Saturday, November 12, 2011

Consistency is for fags


Now, now. Before you get all worked up, allow me to explain the context of my catchy title for this post.

I have become less and less interested in the annual Academy Awards broadcast as the years go by, but I couldn't help but shake my head in disbelief when I found out the reason that the director of this year's show, Brett Ratner, was fired.

When asked by a reporter about his methods of management, Ratner was quoted as saying, "Rehearsal is for fags!" That is it. According to news stories, that simple comment got him canned as Academy Awards show director. I heard that news while driving to work to the other day, and I yelled at the radio, "What about Eddie Murphy?!"

See, Eddie Murphy had been picked months ago to be the host of this year's show. But when Ratner was fired, Murphy quit. Nevertheless, the producers of the show had been fully intent on going with Murphy.

Does no one remember Eddie Murphy's stand-up comedy routine from the 1980s? Remember his 1983 show called Delirious? In one sketch, he imagined what it would be like if tough-guy actor Mr. T were homosexual.

So let's juxtapose. Which of the following statements should get you fired (or never hired)?

Brett Ratner: "Rehearsal is for fags."

Eddie Murphy (as a homosexual Mr. T): "Hey boy... Hey boy... you look mighty cute in them jeans. Now come on over here... and fuck me up the ass... Hey boy slow down... or I'll pinch up my butt cheeks and rip your dick off."

Unless I'm missing something here, I can't understand how Hollywood can get so worked up over Ratner's statement, when under that kind of standard, Eddie Murphy's past performances should have been something to keep him from ever being hired to host the Oscars. One might make the argument that Ratner was speaking his true feelings, while Murphy was just performing on stage. But if that argument were to be valid, why did comedian Michael Richards (you know, Kramer from Seinfeld) get in so much trouble when he repeatedly uttered the word "nigger" while performing on stage a couple years back?

I will never understand society's selective outrage where some people are allowed to say a word or phrase with no repercussions, while other people are crucified for saying the same thing.

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free... it expects what never was, and never will be." -Thomas Jefferson


Anonymous said...

I came across a term, lavender mafia, recently regarding the Penn State ado. There is an active political/social element that seeks to deflect any smearing of the homosexual community. It is having great success apparently. There are a few incidents now where college students are being censured or expelled for speaking out against them. The first case from Hollywood I recall was the firing of the Grays Anatomy black actor several years ago.

Look at the Penn State mess. The pervert, a sodomite/homsexual/fag (THESE TERMS NEVER MAKE PRESS)regardless of other sexual practices he may have is kept out of the limelight and the evil doers are the men who didn't handle the reported observation to the satisfaction of the public.(I'm not saying there doesn't need to be improvement in this area). They are not the real problem. The homosexuals are celebrated in this country yet when they rape, the spin is the heterosexuals are to blaim for not effectively handling damage control.

There is another angle to Penn story and that is the outcome likely would have been different if a woman had been anywhere in the chain of command. I'm not male-bashing, just stating that a woman is more attuned to protecting/nurturing where children are concerned.

Darren said...

I often say that consistency isn't a strong suit of the Left, but your point is fairly valid, too.

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