Incorrect term in many forms. Though the term "homophobia" truly means "afraid of everything that is the same," it has been adopted as "afraid of homosexuals." A big problem is when someone hates gays but isn't afraid of them, they'll be called "homophobic," which couldn't be because it isn't fear...it's hate. Hate would be called "anti-gay" or "anti-homosexual." The term also tends to be misused often when someone disapproves of a gay PERSON, but not gays in general, yet some dumbass will still accuse them of homophobia. Though hate and fear of gays does truly exist, this term is not always used correctly.
Person 1: "I don't like Rosie O'Donnell. She's always a bitch to different people and tries to look like a victim when they're frustrated with her."
Person 2: "You hate Rosie? You're such a homophobic!"
Person 1: "What are you talking about? I don't have homophobia...I just don't like Rosie. I don't mind gays, and definitely don't fear them."
Person 2: "You do too, you homophobe! You disapprove of Rosie! It's solid proof!"
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