. 6, 2009
Ok...that makes sense.....what if they weren't "slurs" but just a general opinion that he had? What if he had simply pointed out that be didn't believe that being gay was ok? I have no idea what he said exactly because the article doesn't say.
Answer by momof030404 at 1:08 AM on Nov. 6, 2009
If he made the statement in an open conversation then there is nothing wrong with that. But if he spoke in attempt to intentionally make that person feel any less worthy b/c of who they are, then he was definitely wrong. It would definitely qualify as a slur. And that is not the kind of message that the NFL (or adults period) want to send to the younger generation.
Answer by sugahmamma at 1:15 AM on Nov. 6, 2009
Answer by yourspecialkid at 1:16 AM on Nov. 6, 2009
Ya'll want to know the CRAZY thing...THIS is from the article
Since being drafted by the Chiefs in 2003, Johnson has been arrested four times for various degrees of battery, including one incident in which the Maryland native pleaded guilty to disturbing the peace after allegedly spitting in the face of a woman at a Kansas City nightclub.
Johnson later received two years' probation and was ordered to attend a domestic violence diversion program for an earlier arrest. In 2007, Johnson signed a five-year contract extension that could be worth up to $45 million, including $19 million guaranteed.
and THIS behavior is what gets people really angry??? That kinda drives me nuts too!
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