For Discussion: The Phrase “NO HOMO” is Completely Getting Out of Hand

- By Bossip Staff Categories: For Discussion, News

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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”????

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  • janay

    right

  • I'm Just Me- WE LOVE 'EM BIG, WE LOVE 'EM CHOCOLATE!!

    First.

    Isn’t JD bi though?

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    Silver.

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  • http://www.twitter.com/missseduktiv Miss Seduktiv

    This is good discussion! :)

  • WhatitDO?

    This post is gay – NO HOMO

  • ALWAYSONPOINT

    I think people are saying it just because they heard it and they think its cool to say. Just like the word “phat” it will die out soon. hopefully sooner than later

  • http://www.bossip.com MC Hamster

    “has become apart of the urban community…”

    It’s “a part,” dammit. I swear, reading this site is like checking my 8-year-old nephew’s spelling homework.

  • medievalpoetry

    The level of homophobia in the community is really depressing. The gays are going through their own civil rights campaigns and we should be helping them every step of the way. It always strikes me as strange that people will get on their moral high horses over homosexuality, but will sleep around like crazy(70% percent of black children being born out of wedlock).

    If we’re going to progress, we need to let go of Christianity and it’s fairy tales which are causing more harm than good. You can’t reach rational conclusions on homosexuality if your thinking is dominated by ridiculous superstition.

    Embrace Atheism boys and girls, it’s the only logical path!

  • medievalpoetry

    I wrote my post in a rush, so it doesn’t sound quite right. I’ll check back later when I have time to get my thoughts together. But remember, Christianity and belief in a non-existant God is the number one cause of homophobia.

  • Bubbles

    People, mainly dudes, probably say it cause they’re afraid of being labeled as a homosexual as homophobic as people act nowadays. They would like to give credit where it is due (ie, clothing style) but maybe feel they need to say “No Homo” so it is taken for something else. It is a bit redundant though.

  • Girlie Girl

    Cause people are always calling someone gay.O you hugged your friend your gay and so on. It’s like you can’t do anything without someone like aww snat he or she is Gay. I say it all the time no homo.

  • http://www.lynnmonroe.net ChicDCChick

    I mean he has a point, why do males feel the need? I think its gay that men have to keep saying that they aren’t gay. Making a comment isn’t going to make a man think you are gay.

  • tiff

    well….ms lorretta looking good with her “shaved head” in all….NO HOMO!

    it’s just a freaking saying….i.e groovy, jive, right on, pimpin, fly, popin…etc.
    NOTHING is original nowdays sooo who cares about “no homo”? like i go around thinking ppl gay based on a freakin sayin.

  • Jade Silver

    Well it appears the gay community is taking over society, hence people feel the need to differentiate themselves.

    @ Medievalpoetry – the same way it was not intended to have children out of wedlock, it was not intended for us to be attracted to the same sex. So don’t condemn one action and promote another.

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