Friday, August 21, 2015

I Didn't Say It ...

Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, who was at Stonewall, on the new white-washed film version of the riots: 

"It's so disappointing. They keep doing this! My first thought is: how dare they attempt to do this again? A few years ago they did another Stonewall movie, and I swear if I saw a black person, it had to be a shadow running against the face of somebody who was white! It’s absolutely absurd — you know, young people today aren’t stupid. They can read the history, they know that this is not the way it happened. These people can’t let it go! Everybody can’t be white! This is a country of different colors and people and thoughts and attitudes and feelings, and they try to make all of those the same for some reason."

Don’t make a film about a specific historical even and then change the facts. That’s easy enough, right?

Bryan Cranston, on [t]Rump:

“There’s something so refreshing about shaking up that world that is all about being handled, and here comes this loose cannon who has terrible ideas and would be a horrible president, but there’s something great about his ‘I-don’t-give-a-shit attitude that really kind of keeps others honest. I think it’s a surprise benefit to the country, actually. I can’t wait to see these and many more. I hope he stays in for a long, long time. And just collapses that whole tent of his.”

Like Michele Bachmann before him — and remember how popular she was four years ago this early on — [t]Rump is going to fold like a cheap suit in a bad rug.

Domenico Dolce, of Dolce and Gabbana, who once called IVF babies “chemical offspring” are now apologizing for their remarks:

“I’ve done some soul-searching. I’ve talked to Stefano a lot about this. I’ve realized that my words were inappropriate, and I apologize. They are just kids. You don’t need labels, baby labels. I think everybody chooses for themselves. I don’t know everything about IVF, but I love it when people are happy. It’s like medicine. Science has been put on the table to help people.”

Wow, how long did that take? And is it an actual apology or an attempt to salvage their bran from the damage caused by these comments and their anti-marriage equality comments.
Uh huh.

Ricardo Aca, an undocumented immigrant who came to the United States ten years ago, and who now works at a [t]Rump hotel:

“I know I could lose my job just for talking about Trump. It doesn’t make me proud to go to work every day under his name. I’m not a criminal. I work really hard and I definitely don’t take it for granted.”

Wait. So [t]Rump hates immigrants but he hires undocumented immigrants for his hotels?
Pot.Kettle.Racist hypocrite.

Laverne Cox, trans actress, on the “state of emergency” in the trans community:

“Your life should not be in danger simply for being who you are. I think the reasons why trans women experience so much violence has to do with employment, housing, health care, etc., so we need to make sure that trans lives matter.”

You shouldn’t have to die just because you’re trans.
It’s really that simple.

Josh Duggar, Christian, anti-LGBT bigot, child molester and member of an online adultery website, apologizing:

“I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife. I am so ashamed of the double life that I have been living and am grieved for the hurt, pain and disgrace my sin has caused my wife and family, and most of all Jesus and all those who profess faith in Him. I brought hurt and a reproach to my family, close friends and the fans of our show with my actions that happened when I was 14-15 years old, and now I have re-broken their trust. I humbly ask for your forgiveness. Please pray for my precious wife Anna and our family during this time.”

Let me rephrase that first sentence of the apology:
‘I am the biggest hypocrite ever because I spent years condemning gay people for being gay after I molested my sisters and other young girls, and then I got married and started spanking my monkey to internet porn and then took that up a notch to commit the sin of adultery.”
Fuck you.
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5 comments:

Susan said...

Re: Josh Duggar:
The line in his "apology" that stopped me was, "I am so ashamed of the double life..." Double? How about triple? Or did he forget the part where he was molesting along with the being unfaithful part? Yeesh!

anne marie in philly said...

"Rump is going to fold like a cheap suit in a bad rug" - best internet line I have read all day!

Bob Slatten said...

@Susan
He's your typical religious hypocrite trying to downplay his dirty deeds.

@AM
Gosh, thanks!

the dogs' mother said...

Dugger. Maybe some surgical alteration? Like taking a toy away after constant misuse?

Biki Honko said...

There is going to be more that comes to light in the Duggar juggernaut running aground. I don't know if it will have Josh's name attached, but there is more sewage that has yet to seep to the surface.

Miss Cox, you are ever so right, and straight America needs to learn that trans people are like any other human, and deserve a life.

So, D&G's brand has lost its luster due to bigoted and hate, so sorry, bye bye!

If you are going to make a movie about a historical event where many of the people involved,do it right and get the facts right.