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Fox Anchor Calls Lady Gaga's Oscars Performance 'Jigaboo Music'

A morning anchor from a Fox-affiliate from Cleveland used the racist slur "jigaboo" to describe Lady Gaga's tribute to "The Sound of Music" at the Oscars on Sunday.

Blatter: FIFA Must Do More Against Racism

SPORTS | Jul 14
FIFA President Sepp Blatter has criticized the way discrimination incidents were dealt with at World Cup matches.

NFL Considers in-Game Penalties for Anti-Gay, Racist Slurs

SPORTS | By Winnie McCroy | Feb 24
A rule change may be on the horizon for the NFL regarding in-game penalties for players using racially charged language or homophobic slurs.

Poll: ’Just Kidding’ No Longer Makes it OK to Text or Post Slurs

In a shift in attitude, most young people now say it’s wrong to use racist or sexist slurs online, even if you’re just kidding. But when they see them, they don’t take much personal offense.

Openly Gay Contestant Wins ’Big Brother 15’

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 19
Openly gay contestant c was named the winner of "Big Brother" season 15, which was one of the most controversial seasons of the CBS reality show to date.

Gay ’Big Brother’ Contestant Fired From Job Over Remarks

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 16
Openly gay contestant Andy Herren is the latest contestant from the CBS reality show "Big Brother 15" to be fired from his real life job over controversial remarks.

Judge Approves Deal Dismissing Paula Dean Lawsuit

A federal judge has approved a deal to dismiss a discrimination lawsuit against celebrity cook Paula Deen.

’Big Brother’ Racist, Anti-Gay Controversy Continues

TELEVISION | By Douglas Baulf | Aug 11
CBS’s long-running reality show "Big Brother" has been plagued with controversy this summer due to its cast members spewing racist and anti-gay language during the show’s live feeds. And it doesn’t look like the hurtful comments will stop anytime soon.

CBS Defends Handling of ’Big Brother’ Controversy

TELEVISION | By Lynn Elber | Jul 30
The "social experiment" that is CBS’ "Big Brother" included appalling behavior this season but the network has responded appropriately, CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves said Monday.

’Big Brother’ Ratings Plummet Amid Anti-Gay, Racial Comments Controversy

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 9
Wednesday’s episode of "Big Brother" shows that the popular reality show has reached an all-time low regarding viewers. The dip in ratings comes after a handful of the program’s players made headlines for using anti-gay and racist remarks.

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