- He was trying to save face on news the councils were disintegrating. Strategy Forum planned to inform the WH b4 making announcement public. 4 days ago
- RT @DougHeye: After that Trump press conference, I don't know how I can tell any minority why they should vote Republican. 4 days ago
- 2 days ago, he says he has tons of CEOs wanting to join. Now he disbands business advisory councils after more CEOs quit. 4 days ago
- I will still champion conservative principles. I'll still fervently support LCRs. I'll return when you're gone. And pick up the pieces. 3/3 4 days ago
- You are giving aid & comfort to these assholes. I just can't anymore. As long as you are the leader of the GOP, I will not be a member. 2/3 4 days ago
Politics & Pop Culture from a homocon.
Newsweek’s Gay Reporter Doesn’t Understand Gays
May 13, 2010Posted by on
How did I miss this? Well, there he goes again. Ramin Setoodeh, the reporter from Newsweek who last November told us that gays on TV once helped promote tolerance, but now they may be hurting it, brings us a new realm of trash: openly gay actors cannot play convincingly straight roles.
In ‘Straight Jacket,’ Setoodeh highlights Sean Hayes in Promises, Promises, and Jonathan Groff in Glee as Exhibits A and B as gays who can’t successfully play straight. Almost within the same pen stroke, he quickly dismisses Portia de Rossi (Ally McBeal, Better Off Ted) and Neil Patrick Harris (Doogie Howser, How I Met Your Mother), as their successes were on sit-coms. So I guess T.R. Knight never played a promising doctor on Grey’s Anatomy, and John Barrowman doesn’t portray an environmental terrorist on the current season of Desperate Housewives. I guess I shouldn’t even bring up Sir Ian McKellen, who came out in 1988, yet later went on to portray extraordinary characters like Richard III, Magneto in the X-Men series, and uber-wizard Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Thankfully, many of our out and proud actors, as well as a few allies have stepped up to admonish this reporter. Both Cheyenne Jackson and Michael Urie called the Newsweek hack an ‘asshole’ who’s ‘unconscionable.’ And the delectable and mega talented Kristin Chenoweth, went even further and called the piece “horrendously homophobic.”
One question that can be asked of Setoodeh is, can a gay man be a bigot (I don’t like the word homophobe). It’s much like the question of can a black man be racist. The answer is easily YES to both.