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Can I hate her just because she was a part of The Dresden Dolls?
There’s nothing complicated about this, jackass. It’s simple, you just want it to be complicated so that you have something to bitch about. If you want to add your own meaning to things that aren’t there, go right ahead – i’m sure Wikipedia welcomes your ideas on what’s intolerant speech. I can’t find any definition that lists “questioning if one is truly gay” as homophobic. Like racism and sexism, people have decided to attach so much to the words that EVERYTHING is now racist, sexist and homophobic .
Since NO ONE here seems to know the definition of what homophobia actually is:
: irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against.
So…where in his statement did he show a fear of, aversion to or discrimination against homosexuals?
1. Fear of or contempt for lesbians and gay men.
Did he say he had fear or contempt for homosexuals? I wait patiently for the denial of facts I’ve just given you.
“there is something really dismissive about saying “a lot of gays are just confused”.”
Seems that YOU are the one that’s not reading here. It’s very short and my six-year old can read it:
“I think honestly, SOME people who think they’re gay, they’re confused. People can misconstrue closeness for love. People can feel connected, they bond. I’m not saying all [gay people are confused]. Some people have a desire to be with the same sex. But that’s them.”
There Is NOTHING homophobic about this statement. Nothing hateful, nothing angry, nothing dismissive, nothing, nada, zip.
Also, given the long history of misogyny, violence and homophobia in the rap community, I don’t think that’s an unfair thing for Stevie to ponder at all. Rappers haven’t shown a great deal of “tolerance” to anyone.
Well, Anne Heche would beg to differ with you (she says she was insane during her relationship with Ellen – is that an insult to the LGBT community?), so would my sister – who claimed she was gay for years, and then one day said that she wasn’t sure, then decided she wasn’t interested in sex at all – and NOW says she’s gay again and has been committed to her partner for three years now. The definition of homophobia doesn’t include questioning if a person is truly gay or not. It can mean hate, intolerance, violence, fear – the same as racism. Wonder’s words don’t traffic in any of that . Sexuality can be complicated and confusing – unlike the color of someone’s skin.
Where in that statement did he “broadly” question the legitimacy of homosexuality? Are you saying – and please back this up with facts – that there aren’t people who struggle with their sexuality? Because, that’s total bull.
He did not say that. His exact words were: “some people who think they’re gay, they’re confused. I’m not saying all [gay people are confused].” He never “proclaimed” that homosexuality doesn’t exist.
If he had meant that comment, how would that make him a “homophobic dickbag”? Please, explain to this simpleton how that is.
Yes! I’m sick of all this fawning over Disintegration and Kiss Me (seriously, who likes Hot! Hot! Hot! or wants to hear Just Like Heaven EVER again!). How anyone could rate Wish or Wild Mood Swings above The Top is something I will never get.