On Thu, 22 Feb 2001, Lisa Dusseault wrote:
--]But all agreed that Elton's acceptance of Eminem's offer was a serious
--]insult--if not a tangible injury--to the gay community. "If you do this,"
--]wrote Tyler and Thayer in their letter to Elton, "we will consider you a
--]collaborator in our war against injustice. Do you really want to draw a line
--]in the sand between you and the community that supported you?" Signorile
--]offered a more temperate threat: "If John values the role he's been given as
--]an outspoken leader for gay rights, he has a lot of explaining to do."
Cool. Another jihad bites off little pieces of itself in the name of
"doing the right thing".
Anyone getting more than a little bored at the repition of this action?
--]More troubling for the gay activists' side of this argument is the album
--]itself. A closer look at Eminem's "gay attacks" reveals nothing so much as a
--]suburban shock-seeker's use of the word "faggot" as an all-purpose put-down.
Compare and contrast these uses of the term to..
NoFX's verbage in The Brews
NWA, just about any track any cut
also see EazyE,
Jimi Hendrix in "Hey Joe"
Frank Zappa (Start with "broken hearts are for assholes" work into Joes
Garage and then top it off with the cut from the "Them or Us" Album called
"Hes So Gay")
--]gay spokesmodel, gay activists had a choice: Either reconsider Eminem's
--]eternal enemy status, or stick to their fundamentalist guns.
Fundamentalists Fun da Mental ists, just about covers that.
The performance was ok, he tried hard not to curse too much which in many
eyes was a testament to his wanting to do this for more than FU points.
Also notice his acceptance speach on the award he won during the
broadcast, very laid back. He got thru the evening without raping a woman
or killing a homosexual on live tv, which was more than most had expected.
GLAD, in the end, is just another Right TO Censor group. They all belong
locked in a room with thier own worse nightmares, a free and open society.
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