Rick Perry, Brett Ratner, Blake Shelton
and Tracy Morgan top a list naming the year's biggest homophobes.
“From homophobic commercials by
politicians, to celebrities tweeting anti-gay messages to their
millions of followers, to slurs used by some of Hollywood's elite,
here are the people from this year that have exhibited the most brash
and pronounced homophobia in 2011,” the site Ranker.com
wrote in announcing its top 10 list.
Texas Governor Perry tops the list with
anti-gay ad Strong.
In the 30-second ad released last week
in early caucus state Iowa, Perry says there is something wrong with
America when gay troops can serve openly in the military but children
cannot openly celebrate Christmas. The
ad has been widely lampooned on the Internet.
Brett Ratner created controversy and ultimately decided to step
down as producer of this year's upcoming Academy Awards after saying
“rehearsing is for fags.”
Country music star Blake Shelton
suggested in a tweet that anti-gay violence was OK when he altered
the lyrics to Shania Twain's Any Man of Mine
to include a line that said he would beat a man if he touched his
During a comedy routine in Nashville,
30 Rock co-star Tracy Morgan drew the ire of gay rights groups
when he said he would kill his son if he were gay. Morgan later met
with gay teens and apologized
for his rant.