Tyson Beckford

Tyson has no tolerance for homophobia. Let him explain.

on Feb 28, 2008

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Ben

Let me start with Ben this week. I heard he said some really not nice things about being gay. I have no tolerance for that. To me, that's almost like calling a black person a n*gger. I'm not having that. I don't want to endorse that. If that's how you feel, then get out of my house. I so wanted to run up in his ass about that, because that's not cool.

People need to see that it's not cool. Ronnie had to go to him and say, "Look, I got beat up for my sexuality. It's not cool for you to talk bad about my sexuality," and it's not! There are a lot of other people who have gone through what Ronnie's gone through where they've gotten beat up or were called names because of their sexuality, and that's not cool.

I have cousins who are gay and I've had to stand up for them and literally knock dudes out, like, "You've got a problem with my cousin just because of the way he is?" Dude, I will hurt you for that, don't say that. Without Ronnie, Ben would have been out of this contest a long time ago, and to get to a point where he turned against him?