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The Sad Punk 10-13-2010 02:56 AM

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... denied assertions that Mr. Paladino was antigay, and noted that he employed a gay man on his campaign staff.
Poor guy.

KhanadaRhodes 10-13-2010 03:38 AM

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Originally Posted by The Sad Punk (Post 6991509)
Poor guy.

i'm not a homophobe! i have gay friends!

MrsSpringsteen 10-13-2010 08:26 AM

Perez Hilton, who made a name for himself in the business by outing celebrities and drawing vulgar doodles atop their photos, has vowed to stop bullying. Hilton appears on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Wednesday, and promises that he'll make changes to his website, if that's what it takes.

"Over the last two weeks I have been doing everything I can to bring awareness to the teen suicides and gay bullying," Hilton tells DeGeneres, according to a pre-released transcript of her show, which was obtained by Reuters. "In doing so a lot of people have called me a hypocrite and a bully myself and a big one ... From now on I really want to be part of the solution and not part of the problem," said Hilton, who is openly gay.

DeGeneres said she was advised not to have the blogger on her show, but did so because she believes in second chances. She also asked Hilton if he'd go back to being mean if his new stance ultimately affected him financially.

"I've been thinking about this for a while, and this [the suicide of college student Tyler Clementi] was the impetus for it all. It's definitely a concern but I don't care," Hilton told DeGeneres. "I'm not motivated by money ... I just feel like this is the right decision for me."

corianderstem 10-13-2010 10:32 AM

Nice to see a positive response from him about the criticism. I will be curious to see if he sticks with it.

nathan1977 10-13-2010 12:09 PM

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Originally Posted by MrsSpringsteen (Post 6991649)
"I'm not motivated by money ... I just feel like this is the right decision for me."

This would represent a significant change for him. Let's hope it sticks.

On a separate but related topic, I'm curious to know what people think about the issue surrounding "The Dilemma" and the change made to the trailer.

Universal Pressured Into Changing “Gay” Trailer For Ron Howard-Vince Vaughn Pic: GLAAD And Anderson Cooper Critical Of It – Deadline.com

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Universal has a dilemma on The Dilemma. The studio recently debuted the first official trailer for its forthcoming Imagine comedy starring Vince Vaughn and directed by Ron Howard, and the reaction in Hollywood was dismay and disappointment. Not because it looks like a stinker. But because it uses the term "gay" as an insult right in the first scene. "Ladies and Gentlemen, electric cars are so gay," Vaughn's character tells a packed conference room to indicate his ridicule. Immediately after Deadline posted the trailer (removed today by Universal), Industry insiders took to the comments section for a heated discussion over the appropriateness of showcasing this scene much less including it in the movie at all. Now outsiders like CNN's Anderson Cooper (see below) are disapproving of it as well.

corianderstem 10-13-2010 12:13 PM

(deleted because I can't seem to make myself make any sense)

nathan1977 10-13-2010 12:16 PM

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Originally Posted by corianderstem (Post 6991828)
And if having that line even in the movie turns people off from seeing the movie, I don't see that as a problem, either.

What's strange is that the scene is completely out of synch with the rest of the movie. It's a film about two friends, one of whom discovers that the other's wife is cheating with someone else. If it had been a movie about two louts overcoming homophobia ("I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry" or whatever), that would be one thing -- but the joke seemed completely out of place. Will be curious to see if it is removed from the film altogether.

Anyone remember the debate over "Tropic Thunder"'s use of "retard" two years ago?

nathan1977 10-13-2010 12:17 PM

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Originally Posted by corianderstem (Post 6991828)
(deleted because I can't seem to make myself make any sense)

LOL. I'm imagining you sitting at the computer yelling, "Make sense Cori! Damn you!"

corianderstem 10-13-2010 12:18 PM

"Stupid Cori. Make more sense!"

/almost Homer Simpson

D'oh, damn my editing ways.

I tried to expound on what you quoted and ended up failing miserably, so I just took out the whole thing.

AliEnvy 10-13-2010 12:27 PM

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Originally Posted by corianderstem (Post 6991828)
(deleted because I can't seem to make myself make any sense)

You made perfect sense to me. :reject:

I think if the trailer had come out a little while ago there wouldn't be this kind of controversy. Timing is everything.

Either way it's inappropriate so a little heat is probably a good thing.

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Originally Posted by nathan1977 (Post 6991833)
What's strange is that the scene is completely out of synch with the rest of the movie.

...

-- but the joke seemed completely out of place. Will be curious to see if it is removed from the film altogether.

This brings out the cynic in me to think it was deliberate to generate buzz before cutting it out.

MrsSpringsteen 10-14-2010 08:24 AM

Anderson Cooper complaining about it has been more free publicity for that movie than the number of people who would ever go see it. I've seen the trailer several times now and I can't understand the context, it is so random and weird that they throw that phrase in there "electric cars are so gay". The rest of it is "not homosexual gay, but my-parents-are-chaperoning-the-dance gay." How is that even humorous? :slant:. It is a Vince Vaughn movie and no one will see it anyway..he used to be so hot in his Swingers period but I digress..Anyway, I don't get it.

I completely agree with the idea that the word "gay" should not be used in any context as any sort of insult or pejorative. But I just can't imagine that Ron Howard would deliberately do that. I think when you start picking on any sort of random instance like that that might not even be what it seems it could dilute the message. It's out of the context of the whole movie but it does still beg the question of why they would put that in the trailer.

MrsSpringsteen 10-22-2010 09:59 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvFYH...eature=related

A stor 10-23-2010 11:27 PM

I saw this on the news and thanks for sharing MrsSpringsteen.

It is beyond sad that children are killing themselves. I still don't understand where the mind of the bully is at. And actaully, at my almost 54 years. I am glad that I don't.

I mentioned this before. It is up to you (plural) what kind of love, karma, legacy or memories you want others to remember you by. I never bullied anyone. Kind of a quiet school girl, with a good sense of humor. I respected those who were different than me and learned quite a bit from them. I still do. It has made me a better person.

There were gay kids at my school. I never made fun of them. Some of them became my best friends. Looked out for me. Understood, when I had this huge crush on a very cute boy. They never made fun of me for being straight.

Time has come to stop judging. Look inside and see the person's soul. That's where real beauty exist.

Moonlit_Angel 10-24-2010 02:06 AM

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Originally Posted by A stor (Post 7005933)
It is up to you (plural) what kind of love, karma, legacy or memories you want others to remember you by.

Exactly. Just follow the Golden Rule-"Do unto others as you would have done unto you". It's about the most simple concept that could possibly exist in this world. I don't see what is so difficult about following that idea.

MrsSpringsteen, thank you for sharing that video. That's really cool that Mr. Burns took the time to bring attention to this issue :up:. His emotion throughout made it all the more powerful. What a heartwrenching story, he's a brave man for speaking about it in public. I hope he knows how many people he likely helped by doing so :hug:.

Upon seeing/hearing some of the responses to this problem throughout the country, I am filled with some hope-it's good to know there's so many caring people out there that still exist. Thanks to all of you for reaffirming my faith in humanity.

Angela

deep 10-27-2010 04:21 PM

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Laura Bush Says Adults Need To End Anti-Gay Bullying

Former first lady Laura Bush, who came out in
support of gay marriage and abortion after she
vacated the White House, split again with some social
conservatives to back anti-bullying measures
intended to protect gay teens.

"Bullying of every kind, certainly gay teens, but any
children is really terrible," Bush said in an interview
Tuesday for the Yahoo Newsmakers series at the
Women's Conference 2010 in California.

"We've read cases of children on the Internet where
kids are committing suicide. It's really terrible. As
adults, we have to be the ones who do something
about it," Bush said in reference to a spate of recent
suicides by gay teens, including Rutgers University
freshman Tyler Clementi, who jumped off a bridge
after his roommate surreptitiously broadcast a private
sexual encounter on the Internet.


Bush said she was proud of openly gay Fort Worth
Councilman Joel Burns, who was one of the first
public officials to share a story of being bullied as a
teenager and tell young people "it will get better."


Since then, celebrities and politicians, including
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President
Obama, have videotaped messages of hope directed at
gay teens, as part of an online campaign called It Gets
Better.

In May, more than a year after leaving the White
House with President George W. Bush, the first lady
admitted publicly that she and her husband "disagree"
on many social issues, including abortion and same-
sex marriage.

Despite her newfound willingness to diverge from her
husband, Bush was careful with her words when
talking about Republicans, including former Alaska
Gov. Sarah Palin.

"Sarah Palin is Sarah Palin," Bush said in response to a
question about how the one-time GOP vice
presidential candidate has reshaped the way women
run for office. "That's her style. It's obviously been
effective. There are a lot of people who watch her and
want her support."

Bush said she did not know whether Palin, who has
recently visited Iowa and publicly endorsed a slate of
candidates from across the country, would run for
president in 2012.

"[Palin's] out there," Bush said. "She's speaking
everywhere, but I don't know if that's because she
wants to run. I have no idea."

Laura Bush Dishes on Husband

After leaving Washington, the Bushes moved to Texas,
where they both wrote memoirs. Laura Bush's book,
"Spoken from the Heart," came out in May. Her
husband's memoir debuts next month.

President Bush, she said, "makes the coffee every
morning like he used to before the eight years we had
a butler make the coffee."

He has become a fan of the iPad, she said, and one
game in particular.

"Scrabble is the one that George now seems to be
playing constantly," she said. "Like, I'm trying to get
his attention; 'I'm still here.'

.

HBK-79 10-27-2010 11:13 PM

^According to the first paragraph in that article- Does that mean social conservatives would not lift a finger to stop the bullying of gay people?

yolland 10-28-2010 12:37 AM

I think the reference is to social conservative groups which have been campaigning against the Student Non-Discrimination Act currently pending in Congress (which would prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in schools receiving federal funds). Focus on the Family, Alliance Defense Fund, Parents Action League, various state-level Tea Party factions and Focus on the Family affiliates, etc. Their argument is that such legislation would have the effect of promoting 'the homosexual lifestyle' in schools.

A stor 10-28-2010 10:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Moonlit_Angel (Post 7006085)
Exactly. Just follow the Golden Rule-"Do unto others as you would have done unto you". It's about the most simple concept that could possibly exist in this world. I don't see what is so difficult about following that idea.

MrsSpringsteen, thank you for sharing that video. That's really cool that Mr. Burns took the time to bring attention to this issue :up:. His emotion throughout made it all the more powerful. What a heartwrenching story, he's a brave man for speaking about it in public. I hope he knows how many people he likely helped by doing so :hug:.

Upon seeing/hearing some of the responses to this problem throughout the country, I am filled with some hope-it's good to know there's so many caring people out there that still exist. Thanks to all of you for reaffirming my faith in humanity.

Angela


I think so to. I made me cry watching Joel. He is a very compassionate man. We need more like him in this world.

MrsSpringsteen 10-28-2010 12:27 PM

USA Today-Oct 28

A small Arkansas town is in an uproar over whether a school board member should continue to serve after posting anti-gay comments on his Facebook page.

Clint McCance, member of the Midland School Board, last week posted comments in response to a request that students wear purple in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth who might be considering suicide, KATV reports.

His post, which has since been removed but was captured byThe Advocate website read:

Seriously they want me to wear purple because five queers killed themselves. The only way im wearin it for them is if they all commit suicide. I cant believe the people of this world have gotten this stupid. We are honoring the face that they sinned and killed thereselves because of their sin. REALLY PEOPLE."


On Wednesday, state education Commissioner Tom Kimbrell said McCance's "divisiveness" causes him to "seriously question" whether McCance can remain as an effective member of the Midland school board.

Dean Stanley, superintendent of the Midland School District, says McCance was acting as a private citizen and that district officials, staff and faculty "do not support or condone" the remarks.

The Arkansas Times reports that 35 demonstrators calling for McCance's resignation turned out at Midland High School today along with 10 counter-protesters, police and state troopers.

McCance has kept a low profile, but did tell Max Brantley, editor of the Arkansas Times, that the matter had been "blown out of proportion" and that it gave rise to concern for him about his own family, two young daughters.

corianderstem 10-28-2010 12:29 PM

On the one hand, what a fuckwad.

On the other hand, sometimes it's nice that Facebook and Twitter lets fuckwads out themselves as fuckwads because they're too dumb to realize that stuff you put on the internet is out there for the world to see, one way or the other.


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