Thursday, December 10, 2009

Double standards

Okay... so I generally don't really care about gossip mags, etc. but I happened across this article, and since I was already in a bad mood, I just got more pissed off.

Barbara Walters Shows Gaga's Same-Sex Kiss - But Not Lambert's

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Adam Lambert's controversial kiss at the American Music Awards continues to be kept off the airwaves.

The singer's same-sex kiss during his performance of "For Your Entertainment" at November's awards show was not televised on Barbara Walters' "The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009" special on ABC (the network that aired the AMAs) on Wednesday.

"I would do it exactly the same way," Adam told Barbara of the much-discussed performance. "Freedom of expression should be alive and well, and unfortunately, it's not."

However, Barbara did showcase a female same-sex kiss - from Lady Gaga.

The special shows a clip from Gaga's video for the track "Love Game," depicting the singer locking lips with another woman.

"I do like women. I've only been in love with men, I've never been in love with a woman," Gaga explained to Barbara. "I have certainly had sexual relationships with women, yes."

While Barbara had no issue with Gaga's kiss, she made a point of noting she wasn't going to show Lambert's, in favor of spending more time on his interview.

"The CBS Early Show" did a similar thing two weeks ago. After booking Lambert on their show (following his cancellation by ABC's "Good Morning America"), CBS blurred the male-male Lambert kiss, while not blurring a female-female kiss between Britney Spears and Madonna at the 2003 MTV "Video Music Awards."

She didn't show his kiss to "spend more time on his interview". Really? Because I think that's a lame ass excuse.

This is something that has always bothered me... the double standards of men, women, and sex.

Same sex kisses- Girls do it, and 'it's hot'. Hell, a majority of people will pay to see it done. Guys do it, and it's the foulest thing that has ever happened on the face of the Earth.

Men have sex with how ever many women they want, and they're awesome. Women do it, and their hoes/ sluts/ cum dumpsters/ insert- other- nasty- insults- here for life.

And finally, the ignorance of one of my relatives who has a son and, soon, a daughter. If her son got a girl pregnant while he was still a teenager, it wouldn't really be a problem because "he's a boy, and it wouldn't be his responsibility". Now, I always thought it took two to tango, and it was the "problem" and responsibility of both involved parties.

When I asked what would happen if her daughter came home pregnant, the response was: "I'd fucking kill her".

Ah, what a great mother those children have.

1 comment:

  1. As always, I'd like to hear what you REALLY think about the issue. Please stop sugar-coating it. We can handle the blunt-force trauma.