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No Homo is a slang expression used to clarify that the preceding statement said by the speaker was not intended as a homoerotic double-entendre. Coined in the early lớn mid-2000s, the phrase was initially popularized by heteronormal men as a way lớn reaffirm their masculinity, though its homophobic connotation has been satirized through a series image macros depicting bthắm thiết situations that are suggestive in nature.Bạn đã xem: No homo là gì




No Homo was popularized in the early 1990s aước ao youths in East Harlem, most notably rapper Cam"ron who later incorporated the phrase inlớn his album lyrics in 2006. In the following years, hip hop artists lượt thích Lil Wayne & Jay-Z appropriated the phrase for their own lyrics as a way lớn excuse any reference that could be potentially misinterpreted, as well as other straight men who want lớn make a clear distinction that they vị not take part in a secret gay lifestyle.

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“No Homo” was first defined on Urban Dictionary on October 21st, 2003, which was featured as Urban Word of the Day on November 8th, 2010. The phrase appeared on a few message board comments in December 2004. Over the next year, the phrase continued to lớn appear on message boards & also started appearing in comments on rap blogs. On Tumblr, the “no homo” tag includes criticism of other Tumblr bloggers who use the phrase.

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Two years later, Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, who was a contributor khổng lồ Fox News at the time, spoke out on his personal website against use of the phrase by his peers, stating that “in order khổng lồ punctuate even the most sexually non-suggestive sentences with a homophobic disclaimer, one has lớn constantly be thinking about homosexuality.” In 2009, Vulture called the phrase “a more clever” insult lớn someone or thing that is considered gay. Blaông chồng women’s site Clutch Magazine looked at the phrase again in 2010, questioning whether use of “no homo” is more out of homophobia or trying lớn cover up their lifestyle choices.

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In 2010, the cartoon The Boondocks aired an episode dedicated to lớn looking at the phrase’s usage. Entitled “Pause,” a reference to another term used by heterosexual speakers to distinguish language that might sound homosexual, the episode first aired on June 20th. The episode depicted a man who was supposed to be a caricature of Tyler Perry as a closeted homosexual who used “no homo” as a way lớn distract people from his sexuality. Perry was furious with the parody và the episode was never aired again.

The next year, The Lonely Isl& released a tuy vậy entitled "No Homo" parodying the use of the phrase on their sophomore LP.. “Turtleneông chồng và Chains.” In April 2011, Funny or Die also wrote a parody tuy vậy about a rapper who does seemingly gay activities but uses “no homo” as a way khổng lồ say he is not gay.

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Search for "no homo" began registering in March 2005.

External References

Slate – Does This Purple Mink Make Me Look Gay?

Wikipedia – Cam"ron

AZ Lyrics – Cam"ron Lyrics "Get "Em Daddy"

The Guardian – Hidden gay life of mamang đến hip hop stars

Queerty – Rapper Xzibit: Homophobia ‘Part of the Landscape’ in Hip-Hop

Cracked – The 11 Most Unintentionally Gay Rap Lyrics Ever | Part Two

Barbelith Webzine – Rap is Gay

Urban Dictionary – no homo

Tumblr – Posts tagged "no homo"

Blog comment – "oh yeah jyên jones jigga gonna tear you a new asshole. no homo."

Message Board – "you all should put no homo next lớn every thing you say about papoose"