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Jun 21 2022
Texas GOP: HOMOSEXUALITY ABNORMAL + Eric Greitens Goes RINO-Hunting + New Beyoncé + Mariah Carey For BROS + Elon Musk's Child Disowns Him + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: They called him Beautiful Harold. Follow me on IG here.

BELOW: Keep reading for how the Texas GOP brands LGBTQ people, that sickening Eric Greitens ad, Mariah for Bros, new Beyoncé and more ...

Republican-gop-texas-boycultureThey don't like you. They really don't like you. (Image via Republican Party of Texas)

WAPO: In Texas, the official GOP platform now states that Joe Biden did not fairly win in 2020 (he absolutely did), that “homosexuality is an abnormal lifestyle choice” (it absolutely isn't) and that Texas should vote on whether to secede from the union (an absolutely great way to kick off a U.S. civil war). P.S. If you are LGBTQ and still voting GOP, you are voting to put yourself in a concentration camp, because that is exactly what the modern GOP base would do if they thought they had the chance to get away with it.

HUFF POST: Brittney Griner, detained in Russia, was denied an anniversary call from her wife.

Eric-greitens-boycultureThe messaging is ... unmistakable. (Image via Twitter)

NYT: Eric Greitens, running for Senate in Missouri, released an ad in which he brags he is hunting for RINOs (Republicans in Name Only). The ad is basically a mass shooting reenactment. Even scummy Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) is urging Greitens to stand down after the ad, and also because Greitens has a repulsive history: He had a fling with his hairdresser, tied her up, took naked photos, raped her and threatened her if she ever told. Yeah, and that wasn't disqualifying for the GOP. Neither was his ex saying he abused their son.

YOUTUBE: Beyoncé's first Renaissance single is here: “Break My Soul.” The song heavily samples the beat from Robin S.'s “Show Me Love,” and further samples Big Freedia.

Break-my-soul-beyonce-boycultureThis could totally pass for a '90s cover! (Image via Tidal)

I'm not sure the sample choices are very creative — giving it a generic vibe, along with very universal lyrics — but it goes down easy. Everyone seemed to love it instantly, then I saw a wave of haters. You decide:

At the very least, I think releasing an underdog-pushing-on tune during Pride as a raft of anti-LGBTQ laws and sentiments bubble, and during economic chaos, is probably a good read of the room.

JUST JARED: One of Elon Musk's children — who just hit 18 — is changing their surname and rejecting their birth gender in order to remove themselves from any association with what sounds like a miserable dad. Happy (bad) Father's Day!

HUFF POST: Be more like J.Lo, who honored her child's pronouns when introducing them for a duet:

TWITTER: Three female cops in Louisiana gave this woman a ticket for indecent exposure for wearing, well, what most women and girls wear in the summer:

This is another sign that we're heading into Handmaid's Tale territory. And the cops were Aunt Lydias.

TWITTER: Mariah Carey showed up (very late! lol) to intro an advance screening of Billy Eichner's Bros.

If you're wondering why Mariah, well, the Junior Vasquez remix of “Heartbreaker” figures prominently in the movie, which seemingly received a warm reception.

Harry-hamlin-shirtless-making-love-boycultureINSTAGRAM: Colton Haynes posts magazine cover he once tried to expunge from the Internet. (In fact, his legal team sent me a cease-and-desist for simply posting an entire magazine cover — a grotesque overreach. But context is helpful, years later, to understand his panic.)

KENNETH IN THE (212): They're still finding new ways to package old Blondie material. Including new old material!

ACADEMY MUSEUM: Harry Hamlin will be present for a Q&A following a special L.A. screening of Making Love — in honor of its (GASP!) 40th anniversary.

GR8ERDAYS: RIP to actress Maureen Arthur, who died at 88. She was outstanding in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967), and I remembered her from Mork & Mindy in the '80s.