Facebook Responds To Willow Palin's Homophobic Remarks — Express Your Views But Respect The Feelings Of Others! Exclusive!

Sat, November 20, 2010 1:42pm EDT by 6 Comments

The social network that is home to 500 million users addresses Willow’s use of the words ‘f**got’ and calling someone ‘gay’ while defending her mother!

Facebook is finally responding to Willow Palin‘s homophobic slurs on Nov. 14 when she called another user “gay” and a “f**got” while defending her family’s new show, Sarah Palin’s Alaska! In a letter to HollywoodLife a Facebook spokesperson said, “We want Facebook to be a place where people can openly discuss issues and express their views, while respecting the rights and feelings of others.”

They went on to note, “Facebook is highly self-regulating, and people can and do report content that they find questionable or offensive. We take our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities very seriously and react quickly to reports of content and behavior that violate our policies. Specifically, we’re sensitive to content that singles out private individuals, or that includes pornography, direct statements of hate, or actionable threats of violence.”

This makes it clear Willow’s actions, however ill advised, will not be landing the 16-year-old in any sort of serious trouble. We are sure mom Sarah Palin is very relieved to hear that!

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Joe Gordon

Posted at 5:18 PM on July 7, 2011  

You go Willow

The stout criticism and reactions to the use of gay slang terms is become ridiculous. I know many homosexuals and they are some of the meanest people around. Constantly commenting on the looks and appearances of others.

Why is it okay to call someone stupid, fat or ugly but not a fag. The term fag is only offensive if you truly believe that there is something wrong with it’s definition.

I have never been a fan of the Palins however her use of these “mean” words is not that offensive. She is reacting to what she sees as offensive actions towards her mother and reacted accordingly.

Why is U.S. on a mission to over react against the use of these terms?

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Kyle

Posted at 6:24 PM on November 20, 2010  

No duh. Hang out on some teenage profiles for awhile and you’ll see way worse.

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Perceiver

Posted at 6:16 PM on November 20, 2010  

Likening this to a racist remarks is moronic. The term in general is a description of behavior, which is why, as we see here, it can be applied to people who are not even members of that group strictly speaking.

Have you ever heard anyone get angry at a White person and call him the “n” word? or get angry at a Black person and call him the “k” word?

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Angel

Posted at 4:58 AM on November 21, 2010  

Its still not right for a public figure to be acting in a manner that influences others, so shut the F&*( up!

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Bob

Posted at 3:25 PM on November 20, 2010  

Dear Facebook,

The KKK and Neo Nazis are relieved on your ever so light stance on bigoted remarks. Please keep this light-hearted tone when they take you to court.

And have a nice day.

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Diane G.

Posted at 2:58 PM on November 20, 2010  

Ignorant, homophobic bigot, just like her mother!!!!!

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