Carson Daly mocked the gays...but here's one that's flown under the radar. Amber Lancaster, model on The Price is Right (my #1 show of all time, as you know), has also mocked us gays. (She is also on an MTV show called "The Hard Times of RJ Berger").
As someone heavily involved with Capital Pride every year here in DC and the programming on Pride Radio on iHeartRadio...it's kinda crazy to me that my favorite game show would have a model on the cast that thinks it's "ok" to make fun at the expense of gays. It would be one thing if she was joking with a friend...but there's no indication about that.
OK...I'm gonna get off my soapnox now (or is that my box of Kaboom cleaner that I still have from when I was on The Price is Right? LOL)...
Here are the offending tweets. What do you think?
When did the gays become the bullies?
This blog has be passed around the 'nets over the last week or so and I've been painted in a negative light by the very people that this blog was meant to defend. It's ridiculous, in my opinion and certainly does nothing to defend the stereotype that gays are flaky. In my experience, they are.
Check out the comments below. Now, I wasn't setting out to change the world or try to even make a mountain out of a proverbial molehill...however, that seems to be what happened. The blog was picked up on a few large gay sites.
Towleroad linked to this page with six words, which appears to support my original view: http://www.towleroad.com/2012/03/trail-set-for-two-long-beach-men-charged-with-halloween-hate-crime-in-long-beach-defendants-marquise-anton-lucas-19-and-si.html
Then, Queerty picked it up and wrote that they didn't think it was a big deal at all (which I would agree...however, the way they wrote their story, you'd think I was protesting outside CBS Television City: http://www.queerty.com/price-is-right-spokesmodel-tweets-gay-jokes-upsets-dc-radio-personality-20120330/ I literally got into a comment-thread argument with someone on that site as I tried to defend myself.
But perhaps the blog post that irritates me the most is this one about bullies: http://gawker.com/5897963/the-virtues-of-being-bullied
Seriously. They looped me into a story about being bullied. Once again calling my blog "silly" and not worth "getting upset over" because there are worse things in this world. No kidding there are. I never said there weren't! Besides, the very word "upset" represents 1,000 shades of gray. We all have different ideas of what it means and how it makes us feel. In this case, sure, I was a bit 'rankled' by the fact that Amber was trying to be funny using gays as the punchline...but hey, I guess according to the "gay elite" that's ok now. It means we've assimilated.
All this fuss over a few tweets from The Price is Right really has me amazed (You're welcome, Amber). But I'm more amazed by the fact that the very folks I thought I was connected to are the ones who turned against me with sharp words and made me feel like I was two feet tall (I'm 6'3" btw).
I was never suggesting we gang up on Amber about her tweets...but it certainly didn't hurt to remind her that she should at least try to make her jokes funny. I mean, hey, go all in if you're gonna do it.
Reading posts on all the above blogs really bothered me. I think because everyone was so quick to judge me without even knowing anything about me. Isn't that the very problem that we gays are constantly fighting? Sheesh.