For some reason, the phrase “NO HOMO” has become apart of the urban community’s everyday conversation. Why do people feel that when they pay a compliment, for example, “I love your jeans,” it has to be followed by a “NO HOMO” disclaimer. This makes absolutely no sense. Jermaine Dupri brought this up in a recent post on his blog:
WHATS UP LIFERS HAPPY FRIDAY. LAST NIGHT AT THE J’ADORE PARTY A GUY WALKED UP TO ME AND SAID JD I F*CKS WITH YOU, YOUR MY IDOL NO HOMO. NOW WE TOUCHED ON THIS A LIL ON LTL ONCE BUT MAYBE I’M GETTING OLD. WHY DID HE FEEL THE NEED TO SAY NO HOMO? SO THAT’S TODAY’S TOPIC. WHY ARE THESE NI**AS SAYING NO HOMO SO MUCH I DON’T GET IT. I’M STARTING TO FEEL LIKE ALOTTA THESE GUYS THAT’S SAYING IT ARE IN THE CLOSET AND THEY TRY TO THROW THAT OUT TO KEEP US OFF THEIR TRAIL. CAUSE IT’S BEING SAID NOW LIKE U CAN JUST SLIP INTO BEING BISEXUAL. SO THE FIRST QUESTION FOR YALL IS HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THIS TERM OR SAYING?
WHAT’S THE PURPOSE OF SAYING IT AND WHAT ARE THEY TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH ?
We agree with JD. There must be some underlying reason for people to say this. Unless a female comes up to another female and says, “I like the way them t*t-tays is poppin’ out that shirt,” then there is no need for it. On the male side, unless a male comes up to another male and says, ” Man, I like the way your jeans are hanging off your a**,” then the phrase “NO HOMO” is not needed.
Why do people feel the need to use this term? Does it really justify a person’s sexuality or are they just hiding behind this phrase, “NO HOMO”????