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Swimmer Loses Sponsorship Over Gay Slur on Twitter

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Social media users beware: your posts can get you in trouble.

Just after we learned that a Tea Party leader in Montana has been fired for comments he made on Facebook implying support for hanging Homosexuals, a member of Australia's national swim team has lost a sponsorship for using the term "faggot" on her Twitter account.

Shortly after the Australian rugby team completed an exciting, last-gasp win over South Africa at a meet on Saturday, Stephanie Rice tweeted, "Suck on that faggots!" She later apologized for the comment and deleted it.

But Jaguar saw a need to distance itself from the 22 year old Olympic gold medalist.

"We made a decision yesterday, and we've terminated the agreement with her," Mark Eedle, Jaguar Australia's marketing and public affairs manager, was quoted as saying. Not only will Rice lose her endorsement contract, but she will reportedly also have to forfeit the Jaguar XF given to her in February when the deal became official.

Rice won both individual medleys at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and was part of Australia's victorious 4x200 freestyle team.

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