Details Magazine Stirs Up Emotions With Headline Offensive to Gays


Ask any gay man which derogatory words cause him to bristle and "fag" often tops the list. Despite inroads made in recent years to promote diversity and raise awareness of offensive words and phrases, it's still common to hear this f-bomb dropped all-too-frequently in school yards and other venues oozing with testosterone.

Details magazine, however, has plumbed new depths in objectionable rhetoric by creating a list of behaviors it associates with a certain type of gay man, whom the magazine calls a "douchefag." The list appears in the fashion publication's December issue -- although whether the offending word ever appeared in the online headline is in dispute. (It of course still appears in printed versions of the story.)
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