I’m Cool With Gay People – But F*^K GLAAD

A couple mornings ago, in between writing some blog posts, I logged onto Worldstarhiphop for some ratchetness to pass the time and slightly amuse me and I came across a video that THOROUGHLY disgusted and actually REALLY angered me. It was a video of some P*SSY-ASS Atlanta “thugs” waiting outside of a convenience store for a skinny-boy in skinny jeans – who they then beat the SH*T out of because he’s gay, while the dude recorded kept screaming “No Faggots in JACK CITY!” In fact the video was so graphic and disgusting that it was removed from Worldstar and Youtube.

At the end of this video, they show some clips, but TRUST ME, it was MUCH worse:

Now rewind a couple of days before that to Super Bowl Sunday, and look below at the comment that got CNN commentator Roland Martin suspended from the station because he made a “homophobic” tweet, after seeing THIS commercial:

He wrote:

If a dude at your Super Bowl party is hyped about David Beckham’s H&M underwear ad, smack the ish out of him! #superbowl

Well, between his tweet and this boy’s unmerciful assault, guess which incident caused GLAAD [The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation] to jump into action?

If you guessed the torturous, deadly and horrific assault, you would be WRONG. They decided to rally the troops and get Roland suspended so they can pat themselves on the back for “exposing another homophobe” when all they REALLY did was use their punk-ass social guilt machine to try and destroy ANOTHER innocent career. This has been a long time coming, but I’m GLAD I can finally write on this site: GO F*^K YOURSELVES GLAAD – you anti-intellectual C*NTS.

I meant to write on this LAST year after Kobe Bryant got in hot water for calling a referee a “f*^king faggot” after a bad call:

The fact that he got heavily fined after SORRY-ASS GLAAD got involved to demonize him as a HOMOPHOBE, had me damn near  beside myself. But now after this Roland Martin incident the BULLSH*T has to stop, and at some point we need to be able to be OPEN and HONEST about the situation: The terms Gay & Fag are no longer sole terms used to express homophobic rage, they are also terms of generally distaste NOT associated to HOMOSEXUALITY at all. The ideology that anyone who uses either of those terms MUST be referring DIRECTLY to gays and lesbians is not only intellectually bankrupt but now it’s actually dangerous. Be clear: Roland didn’t say someone was a ol’ d*ck-in-the-booty-ass clown – he just made a joke based on a feminine add that was placed in the middle of an extremely masculine event. The CONTRAST was the joke – NOT slandering Gay people.

My problem with GLAAD is similar to the problem I have with the NAACP – they are just a bunch of faceless, lifeless suits who passively care about the actual transgressions being committed against their lot, and more interested in making headlines by over-sensitively addressing UNIMPORTANT events. Why isn’t GLAAD standing on the front lines helping bring justice to Brandon’s assailants? Why is GLAAD focusing on DEFAMING Kobe, Roland and Tracey Morgan as if taking their comments out-of-context or applying heavy levels of oversensitivity can help even ONE gay person out at ALL?

If there is one thing that me and the people of GLAAD can agree on is that we need to eradicate homophobic sentiments from our society just like we need to eradicate racism, sexism, classism, etc. But I will ALWAYS advocate case-by-case analyzation of what the accused is being said. Why you ask? Because the one thing that GLAAD knows is that being accused of being homophobic is so socially reprehensible that whether it’s true or not doesn’t even matter. And that’s why Roland is suspended, because just the accusation ALONE is too powerful to even attempt to challenge and GLAAD uses that to their FULL advantage.

But I will end this piece with the words my LESBIAN homegirl told me on the phone earlier tonight when I told her I was gonna write about this:

“GLAAD needs to stop trippin’ so hard over every little thing people say, because they don’t realize they are just making it harder for us to co-exist in society without people being all awkward around us like we gonna run to them anytime we hear something we don’t like. As long as people ain’t promoting violence or hatred, they can say all the jokes they want – sh*t, I got some wicked comebacks for them!”

This Is Your Conscience

When Lincoln Anthony Blades is not writing for his controversial and critically acclaimed blog ThisIsYourConscience.com, he can be found contributing articles for Uptown Magazine. Lincoln wrote the hilarious and insightful book "You're Not A Victim, You're A Volunteer: How To Stop Letting Love Kick Your Ass". He is also a public speaker who has sat on panels all over North America and the Caribbean.

22 Comments

  1. lincolnanthonyblades

    02/09/2012 at 4:34 AM

    Ladies & Gentlemen, Do You Think GLAAD Was RIGHT To Suspend Roland And Attack Tracey Morgan, Kobe Bryant And Everyone Else Who Ever Utters The Words Gay Or Faggot, Or Are They REACHING Hard As Hell?

    • MistaHarsh

      02/09/2012 at 1:39 PM

      I agree completely I mentioned this too when they broke Tracey "The apologist" Morgan down to his knees. But GLAAD is VERY selective in what injustice they decide to rise against. They usually target hight profile celebs for specific reasons:

      1)Respect & Recognition. If they can win the fight(which really means have these celebs do PSAs up the ying yang and be dragged across hot gay coals on there way to the Apology Tour Bus) they strengthen their cause ten fold and can know wield leverage with corporations and the big players. We saw right after they went after Kobe the NBA had PSAs where NBA stars were promoting tolerance. We even witnessed an out of closet experience with the owner of Phoenix Suns.

      Cont'd….

      • MistaHarsh

        02/09/2012 at 1:40 PM

        2. World Domination – I kid but if you noticed everything is tinged in homosexuality. Madonna at Half time? Gay actor playing a Ladies' Man? They HAVE to be addressed in the Political forum. It could be argued that Obama concedes to the "gay" agenda more than the "black" agenda. They even dipped there hand into Reggae where Buju Can't even perform his POSITIVE songs.

        If they focused on the little fish they only catch little fish. As sad as it is Brandon does not fit into the "agenda" in the grand scheme of things. Maybe Al Sharpton can step in…

        end

        • grandgryph

          02/09/2012 at 8:25 PM

          lol world domination

        • shaun

          02/18/2012 at 8:49 PM

          Finally somebody speaks about world domination. One day we will wake up and have to fight for straight rights if we don't watch ourselves.

  2. cynicaloptmst81

    02/09/2012 at 10:20 AM

    *starts slow clap*

  3. Bilal

    02/09/2012 at 11:04 AM

    I look at GLAAD the same way I look at PETA… Just making issues out of nothing.

  4. Concrete_Rose

    02/09/2012 at 11:09 AM

    Smh they want to jump on words and not hate crimes that are actually hurting ppl! FOH. The lives they choose to invest on is ridiculous.

    That video with the little boy was sooooooo awful! He could have truly died if there was Any severe injury to his skull or spinal cord. And this really PISSED me off! Yes, Im not familiar with the org and what they do, but from this I can't get wtf they are defending. Ppl's rights or ppl's vocabulary. What takes precedence? Smh

  5. Paul B.

    02/09/2012 at 11:31 AM

    I'm inclined to think they (and groups like PETA) go only after celebrities because it's easy to put their faces as the poster children for the "issues" they protest against. They're nothing more than grandstanders who take advantage of being oppressed to simply oppress others, IMO. I have a hard time believing they're watchdog organizations for real.

  6. sarah

    02/09/2012 at 1:44 PM

    What do you think is more effective at bringing attention to gay lesbian biexual and transgenderd rights? Putting Kobe or Tracy on glaad's soap box? Or picking up story that ran on a site then was taken down that no one unfortuinayly even heard about. Its not right by any means. But we all know putting Kobe or Tracy in the spotlight brings the instant attention the organization wants to shove into the public's eye. Everyone can realate or just say there familler with track Morgan by the millions. The small story that ran about that poor boy raised no eyebrows and that's the real injustice. Because that is what glaad is all about preventing but everyone knows what works, blaming celebrity. "Because they know better and have to be held accountable for there actions"Remeber Mathew Sheppard? The whole country wasn't in arms clammiring for justice for that boy. Because it was just part of regular citizen life. It effected noone in power and never got the attention and respect it deserved. I know media has changed in leaps and bounds since but its easier to make an example out of a public figure then 2 boys from Atlanta. Of course the example is real even tho misguidedand people shouldn't lose there jobs saying " stare at Beckham to long and your gay" jokes are jokes. Slander is totally different. Faggot is not a word that should be Ok to say. Its a word that holds pain for so many people. When you call someone a faggot you say it with hate or complete unconsideration for an entire group of people. As a lesbian I don't care Kobe called a ref a faggot. I doubt it was said with the intent to cause harm. But this issue is so much deeper then celebrity blips. It spans thru sex race and class. All having there own invisable standards in each that are held to be true. Easiest example men v. Homosexuals. You have your own standards of what it means to be a man. Most include to show no weakness. Most view homosexuals as feminine and being a male that is the ultimate weakness. So you reject the notion even if it is not said to you you look to hurt or knock down your enemy by calling him a faggot before he even opens. His mouth. Then stigmas are so deeply rooted into our culture it will take a while before it gets worked out. As goes the same for all stigmas within our culture and ourselves.l

    • MistaHarsh

      02/09/2012 at 3:10 PM

      But if you look closely it doesn't help the everyday people dealing with these issues, in fact it could be said that it hurts the cause similar to how people say Al Sharpton hurts the cause. What GLAAD is looking for is power, but not to change people's opinions by force (that's impossible see racism) but to end discrimination because you can never stop someone from beating a Brandon White but you can have a Gay Judge assigned to his trial who will make it a point to throw the book and 2 bags of complimentary nuts at the defendants.

    • Mabl

      02/10/2012 at 1:06 AM

      Matthew Sheppard became a very big deal as did Brandon Teena, perhaps not as far flung as stars dealing with the repercussions of what comes out of their mouth, but bigger than just a murder that happens any ole place and never gets any type of coverage at all. If GLAAD wanted to make a federal case out of that boys assault they could have. Because they are GLAAD and their influence is far reaching and powerful. It's not like this is some new grass roots human rights organization we're talking about. GLAAD doesn't need what you make it seem to be, kinda propaganda, to get their point or message across. They could champion any cause they wanted to, big or small and elicit a reaction that the issue wouldn't have without their support. And regardless of people's hurt and history the word "faggot," like the word "retard," is going to go the way of the word "nigga" and the word "bitch" and the word "lame." How to explain that someone can do something that smells of homophobia, but isn't? Idk, I haven't been able to fully explain to people when someone isn't being prejudiced they just don't understand. Vilifying someone isn't the way to teach them as any psychologist or dog training specialist will tell you. You don't push their nose in it and make them smell the accident. That isn't how you educate. Not well anyway. All you do by shaming or guilting someone is cause hurt/defensiveness and a desire to hide, you don't change their attitude or behavior.

  7. grandgryph

    02/09/2012 at 9:01 PM

    i don't feel sorry for roland at all. he's an idiot. look at what the gay man dem did to buju's career.

    sizzla.

    capleton.

    bounti.

    isiah washington.

    out of simple rational self-interest roland should know to watch his mouth or expect serious repercussions.

    his statements did cross the line. he suggested that violent measures be taken just because someone acts gay. if he was just using gay as a semi-derogatory word that's a different thing, or grossed out at one of his boys getting a chubby at the site of a near nekked david beckham, sure. whatever. but he was basically promoting violence against gay for them being gay. twice. in a public forum.

    and there's more. this guy has a weird history and obsession with gayness, it seems: http://www.thegrio.com/opinion/glaad-why-cnn-was-…. so while i appreciated some of martin's reads on things, he's stupid in a sort of dangerous way.

    that being said – as was previously mentioned – glad and a lot these rights or advocacy groups (like the naacp) are some of the most shiftless vile co-exploiters there are. they're are media and status whores monetizing people's misery.

    it is unfortunate that kids like brandon white are still subject to that kind of violence. what i do see there is that people in his community – black people – are standing with him and saying such things are unacceptable. and that's good. he agitation of groups like glad have helped things along, but simply being less more respectful of each other would accomplish even more. like really? you are going to beat up a kid you might think is gay, just 'cause? how manly is that?

    however, i still – and forever – will hate skinny jeans, do not at all understand why a man would be sexually attracted to another man; and am PISSED that i don't know when the next buju album will be out. none of this though makes me think gay people should be subject to violence just for them being gay.

    martin's a freaking idiot.

    • Shaun

      02/18/2012 at 8:56 PM

      have you seen the trend here? outside Isaiah, all black,non-african american entertainers. Have you wondered why that is?

  8. Whahapn

    02/10/2012 at 5:58 AM

    Yeh

    I've always said that the fake ass gay rights movement is just another branch of white supremacy which is used against black people in two ways

    1) as a way to discipline blacks who treat homosexuality as exactly what is – a distasteful sexual preference/practice that is not worthy to be elevated into a social justice cause.

    2) to divide progressive forces in society into competing factions of special interest groups who fight against each other to bring their own issues to prominence rather than work together to fight on collective working class issues.

    If the gay rights movement wants to be seen as a force change in society why doesn't it challenge the political and economic status quo?

    Why is their activism mostly directed against blacks?

    Fuck arf

    batti bwoy.

  9. lincolnanthonyblades

    02/10/2012 at 6:44 AM

    For Those Who Didn't See The REAL BS Video, Here It Is:
    http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v

    • Whahapn

      02/10/2012 at 9:09 AM

      Oh

      I see, so your only problem with gay activism when it's deployed against "professsional" blacks – you only want it directed against "atlanta thug" types.

      Ok let's apply that approach to dealing with racism.

      Violent racism vs institutional racism.

      We should only combat – skin heads who beat blacks up, but not the kind of racism that denies blacks access to all kinds of resources and services eg racist employers who deny jobs to blacks.

      Kiss teet.

      Sick and tired of the uncles toms who will sacrifice other blacks for a job in white people's corporation.

      When are we going to find black men who can put our (black men's) enemies feet to the fire?

  10. Nuu

    02/14/2012 at 1:21 AM

    I hear what you're saying about glaad and the NAACP, but I mean the NAACP man…? Hmm I guess I'll have to read up on them and see what's going on. But at any rate, I thought the commercial was actually gonna be gay….but it wasn't at all. In fact it could be a dolche & gabana commercial…seriously. And on top of that, the song was "misunderstood." like how many clues does this guy need? I get how it probably could be a funny "joke," but he should have known better. Not just as a person, but as a figure in media. People are very touchy about that sort of thing. Anyone insinuating hate or intolerance is subject to get his or her ass served. It's not even about being right or wrong anymore…it's just common knowledge you keep that shit to yourself (for his benefit of course). Of course, it helps us out because it let's us know the people who think things like that (no matter how "minuscule"), but in the long run, it helps no one. You mentioning the NAACP w/glaad actually made me think you were gonna reference how gay people liken themselves w/the black struggle lol. All I can say is being black can't be hidden & how being gay doesn't hurt (monetarily) as much as being black. I'm generalizing, yes. But it's true though…….dayam…I feel bad for a gay-black guy o.O…

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