Reality star’s justification for homophobia is so bad we rolled our eyes so hard they came out of our sockets
American reality TV personality Jax Taylor, pelted by accusations of ‘homophobia’, has defended himself by claiming “50 percent of my friends are gay”.
The Vanderpump Rules star was plunged into a Twitter argument earlier this month where he tossed homophobic comments in an argument with another user, reported Reality Blurb!
“[You’re] the type of guy who is in [a] frat and claims he loves women, but secretly is bending over his roommate ‘Chad’ while wearing boat shoes,” the 40-year-old tweeted against his critic.
“20 bucks says I hit the nail on the head with this loser.”
Reality star claims he can’t be homophobic because he lived in ‘West Hollywood’.
In the surreal and since deleted exchange, the Twitter user hit back at Taylor by pulling up a pair of articles. One concerning a pastor refusing to officiate Taylor wedding with Brittany Cartwright for ‘anti-LGBTQ’ comments.
And the other referring to the couple’s cheating scandal from 2019.
“Look at this loser,” Taylor tweeted, according to screenshots, “it’s Friday night, homie, and your straight man looking up ‘page six‘, looks like I was right.”
Twitter users were outraged by Taylor’s remarks. Many accused the reality TV star of being homophobic for resorting to homophobia during the verbal brawl.
wow still using being in the closet and gay as an insult in 2019? coming from @mrjaxtaylor that doesn’t surprise me. neither does @LisaVanderpump, “LGBTQ+ advocate”, still employing him. #VPR #RHOBH pic.twitter.com/EOVe4mlvUo
— Shannon’s Lemon Bowl (@Shannons9Lemons) November 3, 2019
As the accusations flooded his mentions, Taylor sought to defend himself with the oldest trick in the book: “50 percent of my friends are gay”.
This was paired with how he has lived in West Hollywood for 15 years, has worked at a gay bar, “walked in four gay Pride parades” as well as having Lance Bass marry him and Brittany.
I lived in West Hollywood for 15 years, worked at the abbey ( highest grossing bar in the country) (gay bar). I walked in 4 gay pride parades, I had my good friend Lance bass marry us, 50 percent of my friends are gay. But yes, You got me, I am homophobic… people are idiots. ? https://t.co/dIrAoGftMo
— Jax (@mrjaxtaylor) November 3, 2019
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“But yes, you got me, I am homophobic… people are idiots,” he said.
Followers and fans alike, however, remained unswayed by Taylor’s explanation.
All of my friends are gay, so I can’t be a homophobe……Blah, blah, blah. All that makes him is a straight male with gay friends. @mrjaxtaylor needs to get educated. And once again, you fool, Lance Bass married you and KFC because LVP stepped in. Your pastor is a homophobe.? pic.twitter.com/lhy5d9Nt9u
— RAGING JAXHOLE (@CVanderpunk) November 5, 2019