No homo là gì

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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 to 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.

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No Homo was popularized in the early 1990s aý muốn youths in East Harlem<1>, most notably rapper Cam"ron who later incorporated the phrase inlớn his album lyrics in 2006. In the following years, hip hop artists like Lil Wayne & Jay-Z appropriated the phrase for their own lyrics as a way to lớn excuse any reference that could be potentially misinterpreted<6>, as well as other straight men who want khổng lồ make a clear distinction that they bởi vì not take part in a secret gay lifestyle.<4><7>


“No Homo” was first defined on Urban Dictionary<8> 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.<12><13> Over the next year, the phrase continued lớn appear on message boards<11> & also started appearing in comments on rap blogs<10>. On Tumblr, the “no homo” tag<9> includes criticism of other Tumblr bloggers who use the phrase.

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Gay rights advocates & allies have been openly opposing<14> the use of the phrase since as early as 2005 on the Rap Music message board.

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<15> Two years later, Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, who was a contributor khổng lồ Fox News at the time, spoke out on his personal website<16> against use of the phrase by his peers, stating that “in order to punctuate even the most sexually non-suggestive sentences with a homophobic disclaimer, one has to lớn constantly be thinking about homosexuality.” In 2009, Vulture<17> called the phrase “a more clever” insult to lớn someone or thing that is considered gay. Black women’s site Clutch Magazine<18> looked at the phrase again in 2010, questioning whether use of “no homo” is more out of homophobia or trying khổng lồ cover up their lifestyle choices.


In 2010, the cartoon The Boondocks aired an episode<19> dedicated to looking at the phrase’s usage. Entitled “Pause,” a reference to lớn another term used by heterosexual speakers khổng lồ distinguish language that might sound homosexual, the episode first aired on June 20th. The episode depicted a man who was supposed to lớn be a caricature of Tyler Perry as a closeted homosexual who used “no homo” as a way to distract people from his sexuality. Perry was furious<20> with the parody & the episode was never aired again.

The next year, The Lonely Isl& released a tuy nhiên entitled "No Homo" parodying the use of the phrase on their sophomore LPhường “Turtleneck 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.

Search Interest

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

External References

<1> Slate – Does This Purple Mink Make Me Look Gay?

<2> Wikipedia – Cam"ron

<3> AZ Lyrics – Cam"ron Lyrics "Get "Em Daddy"

<4> The Guardian – Hidden gay life of mamang đến hip hop stars

<5> Queerty – Rapper Xzibit: Homophobia ‘Part of the Landscape’ in Hip-Hop

<6> Cracked – The 11 Most Unintentionally Gay Rap Lyrics Ever | Part Two

<7> Barbelith Webzine – Rap is Gay

<8> Urban Dictionary – no homo

<9> Tumblr – Posts tagged "no homo"

<10> Blog comment – "oh yeah jlặng jones jigga gonmãng cầu tear you a new asshole. no homo."

<11> Message Board – "you all should put no homo next to lớn every thing you say about papoose"