Moron of the Week!


Once again, we see a period of time when there are so many candidates: Kirk Cameron telling us how to “talk to gay people” (in gentle, loving whispers, preferably in the middle of the night, I suppose, after the coital act is completed… and reminding the gay man — since it’s always a gay man, you know — that even though this was a lot of fun, he’s still headed to Eternal Damnation), the Vatican with its now-you-see-it-now-you-dont approach to anyone not a straight white male, Washington with its we-dont-approve-of-your-death-pentalty-law-against-gays-but-heres-some-more-foreighn-aid-money-anyway…

I mean, seriously, doesnt it feel like things these days are more than a little out of whack?

But no, this time around we have a real winner, someone who demonstrates through her words that she really does not get the concept. Ladies and gentlemen…


“Who?” you ask. It’s a fair question. She’s apparently some rap singer who needs to up her profile with a little controversy, since controversy sells iTunes downloads, and her latest attempt at getting media attention comes in an interview in which she stated the following (please note: language that is NSFW… well, in most civlised places):

“A lot of gay men are way more misogynistic than straight men,” she says. “The shit they say about women behind their backs, it’s like: ‘Wow, oh my God!’ You can be a straight faggot, you can be a gay faggot. A faggot is anybody that hates women. It’s like, y’all sing along to my words when I’m saying ‘ni–a’ and ‘c–t’, but as soon as I call this one white man a faggot the whole world exploded. Listen, I didn’t say all gay men are faggots; I said Perez Hilton is a faggot, so don’t try and bring the rest of the gays down with your faggotry.”

Well… isnt that more than a bit disconnected.

And of course, the lack of logic aside, her comments certainly seemed to get her name out there an awful lot… just as she’s releasing a new collection of what passes for songs in her world. Can you say “convenient”? So, here we have a second-rate “performer” who cant just let her material stand on its own merits. Nope, she has to make sure she gets those eyeballs along for the ride. IMHO, what does that say more about? Her vacuous “songs”? Her clearly manipulative PR? Or the people who actually buy into it? After all, rap is supposedly this uber-macho world of thugs and hos and straight-male misogyny brandished in every video that somehow even the female rappers have to mimic in order to succeed. Ms. Banks is no exception — any one of her videos shows how much she’s using that booty call to get her fanboys to flock to her… since, like most performers these days, she doesnt have a whole lot else to offer.

And yet people make her financially successful.

Think about that for a moment. I’ll wait.

Finished? Okay, I dont know what conclusion you draw from it, but to me, anyone that panders to the disadvantaged and the impoverished, even as he (or, in this case, she) is making millions off them, is worthy of zero respect. I dont care if you’re a black “rap artist” or a lily white evangelical… you’re using people for your own gain, and you dont really give a good goddam about them as long as they keep throwing you the bucks. And apparently you will say anything to get that money rolling in, even if it means inciting more and more the racial and sexual and orientation divides in the US. You are, in a word, pathetic, and I hope you enjoy that money… since it’s about all the reward you’re ever going to see.

And yes, you can put that on a t-shirt at Etsy.

Later today, a cartoon. Maybe even one that folks will find vaguely amusing…

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