Saturday, February 15, 2014

Don Lemon Sissy-Shames Johnny Weir


Don't get me wrong: Johnny Weir makes my flesh crawl. But then CNN's Don Lemon had to go and say this:

LEMON: And let me just say this I had this conversation with a friend about Johnny Weir and other people who have, who are out and proud. No one likes a gay minstrel show. So let's just put it and let's just put that out there.

COSTELLO: What do you mean by that?

LEMON: But -- well it's about someone who is flamboyant and over the top and all of those it seems those are the people who get the tension but they don't represent all of gay America and there's nothing bad about those people. I'm not saying anything bad about people who do that. 

Shorter Don Lemon: OMG this nelly faggot. I'm so embarrassed for my friends and me.

Besides being guilty of sissy-shaming, which makes him a garden variety asshole, Lemon is wrong on another point: everybody loves a good gay minstrel show. And plenty of people like bad ones, too.

8 comments:

Comradde PhysioProffe said...

Why does Weir make your flesh crawl? Is it something about his attire?

Peteykins said...

He's just so vegas-y and jazz handsy. Gross.

physioprof said...

Hahahahah. For some reason I like his schtick.

Toriko said...

If teh gays and their flamboyant clothing make you uncomfortable WHY THE FUCK ARE YOU WATCHING ICE SKATING?!?!?!

Here let me google the gold medal winner's outfit from last night http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/feb/14/japanese-figure-skating-star-yuzuru-hanyu-gold

dianegsocialist said...

Toriko -- He looks AWESOME!!!!

Peteykins said...

Wow, it's like Comme des Garçons did his outfit.

Toriko said...

dianegsocialist - he was AWESOME! I have a soft spot in my heart for ice skating and his short program performance was the best I have ever seen. That outfit was from his second performance and while the outfit was amazing, his skating wasn't as good as the short program.

Lulu, the Dewey Dame said...

I had to look up Johnny Weir, since we don't have TV, an arrangement that works most of the time, but not during the Olympics.

We hairdressers have to lighten up a little--not any one of us has to represent the whole damn cohort.