Fa**ot Bomb Apology From Golfer Justin Thomas Doesn’t Cut It

Only action can counter homophobia

James Finn
Jan 11 · 6 min read
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Justin Thomas after winning the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow. Photo by PGA of America. (CC BY 4.0)

I don’t remember the first time somebody called me a faggot

Golfer Justin Thomas caught on open mic muttering ‘faggot’

Click link to hear Justin Thomas say “faggot” and to hear sportscasters’ apathy.

Reaction to Thomas’s homophobic slur has been troubling

1. ) The PGA offers only mild comment

2. ) World media barely reported the story

3.) Golf fans react overwhelmingly to deny the homophobia of the slur

Homophobic slurs are toxic even when directed at nobody

To the PGA Tour:

To Justin Thomas:

I’m told you’re a really nice guy, so I hope you think hard about that. I hope all of us do. We all have work to do, because only action can counter homophobia.

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James Finn

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Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

Prism & Pen

Amplifying LGBTQ voices through the art of storytelling

James Finn

Written by

Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

Prism & Pen

Amplifying LGBTQ voices through the art of storytelling