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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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