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LA Times runs homo-centric Rampage article

The LA Times has a less than complimentary profile on Quinton Jackson, focusing on several homophobic comments and reactions along with the whole Rampage rampage.

Talk about a Bad Attitude.

As early December darkness fell on the Vancouver set of Fox’s $100-million movie reboot of “The A-Team,” one of its stars, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, found himself fending off an all-too-familiar impulse. The urge to, well, rampage.

At issue: a movie crew member had wandered in on this final day of principal photography and — whether jokingly or not — called the muscle-bound movie star a homophobic epithet. Jackson had responded with barely contained fury. He threw the guy out, shouting him down with every conceivable gay slur. “You’re a punk!” Jackson finally bellowed.

He claimed the crew member’s intent had been to provoke a physical assault. “That … wanted me to punch him so he could sue me,” the professional body-slammer explained, using a certain 12-letter curse word that he lets fly often in conversation — a word that has no business appearing in a family newspaper and, for the sake of this article, will from here on out be substituted with “individual.”

The article earned Jackson a pissy post from gay blog Queerty, one of the few sites that had a problem with Rampage’s inability to say more than three jokes in a row without including some variant of homophobia. They called him a ‘Faggot-spewing fake Mr T.’

Another interesting ‘mainstream’ article that’s come out of the fight: Huffington Post’s “Black Power comes to the Ultimate Fighting Championship”, which is a writeup that breaks the event down on racial lines and makes me wonder “Are Brazilians really Latinos?”