Saturday, May 14, 2011
Freddie Mercury and the Idiot Principal
Most of the time homophobia is a disease that kills, or maims, or makes millions of people miserable.
But sometimes it's just idiot.
Probasco explained it was because he'd received a complaint from a parent. You see Freddie Mercury, the vocalist who had sung the original version of the song, was gay.
Oh boy. Thank goodness for the kids.
"I felt like the school was discriminating for sexual orientation and I felt it was wrong," Hight said Monday. "It's so stupid because there's nothing sexual in the song. There aren't even any cuss words.
And how fortunate that the Principal changed his mind. Sort of.
Let it not be said, however, that Principal Probasco is an unreasonable man. After much consideration, he decided to put the song back into the program! However, it will be an edited version of the song that omits "lyrics in one section about killing a man."
Because you know at Wasilla High preventing violence is a pressing concern...
And if he banned Freddie for being gay, who would be next I wonder? Cole Porter, Aaron Copland, or Peter Tchaikovsky?
Yes indeed. As I said before.
The kids are alright.
The Principal is an idiot. Who looks like Elton John.
And of course, whatever they say or whatever they do, they can't hurt Freddie anymore.
And he was FABULOUS...
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