I'm not sure how I feel about this, to be honest. George Takei is being a new app called House of Cats that stars parodies of the Trumps, including Trumpy Cat, in a White House setting. You're supposed to take pleasure from getting your pic taken with Trumpy Cat and making him say and do silly things.
Takei seems to know it's a potentially bad idea, saying in a press release:
Takei and his husband (Image by Matthew Rettenmund)
UPDATE: A classy response from Uncle George:
Vindication! I never believed the story that George Takei sexually assaulted a man nearly 40 years ago, and was always adamant that it should be okay to believe that some accusers are liars — if their stories make no sense.
Scott Brunton, the ex-model who smeared Takei as a sex fiend, has now been forced to withdraw his sensationalized accusations against the liberal lion, thanks to a fearless story by The New York Observer's Shane Snow.
Former model Scott R. Brunton, in a THR story, claims gay icon and Star Trek trailblazer George Takei attempted to take advantage of him sexually at the end of a 1981 date.
According to Brunton, he and Takei were casual friends who went on a date — dinner and a play — before going back to Takei's place for drinks. While there, Brunton recalls passing out during his second drink. He does not explicitly state that he was drugged, but he is clearly implying that. When he awoke, he says Takei was groping him, trying to get his underwear off. When he said no, Takei asked him to relax, which led Brunton to say no a second time, push him away, and leave. He said he sat in his car until he felt well enough to drive.
JR Ford, a concerned dad of a trans daughter, writes: “Every time we let any hate speech fester without rebuke, we perpetuate a future where kids and adults like my own child could be the next target for violence merely for catching the eye of a man so insecure in themselves that they would resort to violence because of attraction ... We cannot treat that daily threat of violence as normal.”
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Never paid a huge amount of attention to Katy Perry. I remember loving the sound of her first album, questioning “Ur So Gay,” not liking Teenage Dream much and even getting a note from her publicist asking why on earth I didn't have a Katy Perry category on my blog.
Yeah, that's how long I've been around — long enough that I remember a time when Katy Perry's publicist cared about Boy Culture for a hot second.
But I definitely like her more esoteric, melodramatic songs, and I am utterly hooked on “Chained to the Rhythm” after initially being fairly unmoved. I feel like it has a propulsive pop beat reminiscent of delightful junk like “Rock On” by Michael Damian and “The Safety Dance,” yet the music is so “Ain't Nobody” by Rufus & Chaka Khan. Plus, the lyrics are smart and provocative considering she's supposed to be fluff and nothing more.
I can not get the chorus out of my head — and I don't even like music anymore!
Now, after that totally distracting lyric video, it looks like February 21 will be the drop date for her official video, at least according to a mysterious announcement (what else?) video, which also features a George Takei voice-over ...