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Britt Griffith Fired from GHI

WARNING: some explicit language

It has come to my attention the Syfy show Ghost Hunters is facing yet another dose of controversy. Britt Griffith recently did an interview with Rain City Paranormal on Wednesday September 29, 2010 via Blog Talk Radio that has reportedly resulted in him being fired from Ghost Hunters International. The reason for his termination stems from his use of inappropriate language. During the interview, he referred to those against guns as “pussy faggots.” He later rants during the interview that he is unapologetic and if he’s too hardcore for people, they should just change the channel, etc..etc..

This has since opened up a rather large debate as to whether or not it is okay to use f***** and whether or not there was an overreaction to his conduct by firing him. Gays use it as a term of endearment. So, why can’t straight people use it too? It’s the kind of thing expected from Blog Talk Radio. He shouldn’t have been fired for it. The word was taken out of context. Even Ryan Buell has been brought in to some arguments concerning the situation. If Ryan used that word in an interview, it wouldn’t have been perceived as big of a deal. Perhaps so, especially since confessing to being a bisexual. Ryan went as far as to post his own response to this controversy. You can read his comments here.

Personally, I think f***** and n***** fall in the same category. Just because some gays and black people use them as terms of endearment doesn’t mean the entire world is open to use those words whenever they want. If Michael Richards and Isaiah Washington prove anything, it is being straight, a public figure and the use of one or both of those words will equal nothing good in the public eye. The damage has been done whether it be an honest mistake or not. It’s up to Britt as to how he chooses to handle the backlash (I do believe he has expressed his regret over saying the word several occasions so far) and the rest of the population as to whether he deserves a second chance.

**UPDATE** In case you were wondering why Britt is back on Ghost Hunters, he was rehired.

9 comments:

Pangs said...

If you work for someone else, you represent them and you can expect to get canned if you express yourself in this manner. Most adults understand this.

The GH juggernaut doesn't need crap like this from their employees. TV is a tough enough business as is.

sten said...

Keep him sacked - hes a fat useless prick anyways!

oink said...

Thats one way of throwing away a perfectly good job where you get to travel around looking for some thing that may or may not exist...

Anonymous said...

I agree with oink, I would give almost anything to have a job like the one Britt threw away. Sometimes you just have to know when to keep your mouth shut

David said...

All spoken like gun hating pussy faggots. Calling him fat or making some obscure comment about how tough the TV business is not really what this is about. Freedom of speech is what has been challenge here. He lost is job over what most people just ignore. One day the faggots will muzzle the biggots and most will applaud but none will be better for it.

Anonymous said...

My late father used to say that you should engage your brain before sticking your foot in your mouth. Mr griffith shpuld have used this litlle bit of philosophy before going on a radio show and making an ass of himself but giving his employers a black eye. Shame on you Britt. You deserve to be fired.

Anonymous said...

My least favorite Ghost Hunter by far. Never thought I would "miss" that guy who used to lose equipment and text his GF but Britt makes him look good.

Anonymous said...

Words are words and are part of speech and the first amendment provides free speech to ANYONE,! Don't like the words don't read it!

Pebblesjgc@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

He'll be back on Twitter whining and crying again. Hopefully the firing will stick this time. If ever there was a full meaning of a derogatory remark made of a man as a "pussy", Britt Griffith fits the bill. Of course, I'm sure his ego needs all the attention, negative or not, and we're giving it to him.

 
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