Whoopi Goldberg, on her longstanding relationship with the LGBT community and the rumors that she is a lesbian:
“…it's like, there are a lot worse things people could have accused me of—things that would really be upsetting! [Questions about my sexuality are] not one of them. It never has been. I grew up in the theater. I grew up in a neighborhood where there was always gay folks. Always! So I never understood people's freak out about it. Everybody is so damn paranoid about everything. They're so concerned that (people) are gonna be like, "Oh, somebody's gonna think I'm gay." So what! What happens if they do? It was ridiculous.”
It was, and it still is. Thankfully a lot of celebrities are now saying the same thing, that being rumored to be gay is not a bad thing, it’s just a thing.
Michael McShane, US District Court judge, from last Monday’s ruling that overturned Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage:
"Oregon recognizes a marriage of love with the same equal eye that it recognizes a marriage of convenience. It affords the same set of rights and privileges to Tristan and Isolde that it affords to a Hollywood celebrity waking up in Las Vegas with a blurry memory and a ringed finger. It does not, however, afford these very same rights to gay and lesbian couples who wish to marry within the confines of our geographic borders."
He just Britney’d all over his ruling!
Alan Keyes, who has accused gays of committing against humanity and compared same-sex marriage to picking one’s nose, has finally played the Nazi card:
"You think that homosexual marriage is about homosexuality, ethics and behavior; I tell you homosexual marriage is about the very founding principle of our free way of life and it ends up making government the all-powerful, totalitarian ruler of every human being from the cradle to the grave."
Seriously? We’re terrorists and the cause of bad weather and pedophiles and indoctrinators of children and Nazis?
How do we manage to get anything done when we’re so busy doing all that?
Lady Gaga, on lip-syncing:
“I don’t think it’s cool to lip sync. I’m not judging if people do because it’s everybody’s own style of what they decided to be, the type of artist they will be, but I think if you pay money for a ticket to see a show the artist should fucking have some pipes and sing their records for you.”
I agree, but I find it funny that she knocks the syncers while giving herself a little pat on the back.
Adam Carolla, “comedian”, says he can't tell jokes about gays anymore without being put on a list of bullies:
“My feeling about the gay community — first off, you can’t live in Hollywood and get along in this business and be in theater companies and improv companies and have issues with gay people... If you can’t work with gay people, you’re gonna have a difficult time in Hollywood. There’s plenty of gay people and they’re in positions above you. You’re not going to get your movie directed. I don’t have a problem with it — they’ve just turned into a mafia and demanding everyone apologize for every joke and retract every statement."
Jokes about gay people are funny, but jokes about people because they are gay, or transgender, or bisexual, or whatever, aren’t.
I think Carolla’s just pissy because now he has to work harder at being funny instead of just recycling his seventh grade sense of humor.
Sandra Bullock, during a talk at Warren Easton Charter High School in New Orleans; she’s been a big supporter of the school since Hurricane Katrina, and surprised graduates with a lovely speech:
“When someone who cares about you hugs you? Hug them back with two arms. Don’t do the one-armed hug, because when you hug with two arms, it allows you to lean on somebody, and we always need somebody to lean on. If someone doesn’t want to play with you, it’s okay. Not everyone is going to love us, go find somebody who does want to play with you, and appreciates what you have to offer.”
I love her.
Steve Bullock, no relation to Sandy, governor of Montana, on the four gay couples suing the state over its ban on same-sex marriage:
“Montanans cherish our freedom and recognize the individual dignity of every one of us. The time has come for our state to recognize and celebrate – not discriminate against – two people who love one another, are committed to each other, and want to spend their lives together. I look forward to a future where all Montanans have the opportunity to marry the person they love, just as Lisa and I did almost 15 years ago. We are on the path to greater understanding and equality, and we will all be better for it.”
Do it, Montana, jump on the equality bandwagon!
Angelina Jolie, on the stress of motherhood:
“I’m not a with two jobs trying to get by every day. I have much more support than most people, most women in this world. And I have the means to have a home and and food. … When I feel I’m doing too much, I do less, if I can. And that’s why I’m in a rare position where I don’t have to do after job. I can take time when my family needs it. … I actually feel that women in my position, when we have all at our disposal to help us, shouldn’t complain. Consider all the people who really struggle and don’t have the financial means, don’t have the support, and many people are single raising children. That’s hard.”
I think she’s taking a not-so-subtle swipe at HRH Gwyneth Paltrow, who complained a couple of months ago that she has it harder than Moms who have “regular” jobs.
Way to go, Angie!