Thursday, May 24, 2007
Isaiah Washington's Gay Video and the Scissor Sister Blues
I see that Isaiah Washington's gay public service announcement is running tonight
I was really angry with him when he made his faggot comments. Not once but twice
Because it really burns me up when one oppressed minority group turns on another...instead of joining forces to fight the common enemy.
But I sure do LOVE these words...
“Words have power. The power to express love, happiness and joy. They also have the power to heal. When you use words that demean a person because of their sexual orientation, race or gender, you send a message of hate. A very powerful message. But we all have the power to demand better from one another and from ourselves. We have the power to heal and change the world by the words we use.”
So I also liked the video.
As minimal as it was.... How much time did he spend in front of a camera? Five minutes?
I also see by the comments on some big gay blogs that most of my brothers seem to think that it's just pure hypocrisy. And that he should shove that PSA video up his bigot ass.
But I don't.
I figure everyone deserves a second chance...or in his case a third. Especially if you're black...because as I said before they're the victims of bigotry just like us. And bigotry can fuck you up. Just look at me. If I hadn't had second....or fifth chances ....I don't know what I would have done.
And because if a kid, black or white or whatever, hears those kind of words it can only help build a more tolerant world for everyone. And if somebody says it's only because he HAD to because the fags made him do it blah blah blah...all the better.
Then the kids learn that when you play with fire you get burned. Which is also a good lesson.
So I forgive him.
The question is can I forgive these guys?
I’m not interested in singing about gay people... I wanted the music to be accessible. I don’t want to appeal to just a tenth of the population.
It’s not an issue. We’re not doing straight stuff. We’re just making music. Anyone can listen to this music and identify with it. If you take a band like Pansy Division, I hate that shit! Number one, it’s crap music and then it’s so going out of its way to be shocking and offensive and gay… It’s like, who cares?
Oh Mama Take Me Out. I'm getting the Scissor Sister blues!!!
Although he's right about Pansy Division. Songs like "Dick of Death" and "I Wanna Be a Slut," might be good in a gay bar just before Last Call. But their music really is crap.
So will I forgive the Sisters? Oh probably.
Here's their latest video....
Nope. Nothing GAY about that ...huh?
I guess the message is that if you're an artist it doesn't make sense to exclude anyone just because of who they are. It's better to include everyone. Why be a stupid niggah when you can be a star?
And if you make music why not make it so EVERYONE can dance?
Can't argue with that. As for poor Pansy Division....if they want to sing "Dick of Death."
Give me a chance to get REALLY drunk.
And they can sing it for me....