June 15, 2009
After all the flack last month about use of inappropriate language in the MMA, it was odd to see ESPN MMA blogger Jake Rossen say that Wanderlei Silva was looking "fittingly simian." as he entered the cage at UFC 99 against Rich Franklin.
GLAAD (The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) stepped up, and rightly so, to call Dana White on the carpet for his use of a gay slur during his infamous Ultimate Fight Night 18 vlog (1:56 and 2:50 marks; warning: heavy use of coarse language). NOW (National Organization for Women) did nothing in defense of the female blogger that White referred to derogatorily. Who will defend Silva and state the obvious that using a racially charged word like "simian" is out of line?
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