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gaspee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-24-09 12:11 PM
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65. What pisses me off so much
Edited on Sun May-24-09 12:17 PM by gaspee
Is the posts, and yes, even from so-called progressives, that say they don't like his so-called style. They aren't even aware of their own bias. They don't like his flamboyance which is basically code for gay -- as is when people use the nice and vague, but very handy word theatrical to describe him.

I have heard so many dog-whistles when people explain how he's just not their "style." As for screeching -- when all the experts say he's a rare-counter tenor with perfect pitch and control... it just reminds me how stupid people are. It's one thing for someone to prefer easy-listening music to rock or country or rap. ThaT'S fine. But to insist you're not homophobic, then go off about how his "style" and "theatrics" turn you off -- well, you kind of look like an idiot. When you say you're turned off by his shrieking (implied like a woman) you really sound like a freaking moron.

No one has ever accused Americans of being self-aware, that's for sure.

The US hates us gays, that's for damn sure. (And not just the US, but that's where I live, so that's what I comment about.) Anyone who can't see or refuses to recognize the blatant homophobia in this result is a FUCKING MORON.

Adam's going to have a HUGE world-wide career and that's a fact. He could sell out huge venues all around the world, right now. My friend who is in Japan for the next year said the reaction to him is indescribable. Picture the Beatles, Princess Diana and Elvis all rolled into one and that's the reaction to him in Japan. Which makes sense since he looks a little like an anime character and there is an entire androgyny sub-culture that is huge. I have no doubt he's going to be huge world-wide and that makes me really happy for him. He's worked his ass off for years to get where he is.

One thing I really hate, though, is that I like Kris, a lot. I voted for him the week Gokey left (I voted for Adam more though.) I have never voted on American Idol before and barely caught one episode a season in the past. They both seem like great guys and it kind of sucks that Kris's win is tainted by the bigots, but it's not his fault.


(I'm using the general you, not the specific you in this post.)




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  -Puke alert.There are already posts on American Idol saying A US proved it is still "Christian" saracat  May-21-09 12:03 AM   #0 
  - Adam will be fine, but the results are disturbing to say the least.  cboy4   May-21-09 12:07 AM   #1 
  - Is Kris Allen really so bad?  bluestateguy   May-21-09 12:10 AM   #2 
  - Nothing wrong with Kris but he pales in comparison to Adam and knows it.  saracat   May-21-09 12:12 AM   #3 
  - Well when you have the winner saying he shouldn't have won,  cboy4   May-21-09 12:15 AM   #6 
  - I actually think it was the tweenies and the online VOIP that skewed the vote.  MrModerate   May-21-09 12:12 AM   #4 
  - Coy? He's all over the net in drag. nt  imdjh   May-21-09 12:15 AM   #7 
  - Excuse me?  cboy4   May-21-09 12:17 AM   #9 
  - It's hard to imagine him being "coy" about his sexuality  imdjh   May-21-09 12:23 AM   #14 
  - I was in the theatre for years and wore dresses a lot . . .  MrModerate   May-21-09 12:58 AM   #28 
     - OK. But in this case, he's actually pretty well known if you look around the net.  imdjh   May-21-09 01:04 AM   #31 
        - True. Nevertheless, he did maintain an air of "plausible deniability . . ." n/t  MrModerate   May-21-09 01:09 AM   #33 
           - lol!  imdjh   May-21-09 01:13 AM   #35 
  - OK, I saw what you were referring to. Still not sure I would call it coy.  imdjh   May-22-09 10:25 AM   #63 
  - What was the final score?  imdjh   May-21-09 12:14 AM   #5 
  - s  cboy4   May-21-09 12:24 AM   #16 
     - What is your problem?  imdjh   May-21-09 12:26 AM   #17 
        - I know. I'm sorry. That's why I deleted what I wrote because  cboy4   May-21-09 12:40 AM   #19 
           - No problem. Thank you.  imdjh   May-21-09 12:43 AM   #21 
  - Well, of Danny Gokey's fans all went to Kris, and if they rallied their fundie friends...  NYC_SKP   May-21-09 12:16 AM   #8 
  - Has CA seen the results yet, or don't you care? nt  babylonsister   May-21-09 12:19 AM   #10 
  - Yea, we saw the results 22 minutes ago at 10pm pacific  cboy4   May-21-09 12:22 AM   #13 
  - Thanks. And it doesn't matter to me.  babylonsister   May-21-09 12:47 AM   #23 
     - Why wouldn't I care? I'm happy you plan on supporting him.  cboy4   May-21-09 12:55 AM   #27 
        - Are you kidding? I've "ADORED" him!  babylonsister   May-21-09 12:59 AM   #29 
  - how thoughtful. I confess I hadn't considered that when I posted my complaints elsewhere. nt  imdjh   May-21-09 12:44 AM   #22 
  - Monumentally lame  boobooday   May-21-09 12:19 AM   #11 
  - That same thought crossed my mind too  ocd liberal   May-21-09 12:21 AM   #12 
  - I knew it. I'm ashamed to live here.  bitchkitty   May-21-09 12:24 AM   #15 
  - You know I hate the fact that this became an issue in American Idol  nadinbrzezinski   May-21-09 12:32 AM   #18 
  - I'd like to see a more traditional talent show.  imdjh   May-21-09 12:43 AM   #20 
  - If you don't watch it, what are you worried about? Go to bed. nt  babylonsister   May-21-09 12:50 AM   #24 
     - Daily show's up  nadinbrzezinski   May-21-09 01:01 AM   #30 
  - No one "took down" Adam Lambert. We need some serious perspective  Prism   May-21-09 12:51 AM   #25 
  - I've watched Idol for a few years, so I knew what I was getting into . . .  MrModerate   May-21-09 01:07 AM   #32 
  - !!  babylonsister   May-21-09 01:12 AM   #34 
  - That is well stated  Prism   May-21-09 01:39 AM   #37 
  - I disagree. Homophobia probably had a good deal to do with  cboy4   May-21-09 01:58 AM   #40 
     - Robo-text from Arkansas . . .  MrModerate   May-21-09 02:19 AM   #42 
  - First of all, your demographics aren't current. Idol is now predominated  saracat   May-21-09 03:52 AM   #44 
  - Why can't it be that Adam lost just because a lot of people don't like that sytle of singing???  beachlover   May-21-09 07:39 AM   #52 
     - That is valid and a real reason to vote for Kris.  dbonds   May-21-09 11:25 AM   #56 
     - Because his talent became secondary to his "person" for many.  bluedawg12   May-24-09 01:05 PM   #66 
  - A question for the group: would Barbra Streisand win Idol?  imdjh   May-21-09 12:52 AM   #26 
  - AT&T says about 38 million American Idol votes came from Arkansas last night.  FreeState   May-21-09 01:27 AM   #36 
  - I think hometown ballot box stuffing is par for the course in  cboy4   May-21-09 01:53 AM   #39 
  - His future is bright.  wundermaus   May-21-09 01:46 AM   #38 
  - Um....  Q3JR4   May-21-09 02:01 AM   #41 
  - Excuse me? I am not even a member of the gay Community and I  saracat   May-21-09 03:19 AM   #43 
  - You must live an awfully sheltered life to be so ignorant and  cboy4   May-21-09 04:25 AM   #45 
  - Don't be such a frakkin' snob . . .  MrModerate   May-21-09 05:13 AM   #48 
  - Well, considering that you didn't watch the show,  bitchkitty   May-21-09 12:33 PM   #57 
  - Is America ready for a gay Idol???  shaniqua6392   May-21-09 04:54 AM   #46 
  - Adam got hosed, but it's not all bad . . .  OneBlueSky   May-21-09 05:01 AM   #47 
  - Unfortunately, Adam is also stuck under contract to AI. Both winner and runner up are!  saracat   May-21-09 05:25 AM   #49 
  - that I did not know . . . if that's the case . . .  OneBlueSky   May-22-09 08:06 AM   #60 
  - One little quibble...  moose65   May-21-09 08:02 AM   #53 
  - oops . . . you're right, of course . . . my bad . . . n/t  OneBlueSky   May-22-09 08:04 AM   #59 
  - Disagreeing with one of your observations...  Rhythm   May-21-09 08:08 AM   #54 
     - okay . . . I read elsewhere that he'd said something different . . .  OneBlueSky   May-22-09 08:08 AM   #61 
  - Both are really good singers  Wabbajack_   May-21-09 06:47 AM   #50 
  - There are alot of posts by alot of idiots on every forum that should not be taken seriously  stray cat   May-21-09 07:34 AM   #51 
  - I saw a post on Facebook...  Left Is Write   May-21-09 11:09 AM   #55 
  - Most people are really pissed at the fundies and red state America.  kerry-is-my-prez   May-21-09 12:41 PM   #58 
  - this might be embarrassing for the guy who ended up winning  JI7   May-22-09 08:35 AM   #62 
  - I saw that post too  Seen the light   May-22-09 01:10 PM   #64 
  - What pisses me off so much  gaspee   May-24-09 12:11 PM   #65 
  - This, this, THIS.  Chovexani   May-26-09 01:18 AM   #69 
  - I've seen fellow gays call Adam "prissy" on another message board. Ugh. There's a segment of the gay  Metric System   May-26-09 01:41 AM   #70 
  - I put these Chrisitan comments in the same vein as homophobia is what did him in.  PeteytehMawnstar   May-24-09 07:24 PM   #67 
  - Kris is Assembly of God fundie, while Adam is Jewish  IndianaGreen   May-25-09 02:26 PM   #68 
 

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