Thursday, January 31, 2013

Dan Savage Removes 49ers "It Gets Better" Video

In a move that is unique in the history of the campaign, the "It Gets Better" video featuring the San Francisco 49ers has been removed from the site. 

This has never happened before. It's the result of anti-gay comments made by 49ers Chris Culliver, only days before the Super Bowl this Sunday.

On top of that, despite an apology by Culliver, the players are now saying they didn't realize the video's aim was to combat LGBT teen bullying.

Interestingly, Culliver's comments initially came on the heels of news that former 49ers offensive tackle Kwame Harris was in court on assault charges from an ex-boyfriend. Though Harris last played for the 49ers in 2007, many former teammates quickly came to his defense in the media.

A petition has since been launched on asking the NFL to send Culliver to spend a day with the New York Gay Football League.
"This will give him an opportunity to see that openly gay players perform just as well as heterosexual players," the petition's organizer, Christian Fuscarino, writes. "It will also allow him to ask questions and speak with members of the team."

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