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Thursday, August 30, 2007

are you a gay senator?

Some may find it offensive but i think it's hilarious and makes fun of Craig's situation and doesn't really attack the gay community itself. If you don't know what i'm talking about at all...get a tv or just google Larry Craig and throw in the word "lewd" for good measure...i'm sure you'll find a lot of stories on a lot of different websites and blogs eheh
As part of its coverage of Sen. Larry Craig’s (R-ID) arrest for “lewd conduct” in an airport bathroom, the tabloid-y New York Post posted a sidebar questionnaire on its website today asking “are you a gay Senator?” The questions are filled with gay stereotypes like “do you sing showtunes in the car between political events?” and “did you quit the ‘Singing Senators’ because the bow ties didn’t match the seersucker suits?”

source www.nymag.com

You know what? We're getting pretty bored by the New York Post's homophobia. For a while, we giggled at "Page Six"'s use of archaic adjectives like "swishy" and "limp-wristed" to describe gay subjects. We tried to find the humor in cartoonist Sean Delonas's offensive portrayal of cartoon queers (they're always drawn with exaggerated lips and eyelashes, and one leg kicked flamboyantly upward). We always figured it was one or two holdovers from an earlier tabloid age that contributed these faux pas. But today's Larry Craig–inspired graphic sidebar, "Are You a Gay Senator," includes such juvenile, unfunny stereotypes that it's clear the editorial staff still has no idea what's appropriate. If blacks or Jews, for example, were painted in such broad strokes, there'd be widespread uproar. What's most offensive, we think, is that none of it is ever funny. These are the people who came up with "Headless Body Found in Topless Bar" – they can't even come up with a clever butt-sex pun?



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