Rampage Jackson: “Acting is Kind-of Gay”
June 2, 2010 1 Comment
I have been mulling over doing a post about Rampage Jackson’s (agent’s) brilliant marketing move to have his fight coincide with the release of his A-Team remake. Despite Jackson losing to Rashad Evans this past weekend, I still thought it would make a good story.
Then I came across this story on the LA Times site and I could not resist the urge to discuss it. Now, you don’t get cast to play the embodiment of Mr. T by being soft or good-natured, but I would have to describe Jackson’s comments as a little inflammatory.
“Acting is kind of gay,” Jackson said. “It makes you soft. You got all these people combing your hair and putting a coat over your shoulders when you’re cold. I don’t want a coat over my shoulders! I’m a tough-ass [expletive deleted]!
“Vancouver strikes me as a San Francisco-kind of place,” he continued. “And I don’t want [expletive deleted] getting ideas about me. I feel in my heart I’m the toughest [expletive deleted] on the planet. And I don’t want nothing changing my train of thought. If you don’t believe that when we step inside the octagon, it shows.”
Oh brother! I wonder what Jackson would say were he forced to revisit these comments. Considering his abysmal performance on May 29th, there is a very good chance his primary income for the remainder of the year will be from being kind of gay an actor.