“If I had a gay son I would think I failed as a man” – UFC fighter Sean Strickland proving homophobia is alive and well


UFC fighter Sean Strickland declares he would have ‘failed as a man’ if his son was gay, but a ‘whore for a daughter’ would make her ‘just like her dad’.


Where to even begin? The homophobia, the misogyny, the toxic masculinity… the plain idiocy of it all? 


Controversial when someone likes to be a bit of a dick head because it gets them attention UFC fighter Sean Strickland received backlash on Twitter this week for homophobic comments he made whilst engaging with some followers.


Strickland made the remark via Twitter on December 27 when another user asked him whether he would want to have a “gay son” or a “thot [that hoe over there] daughter.” 


Strickland quote retweeted the question along with his reply, which was: “If I had a gay son I would think I failed as a man to create such weakness….. If I had a whore for a daughter I’d think she just wanted to be like her dad lol!!”



Whether his comments were genuine or just a deliriously poor attempt at humour remains to be seen, but some Twitter users were quick to drag him on his statement, such as @AriCohn who wrote: “Hate to break it to you, but you’ve already failed as a man.”




In response to increasing criticism on the social networking app, Strickland then wrote; “LISTEN gay men are great, i support them and their choices. freedom! Gay guys have it made. Most gay guys I know are always happy. They all just get to hang with buddies all day and have sex.. us straight men, we’re fucked… we gotta do some serious work to get laid. Not fair.”


The following day he then wrote; “I have been getting some hate for that gay son joke. You beta males need to calm the f**k down, this isn’t your college you’re not going to get laid here by a ‘zir’ or ‘it’ by being a little bitch. It’s OK this is a safe place. Untuck your balls you’re allowed to be a ‘he’ here.”


Just… WOW.


This isn’t the first time Strickland has attempted to incorporate LGBT+ lives into his ‘comedy’ repertoire. Just one week earlier he posted:


“Have you guys have ever hit on a lesbian girl before? I have, it’s FUCKING HARD. what is your BEST pick up line when hitting on a lesbian??? “Hey wanna hang, I hate my father too”. I have never succeeded to say the least lol! Open for suggestions.”



So, as you can see, not only does he do ‘comedy’, he’s a real charmer. 


Furthermore, because he doesn’t just limit his comedy stylings to just Twitter, Strickland was banned from Instagram earlier this month for causing offence, which he claims was because of a “joke about pedophiles dying” on the platform.



Some of the Twitter replies to Sean’s “gay son joke” are below.