Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe is in hot water with the homosexual community following his controversial remarks during a radio interview on Thursday.
Bowe, 25, was a guest on ESPN 610′s What’s Wright with Nick Wright radio program when he proceeded to insert his foot in his mouth.
When asked about the extra time he spent with Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassell, Bowe had the following to say per Mike Florio at PFT:
“It’s like an extra year with your girlfriend trying to map things out. You know, those quarterbacks, they’re like my girlfriend. No homo.”
Here’s the wrinkle.
The term “no homo” has been around for a while and most recently surfaced in lyrics from Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kanye West’s “Run This Town” rap single.
It has been widely accepted in the pop-culture realm as a term “said to show that you aren’t gay after saying something that sounded gay” according to Urban Dictionary.
Still, some in the gay community were offended by the term. And it certainly didn’t help that Bowe is a professional athlete who uttered the phrase on-air.
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