3079 posts categorized "POP CULTURE"

May 02 2015
Fight The Real Enemy? We Are. Comments (0)

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Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass continue to be absolute train-wrecks. How people this tone deaf become wealthy is surprising. I have to assume they were born into part of it, allowing them much easier access to continuing success? Otherwise, I'm impressed. In a bad way.

After Reisner and Weiderpass initially defended their hosting of unapologetically anti-gay Sen. Ted Cruz in their apartment, where a guy died after a drug-fueled night of partying just a few months earlier, both have since issued statements acknowledging they were wrong and apologizing for it.

However, how sorry are they, when they continue trying to get press not to apologize and move on, but to explain why they were not wrong in the first place, and to defend themselves as pro-gay?

In their new sit-down with New York magazine, they're clearly treating the entire matter very lightly; their tone is that it's ridiculous that people were so upset:

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Very flippant. Very charmed by their own non-existent cleverness.

Weiderpass passionately defends his record as a gay-rights supporter, and continues to push what he sees as a big achievement—getting  Cruz to admit he would love his daughter all the same if she were a lesbian. See, I'm actually much more interested in how Cruz votes and in how he demonizes gay people in the public sphere, much more so than I am interested in whether he's a loving dad. Dick Cheney loves Mary Cheney, but he was still part of the most successful anti-gay pushes in history. Legally, he helped push gay to the brink of being illegal. So it matters not one iota to me whether or not he loves his gay daughter, unless we're discussing his humanity, in which case I'd say it makes him a slightly better person, but deeply hypocritical.

This is actually the problem with how they're arguing their own case, actually. They think because they've done good things for gay rights, they can't personally be anti-gay—that they're not the enemy.

It's not even about them as people. They're gay, they probably want good things for gay people. However, if they're willing to provide gay cover for a homophobe with actual power, and if they're supporting candidates who are anti-gay, that—as in the Cheney example—pits them against gay people. That is what gay-friendly people should protest, not, “These guys are anti-gay in their hearts!” Because that's not what counts, unless you're trying to be their friend.

As a bonus in how-not-to-resuscitate-your-public-image, Reisner throws in that The Out, which some people are boycotting, isn't making any money anyway. He makes this point while insulting his customers:

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They end by saying they want the issue resolved. I'm not sure why anyone should forgive and forget when they're clearly just struggling to make themselves look better and make anyone upset with them seem like they're overreacting.

 
May 01 2015
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Check out Lorraine, an old lady you don't wanna mess with...

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Need To Know: Making The Grade + Diamond Girls + Gray Area + Hombre, Can You Spare A Dime? + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureHot teacher Pietro Boselli feels he's treated like a piece of meat.

*widget boy cultureDirk Shafer's death caused by meth and cocaine.

*widget boy cultureHillary warmly welcomes Bernie Sanders into the race.

*widget boy cultureGeena Davis & Rosie O'Donnell have a League of Their Own reunion!

*widget boy cultureO'Donnell's estranged wife accuses her of wine & pot abuse.

*widget boy cultureStory that Freddie Gray hurt himself isn't holding water.

*widget boy cultureObnoxious Fox reporter whines that Al Sharpton shoved him.

*widget boy cultureRand Paul doesn't reject conspiracy theories on US invasion of ... Texas.

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*widget boy cultureSteve Grand appears on ET.

*widget boy cultureTed Cruz has never seen a Hispanic panhandler.

*widget boy cultureDo all zookeepers eat ass?

*widget boy cultureUnbelievable Airbnb disaster!

*widget boy cultureJusten Phelps spreads his fuzzy legs.

*widget boy cultureYet, Airbnb is pro-gay, smacks down Texan homophobe.

*widget boy cultureYes, Virginia, there are gay homophobes.

*widget boy cultureJean Nidetch, Weight Watchers goddess, dies @ 91.

Jean-Nidetch-Weight-Watchers-TransformationShe pioneered the concept that overeating is an emotional issue.

 
Apr 30 2015
Need To Know: Thug Life + Daddies Know Best + Dugar Dufus + Who Wouldn't Love That Straight Boy? + Statham's Assets + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureNYC protesters support Baltimore in grieving Freddie Gray; 100+ arrested.

*widget boy cultureI'm sick of people pushing the thug label, too.

*widget boy cultureRioting is not fun to watch, but ... THIS.

*widget boy cultureAndy Cohen says he and Anderson Cooper are gay daddies.

*widget boy cultureDuggar idge thinks Christians are being discriminated against.

*widget boy cultureYEP, ELLEN'S GAY: Cute straight and gay friends who are going to the prom.

*widget boy cultureAnti-gay Republican top caught on Grindr.

*widget boy cultureBernie Sanders wants to be the new Ralph Nader.

*widget boy cultureSending love to blogger Kenneth during his family health crises.

*widget boy cultureRevenge cancelled.

*widget boy cultureCyndi Lauper testifies before Congress on homeless LGBT youth.

*widget boy cultureJason Statham hired out as a musical piece of ass in the '90s.

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Apr 29 2015
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The new ish of Adon (#13) has the sexiest shoot by Brian Jamie of Emanuele Fiore that manages to work both Madonna and Lady Gaga into it with no fights!

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Check some images in the gallery above, and visit the mag's site here.

 
Need To Know: Beach Blast From The Past + Psycho's Killer + Marriage Equivocation + Hillary Primaried From The Far-Left + 'Bell Boy + Dragging The Queens + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureLittle Red Riding Hood at the beach in ... 1913!

*widget boy cultureMeet the inmate who murdered Jeffrey Dahmer, cannibal monster.

*widget boy cultureLegal scholar tries to calm the left on Justice Kennedy's marriage vote. 

*widget boy culture... but did anti-gay lawyer give Kennedy coverage to vote pro-gay?

*widget boy cultureCALM DOWN, FAGGY: Total puff piece on Reisner/Weiderpass in Time.

*widget boy cultureBernie Sanders wants to be this year's Ralph Nader.

*widget boy cultureAustin Falk on 2 Broke Girls:

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*widget boy cultureAlleged murderer gives incriminating TV interview.

*widget boy cultureKim Richards: Pills and pot.

*widget boy cultureSUDDEN DEATH: Performers who dropped dead mid-performance.

*widget boy cultureJames Corden praises Bruce Jenner.

*widget boy cultureWhat's your favorite fast food? Me: Taco Bell of the early '90s.

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*widget boy cultureToday's Baltimore Orioles game will be played in an empty stadium.

*widget boy cultureBaltimore isn't just about Freddie Gray.

*widget boy cultureDrag queens reading nasty tweets.

*widget boy cultureMariah Carey poses with Photoshopped self, eliciting mean tweets.

*widget boy cultureMore Zac Efron ass shots.

*widget boy cultureGay Punk'd gag leads to much discomfit and death threat.

*widget boy culturePeople You Know: Season 1, Part 2.

*widget boy culture5 new Madonna remixes.

*widget boy cultureKit Williamson gets engaged!

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Apr 28 2015
Need To Know: Read It And Weep + Supremely Unconfident? + A.G. For G-A-Y-S + Valling Around + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureScholastic Books that some young readers really need to read.

*widget boy cultureRight-wing writer thinks Supremes will deny marriage equality.

*widget boy cultureBuzzFeed predicts 5-4 for marriage equality.

*widget boy cultureSwing vote Kennedy questions if Court can change millennia-old tradition.

*widget boy cultureOur new AG Loretta Lynch (thanks, Obama ... no, really!) is pro-equality.

*widget boy cultureDancing to Michael Jackson during Baltimore riots. Odd.

*widget boy cultureGIRLFRIEND'S NOT IN A COMA: Joni Mitchell is okay.

*widget boy cultureVal Chmerkovskiy goes nearly naked on Dancing with the Stars!

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Hillary Clinton's social media accounts have weighed in on today's historic Supreme Court hearing on marriage equality with the above logo.