Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta's Joseline Hernandez Talks About Using Gay Slurs

Every Monday night I make it a point to logout of Twitter because I know every other tweet is about the fabricated lives of the Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta crew.  I’d be lying if I said I’ve never watched an episode, but at this point it’s like a hood-rich version of Passions.  But one character who doesn’t have a problem in “keeping it real” (as she calls it) is Joseline Hernandez, the self-proclaimed “Puerto Rican Princess”.

From calling her “rival” Mimi a “maid” to her back and forth spats with Steebie, she’s definitely never one to bite her scripted tongue.  Some may say that Hernandez has a potty mouth, but who doesn’t on these so-called reality tv shows, but she takes it one step further with using anti-gay slurs.

During a recent interview with VLAD TV, the reality TV star and “singer” blames her usage of anti-gay slurs on the environment that she grew up in and called it a simple response to being called derogatory names.

“That’s how we talk in Miami and I’m trying to work on that because actually my brother’s gay. And I’m gay, I like women,” Hernandez.  “I don’t ever want the gay community thinking that I do that, being disgusted or hating the gays. That’s not even the case.”

She went on to admit that she’s wrong and shouldn’t be using the language.

“It’s sad. We shouldn’t even be talking to each other like that,” she said.


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  • Nick

    Joseline’s had a hard life. I like her. I think she’s true to herself and she’s just trying to survive like the rest of us.

  • I can give her props for that. Joseline has been earning her stripes with me recently which is crazy. Out of everyone on the show I think she is indeed the realest. It’s one thing to know you’re messed up, or wrong it’s another to actually fix it. Whether she realizes or not she’s speaking on something a lot of women do, a lot. Sadly that kind of talk is common in the black community in general not just Miami. As I’ve gotten older and made more friends especially the ones who are gay or lesbian, I’ve had to consciously check myself. Even if it’s just using the term gay in a general way not towards anyone. I realize I don’t want anyone dear to me to feel inferior or uncomfortable.

    I think this should definitely be a wake up call for women especially. As from what I’ve experienced we tend to use words in a more hurtful way when it comes to arguing. Men need to learn too.