After going off on an anti-gay rant, San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver has suddenly become the most hated man on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/NYtoMN/status/296752465578188800

https://twitter.com/KaseyBlueEyes/status/296766842947657728

https://twitter.com/kicksb4rent/status/296755590858960896

https://twitter.com/darwinpineda/status/296748440954744833

https://twitter.com/sheroics/status/296741449628794880

https://twitter.com/neoblaque/status/296772185463324672

Just reflect on that last tweet for a moment. On the second thought, don’t.

Let’s be clear: Chris Culliver has the right to his views, no matter how morally odious and factually-questionable. (How can he be absolutely sure there are no gay players on his team?)

But he has a professional obligation not to embarrass his employer. And let’s not forget where his employer is based:

The 49ers pretended to be outraged, but they merely slapped Culliver on the wrist:

“The San Francisco 49ers reject the comments that were made [Tuesday], and have addressed the matter with Chris. There is no place for discrimination within our organization at any level. We have and always will proudly support the LGBT community.”

By contrast, a 49ers player who complained about lack of playing time last month was suspended.

Priorities!

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Inclusion and tolerance are beautiful things to see practiced.

    • Zach Peterson

      Inclusion and tolerance are pretty little liberal words. if a homo was looking at me in the locker room, you’d find him floating down Hudson…

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Inclusion and tolerance are beautiful things to see practiced.

  • peteee363

    is it still true about there not being any tight ends in the bay area? (that had to be said, it is an oldie, but goodie)

  • peteee363

    is it still true about there not being any tight ends in the bay area? (that had to be said, it is an oldie, but goodie)

  • aegean1

    Good job twits, you sure showed him. I’m sure your incredible display of love and tolerance has won him over to your side!

    Do I need to include the /sarc?

    • peteee363

      this is twitchy, the /sarc tag is a given!

  • TEXANONLY

    Way to go, speak you mind.l

  • yviemarie88

    Sorry, PC crowd, he has every right to feel that way and say it publicly. Just like everyone else.

  • nc

    A professional football player, in San Francisco of all places, days before the biggest game of his life, makes a statement that he must know is going to blow up big.
    Things that make you go hmmmm…..

    • Charles Harding

      Sure got him lots of attention, didn’t it – in show biz (which is what Pro Football is), any publicity is good publicity, right?

  • Lady 12

    I listened to the interview, and I wouldn’t call it a rant. The guy was talking to a comedian, and he was kinda led on. Undoubtedly some of the things he said were stupid, but he wasn’t nearly as offensive as those haters above.

    • Maxwell

      I think it’s funny that people are taking an interview with a shock jock seriously… then again these are probably the same people that think Bill Maher is a genius.

    • Maxwell

      I think it’s funny that people are taking an interview with a shock jock seriously… then again these are probably the same people that think Bill Maher is a genius.

  • Zach Peterson

    No one wants to be THAT close to a homosexual… I don’t blame him…nfl should completely ban homosexuals from the game. I don’t know very many fans who’d disagree.

    • TocksNedlog

      You could make a million dollars if you developed a p*ss test for “gay”.

    • TocksNedlog

      You could make a million dollars if you developed a p*ss test for “gay”.

  • AmandaJeff Day

    F**k you Chris Culliver!!! Boy we sure showed him didn’t we??? We said F**k you!!! He’ll NEVER think of a comeback for “F**K you.” I’m SO glad somebody invented the word “F**k.” Otherwise, we would never be able to put these people in their place! F**k, yep, that’s my favorite word.

  • http://semperjase.com Jason

    So the response by homosexual activists is to wish gay rape on someone who prefers not to be around homosexuals.

    How exactly does that prove the moral superiority of gays?

    • DavidFanning

      “Homosexual activists”? How do you know that they are homosexual or activists?

      • http://semperjase.com Jason

        One doesn’t have to be gay to be a homosexual activist, i.e. one who advocates for the gay agenda.

        It is interesting that the term I used for the advocates is of more concern to you than the wishes of gay rape on those they don’t like.

        Gay rape wishes to punish dissent is OK. “Homosexual activist” is not. Got it.

        • DavidFanning

          Ah, so in order to be a homosexual activist one need only have a twitter account (or other such social media account) and have an opinion that is pro-gay, got it…

          It is even more interesting that you believe having and expressing an opinion is enough to make one an activist of any kind…

          I guess every gay and lesbian citizen in this country is also a homosexual activist?

          P.S. Where can I read this “gay agenda”?

          • VerminMcCann

            Activist: Advocate for a cause.

            Cause: A principle or movement defended or supported.

            Above, you’ll find examples of twitter users wishing rape, infection, death, and other violence on a person because he expressed an opinion they didn’t like.

            Do you deny that those posters are advocating a principal?

          • DavidFanning

            Personally, I don’t think that those posters have any principals or tact for that matter, but time was it took a lot more then expressing an opinion to make one an activist for a cause of any kind…

          • VerminMcCann

            So you deny that their posts were motivated by the principle that people shouldn’t discriminate against or make derogatory comments about gays?

          • DavidFanning

            I don’t know what motivated their comments, maybe they were just Ravens fans, sorry Ravens activists!

          • VerminMcCann

            Really? Hmmm. Well, I’m sorry for giving you too much credit.

          • DavidFanning

            Tell me, how do you know that the posters are not Ravens fans, sorry activists, looking for any excuse to dump on the 49ers?

          • VerminMcCann

            How do you know they’re not Martians? Do you have any evidence that their posts were motivated by a desire to dump on the 49ers? If so, shouldn’t you be attacking them for their intolerance?

          • DavidFanning

            That’s not an answer…

          • VerminMcCann

            Yes it is.

          • DavidFanning

            No it is not, it’s a series of questions…

          • VerminMcCann

            Rhetorical question: a figure of speech in the form of a question that is asked in order to make a point and without expectation of a response.

            So, you see, although I expressed it with questions, I was actually advancing a point. Since you persist with your deliberate ignorance routine, I’ll explain it to you: I don’t know for a fact that the posters cited above are not motivated by something other than a desire to condemn Culliver’s statements. However, since the evidence–the text of their tweets–indicates that that was their purpose, that’s the assumption under which this conversation is proceeding. Likewise, we don’t know that some or all of the posters are not Martians, but given the evidence that they are in fact earthlings–the fact that earthlings and not Martians are known to use twitter–we proceed under the assumption that they are humans.

          • VerminMcCann

            Rhetorical question: a figure of speech in the form of a question that is asked in order to make a point and without expectation of a response.

            So, you see, although I expressed it with questions, I was actually advancing a point. Since you persist with your deliberate ignorance routine, I’ll explain it to you: I don’t know for a fact that the posters cited above are not motivated by something other than a desire to condemn Culliver’s statements. However, since the evidence–the text of their tweets–indicates that that was their purpose, that’s the assumption under which this conversation is proceeding. Likewise, we don’t know that some or all of the posters are not Martians, but given the evidence that they are in fact earthlings–the fact that earthlings and not Martians are known to use twitter–we proceed under the assumption that they are humans.

          • VerminMcCann

            Seriously, come pick up your teeth. I dare you.

          • DavidFanning

            Nah, you seem to have a pathological need to have the last word, so it’s yours… Far be it from me to be unkind to the mentally unstable. =P PZ

          • VerminMcCann

            Atta boy. I was hoping you’d add some personal attacks to go with your nonsense and lying.

          • DavidFanning

            Thanks for proving my point…

          • VerminMcCann

            You think the fact that I keep inviting you to defend your position proves I need to have the last word? Makes as much sense as anything else you’ve said.

            Then again, you had no point and you proved it, so congrats on that.

          • DavidFanning

            Thanks for proving my point… again. 3 for 3?

          • VerminMcCann

            You have no point, and you’ve proved nothing. I could just as easily claim that you responding to my post proves your pathological need to have the last word. Of course, being right and having cogent arguments to support my position, I have no need to do so.

          • DavidFanning

            4 for 4? LMFAO!

          • VerminMcCann

            This makes what, three days of logic-free posts out of you? Fine: If you respond to this post it proves you’ve promised to pay me $60.00. See why that’s stupid? Of course you don’t.

          • VerminMcCann

            Here’s where you say “5 out of 5” and continue refusing to say anything of substance.

          • Dano481971

            David,
            While some of the posters may have been Raven fans, clearly some of them are 49er fans.

            Clue #1 – “I’m not gay but as a 49er fan…”

            Clue #2 – “We don’t need homophobes on our team.’

          • DavidFanning

            true…

      • http://semperjase.com Jason

        One doesn’t have to be gay to be a homosexual activist, i.e. one who advocates for the gay agenda.

        It is interesting that the term I used for the advocates is of more concern to you than the wishes of gay rape on those they don’t like.

        Gay rape wishes to punish dissent is OK. “Homosexual activist” is not. Got it.

    • DavidFanning

      “Homosexual activists”? How do you know that they are homosexual or activists?

  • http://semperjase.com Jason

    So the response by homosexual activists is to wish gay rape on someone who prefers not to be around homosexuals.

    How exactly does that prove the moral superiority of gays?

  • Guest

    Gays are all about love and tolerance until you don’t believe the way they do or you’re a Christian. Then you will see the most vile, vulgar display of “love” that you’ve ever seen.

    • Maxwell

      The best example of gays mistreating Christians in down (or up, depending on where you live) in Boystown in Chicago. Christians are often the target of discrimination by gay business owners down there. Of course, it would never make the 6 o’clock news…

    • Maxwell

      The best example of gays mistreating Christians in down (or up, depending on where you live) in Boystown in Chicago. Christians are often the target of discrimination by gay business owners down there. Of course, it would never make the 6 o’clock news…

  • BeyondPolls

    Tolerance?

  • salvagesalvage

    It’s really hard to be a bigot in America these days isn’t it? Oh how they must long for the good old days when you could not only say what you want about fags but bash ’em good on a boring Saturday night.

    • DavidFanning

      I know right, how dare they fight back and defend themselves, haven’t they ever heard of tolerance? LOL!

  • VerminMcCann

    “There is no place for discrimination within our organization at any level.”

    So apparently, they won’t discriminate against me for not being good at football and let me start this weekend.

    • DavidFanning

      How dare they not tolerate his intolerance and calls for discrimination! Time was the fags and dykes weren’t so uppity as to fight back against those who want them removed from society…

      • VerminMcCann

        Relax, take a breath, and try to explain what you think your response has to do with my post.

        • DavidFanning

          Relax, take a breath and stop posting asinine and passive aggressive comments… =P

          • VerminMcCann

            “Relax, take a breath and stop posting asine and passive agressive comments… =P”

            …he said, in the absence of a cogent point or anything productive to say.

          • DavidFanning

            My point was that your posts are asinine and passive aggressive, do you have trouble reading?

          • VerminMcCann

            And as I pointed out, your point was not cogent, and you have nothing productive to say.

          • DavidFanning

            How so? Your posts are asinine and passive aggressive, what is not cogent about that? and that point’s just about as “productive” as anything you’ve said here…

          • VerminMcCann

            Sorry. That’s not how this works. Words mean things. You can’t just make assertions that are completely divorced from the facts and expect to be taken seriously.

          • DavidFanning

            maybe you should take your own advice! =P

          • VerminMcCann

            Meh. The conversation above speaks for itself. Again, words mean things.

          • VerminMcCann

            Meh. The conversation above speaks for itself. Again, words mean things.

          • VerminMcCann

            Well, I’m off to work. Thanks so much for taking the time to spew your vitriol at me and then descending into self-pitying incoherency when called on it.

          • DavidFanning

            Thanks for spewing asinine and passive aggressive comments at me! =P

            Self-pity? Well that’s rich, coming from the one pretending to be the victim of “vitriolic” comments LOL!

          • VerminMcCann

            Remember when you accused me–completely without basis–of expressing some opinion regarding “uppity fags and dykes”? Yeah, that was both vitriolic and self-pitying. See what I did there? How I wrote a conclusion and included an explanation and support for it? When you learn to do that people might start to take you seriously.

          • DavidFanning

            No, I don’t remember accusing you of anything of the sort, I remember making a statement… Perhaps you should learn how to read. =P

          • VerminMcCann

            Well, you did–in your response to my original post in this thread. Then, like the liar you are, you edited the post to make it appear otherwise.

          • VerminMcCann

            Well, you did–in your response to my original post in this thread. Then, like the liar you are, you edited the post to make it appear otherwise.

  • meeester

    interesting that one hater suggests having him step on an Aids/HIV infected syringe . . .is there some connection between gays and that disease? oh? Are we admitting it finally and ironically?

    • DavidFanning

      Who denies that there is a connection between AIDS and the gay community? 4% of the gay community are living with HIV in the U.S. today, and in the 80’s gay men were decimated by AIDS, it would take some gymnastics apologetics to get around that reality…

  • $23629333

    What’s the ruckus beneath the Democrats’ tent? The homophobes and homosexuals are fighting.