Eric Reid, San Francisco 49ers Safety, on Mike Pence’s faked “walk out” protest at last week’s game:
"My honest reaction: ... Does anybody know the last time he's (Pence) been to a football game? With that being said, he tweeted out a three-year-old photo of him at a Colts game, so with the information I have, the last time he was at a Colts game was three years ago. So this looks like a PR stunt to me. He knew our team has had the most players protest. He knew that we were probably going to do it again. This is what systemic oppression looks like. A man with power comes to the game, tweets a couple of things out and leaves the game with an attempt to thwart our efforts. Based on the information I have, that's the assumption I've made."
It was all a plan to appease the _____-Pence base of racists and asshats.
Carmen Yulin Cruz, mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, on ____ calling her ‘nasty’:
“I don’t give a shit. This isn’t about me or politics. I’m not going to be the face you see out there just giving you a box of food for the photo op. I’m the face of the person who is going to make sure somebody gets that to you … so like the last scene of Gone With the Wind — ‘Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.'”
I love that a woman cannot be groped in any way shape or form by the lying Hypocritical Bigoted Homophobic Misogynist In Chief.
It kills him that a woman is standing up to him.
Rob James-Collier, who played the closeted butler on Downton Abbey, says he’s had trouble getting roles because casting directors just see him as the “gay bad guy”:
“I think audiences in the US can identify quite easily with the quintessential English gent and English lady, whereas a neurotic, dark, gay character like Thomas is a hard thing to put into the American market. It can lead to typecasting. Because Thomas Barrow is gay and is, essentially, the bad guy for much of the show, a lot of people within the industry can only see you as that. They might not be in a rush to see you as a heterosexual love interest. That takes time. I always try and do something new and different. Unfortunately, it’s not always the way it turns out because it’s hard. It’s a tough game to be in. And I always say it, but there’s better actors than me out of work all the time.”
Don’t blame America because you’re being typecast; we have lots of out gay actors playing all kinds of roles in both film and TV.
Maybe it’s England, maybe it’s you ... but it’s not America.
“President-For-Now” _____, on his horrific handling of Puerto Rico after the hurricane:
“They had these beautiful, soft towels. Very good towels. And I came in and there was a crowd of a lot of people. And they were screaming and they were loving everything. I was having fun, they were having fun. They said, ‘Throw ’em to me! Throw ’em to me Mr. President!’ The next day they said, ‘Oh, it was so disrespectful to the people.’ It was just a made-up thing.”
The made up part is that no one heard the voices in _____’s head that said to throw the towels other than _____.
Gloria Steinem, offering a solution the gun control:
“I want any young men who buy a gun to be treated like young women who seek an abortion. Think about it: a mandatory 48-hour waiting period, written permission from a parent or a judge, a note from a doctor proving that he understands what he is about to do, time spent watching a video on individual and mass murders, traveling hundreds of miles at his own expense to the nearest gun shop, and walking through protesters holding photos of loved ones killed by guns, protesters who call him a murderer.”
Sounds good to me.
Matt Bomer, on raising three sons—Kit, Henry, and Walker—with his husband, Simon Halls--left:
“What’s meaningful to us are manners, respect, a good work ethic, a belief in themselves, that they can follow their dreams, pursue whatever they want to pursue and to be their most authentic self. Whoever you are and whoever you want to be is accepted and surrounded with love.”
Ooh, scary gay parents raising kids to be decent human beings!
And, as always, Matt is hot!
Donna Karan, fashion designer, standing by Harvey Weinstein and suggesting his victims have been ‘asking for it’:
“I think we have to look at ourselves. Obviously, the treatment of women all over the world is something that has always had to be identified. Certainly in the country of Haiti where I work, in Africa, in the developing world, it’s been a hard time for women. To see it here in our own country is very difficult, but I also think how do we display ourselves? How do we present ourselves as women? What are we asking? Are we asking for it by presenting all the sensuality and all the sexuality? And what are we throwing out to our children today about how to dance and how to perform and what to wear? How much should they show? You look at everything all over the world today and how women are dressing and what they are asking by just presenting themselves the way they do. What are they asking for? Trouble.”
Wait. So if a woman dresses a certain way she’s asking to be sexually assaulted, Donna?
Maybe women should stop by any Donna Karan clothing items, lest, by wearing them, they inspire a man to rape them.