Tyler Seguin’s Twitter feed’s ‘queers and steers’ welcomes him to Texas

Greg Wyshynski
July 7, 2013

So this appeared on Tyler Seguin’s Twitter feed on Saturday night, before being hastily deleted:

Seguin, you’ll recall, was traded to the Dallas Stars on July 4 in a seven-player trade with the Boston Bruins, after Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli infamously said that Seguin had to “commit to being a professional.”

The quote is a line from “Full Metal Jacket,” director Stanley Kubrick’s classic war film. As the Sgt. Hartman said to “Private Cowboy” after he revealed he was from Texas:

“Holy dog[expletive] Private Cowboy, only steers and queers come from Texas, Private Cowboy. And you don’t look like a steer, so that kind of narrows it down.”

And it gets sort of hilariously vulgar after that …

Seguin later tweeted, as expected:

Why should we care about what appears on Seguin’s Twitter feed? Well, he was taken to task back in April for Tweeting “No Homo” as a joke, which led to a conversation with Patrick Burke, head of the sexual identity quality group You Can Play.

Said Seguin, in apologizing for the tweet:

“I think with myself, it was kind of late at night, just talking with my buddies, sometimes I forget that I’m on Twitter in front of a quarter-million people and not just talking to my friends. It’s just another learning experience.”

And so it is. Burke, at the very least, is buying that it wasn't Seguin: