Posts Tagged ‘homophobia’

Sexist Beatdown: French Gay Rapist Hunters Edition

Some French videogame developer named Stéphane Aguie has created a videogame about killing homosexual rapists. The English version is called "Watch Out Behind You, Hunter," and the goal is to "shoot gay men who pop out of the bushes before they 'rape' the player." There are a couple of problems with this game: It is [...]

Brüno: Laugh At Homosexuals, Blame It On Homophobes

I've always found Sacha Baron Cohen's "Brüno" schtick simplistically hilarious: Flamboyantly gay Austrian journalist travels to America's homophobic heartland to wring laughs out of just how much those people fear and hate gay people.
But just as the hypocrisy construction allows liberally-minded people to freely ridicule Sarah Palin's kids for having sex (because it's hypocritical), razz [...]

Sarah Palin And the “Hypocrisy” Trap

It is a simple formula for both comedy and political commentary:
Take a public figure (Sarah Palin) who holds disagreeable views (abstinence-only education). Zero in on an aspect of her personal life counter to those views (her own teen daughter, Bristol Palin, becoming pregnant). Reveal the comedic irony and/or hypocrisy of the public/private contrast. Repeat ad [...]

Sexist Beatdown: Ladies Love Dude Comedies Edition

I have a confession to make: I love Dude Comedies. Any film where Two to Five Douchey Guys Shirk Their Societal Obligations to Embark on a Night They'll Never Forget can probably coax ten bucks out of me. I'll even watch the Dude Comedies where all female characters are relegated to the Fun-Hating-Wife or Slutty-Sex-Object [...]

Michael Steele Says Gays Cost Too Much

Last weekend, RNC Chairman Michael Steele outlined his fiscal argument for banning gay marriage:
"Now all of a sudden I've got someone who wasn't a spouse before, that I had no responsibility for, who is now getting claimed as a spouse that I now have financial responsibility for," Mr. Steele told Republicans. "So how do I [...]

NewsChannel 8 Reporter Threatens to Punch Gay Blogger

NewsChannel 8 talk show co-host Doug McKelway threatened gay blogger Michael Rogers yesterday on live television, DCist reports. McKelway was interviewing Rogers about Outrage, a new documentary on closeted gay politicians and the activists who out them. Rogers, who advocates outing gay politicians who promote homophobic legislation, appears in the film.
"I have a problem with [...]

West Point Grad Tells On Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

West Point graduate Lt. Dan Choi appeared on the Rachel Maddow show in March, announced he was gay, had his audio swiftly cut off, reappeared on the show the next day, then received a letter announcing he was out for "telling."
This is the letter the military sends you when you admit you're gay:
This is to [...]

Kanye West “Gay,” Internet Trolls Declare

"Does Kanye Dress Too Gay?" Elizabeth Gates writes on the Daily Beast. The speculation on the impact of Kanye West's dandy foppishness isn't invalid, but it does require a follow-up: too gay according to whom?
Gates makes the case that West dresses too gay for hip-hop, which she claims has backed off from its full embrace [...]

NOM and Perez Hilton In YouTube Pissing Match

Well, well, well, isn't this interesting. The National Organization for Marriage is bristling at Perez Hilton's request for YouTube to remove a NOM ad (above) which features footage of Hilton calling Miss California Carrie Prejean a "dumb bitch." Hilton claimed that NOM had violated copyright laws by lifting "about three seconds of footage" from his [...]

Stephen Colbert’s Anti-Gay Ad

Stephen Colbert has created his own anti-gay-marriage ad parody that mocks both the National Organization for Marriage's "Gathering Storm" ad and the hilarious leaked audition tapes that prove just how difficult it is for trained actors to spew homophobic lies on cue [h/t Broadsheet]

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The Colbert Coalition's Anti-Gay Marriage [...]