The Big Brother controversy provides an ample opportunity for more media outlets to not only report on the nastiness and the the outrage, but to also spark further discussion on how these statements are not just “flukes” of the house
We believe homophobia to be the exclusive territory of diehards, the people who wave signs that “God Hates Fags” or broadcast their revulsion through a microphone outside Old Navy on State Street. We label them as “crazy” and quickly look away.
For a college football program seeking redemption after years of underperforming, Te’o wasn’t just their star. He was their symbol. But this Wednesday, Deadspin revealed that Manti Te’o’s “tragic dead girlfriend” story was a hoax.