“Jersey Shore” Goes Gay, And A Look At Perez Hilton’s Readers
I’m revisiting the subject of this morning’s post – the gayification of “Jersey Shore” – because I found Perez Hilton’s blog post from a few days ago.
Perez reported on the new “gay Jersey Shore” a couple of days ago, and the comments on the post are interesting and rather upsetting, to say the least:
- “i for one will not be watching that! ugh.. sick.”
- “Great… fist pumping, dick sucking queers is all we need.”
- “Talk about STDS!”
- “Gay guys getting drunk and fucking anything else with a dick or an asshole. Not much of a stretch is it?”
- “Hell no, the Shore’s works because it’s a welcome alternative to all those other shows that try to shove diversity down our throats and legitimize all this gay buisness.”
- “IF CHILDREN HEAR ABOUT THIS THE WORLD WILL BE OVERRUN WITH SMALL 5-YEAR-OLD BOYS MAKING OUT!!!”
Hmm. Okay. And then you get the gay/gay-friendly folk talking:
- “Yeah, this is a GREAT way to set back gay rights for the rest of us who DON’T lead promiscuous lives. I can CERTAINLY see the people in my town watching this show (since they’re already addicted to Jersey Shore and Teen Mom) and assuming that every GLBT person acts in such a manner as they do on Jersey Shore. It’s a BAD idea if you want gay marriage before 2020.”
- “I’m 100% for gay rights, one of my best friends is gay, but I think this would put the gay culture back a few steps. They already have the reputation of being “promiscuous”, whether its true or not. I think that it would really hurt the gay rights movement.. not help it ..”
Yeah, that’s pretty much the gist of it.
Let’s try a random poll: Which of the following characters would you rather watch on primetime television?
I showed Ginger the video on PerezHilton.com, and she had a lot to say:
“When we advocate for equal rights, people don’t take us seriously. We always say that it’s our right to act as we do, that what we do behind closed doors is nobody’s business but ours, but this show will reveal what actually goes on in the community. It’ll give those who feel that we are not equal a backup to the argument that how we act is exactly what that they have conjured up in their minds. Instead of shining a light on the true gay culture, the diversity, the lifestyle, and the strength that actually makes us proud to be who we are, this show will only back us into a corner and give those extreme right-wing conservatives more ammunition to deny us those things to which we’re entitled. Promiscous sex and ellicit drug use are common to both gay and straight communities, but if either of those occurs during this show, the LGBTQ community will be blasted for it. Concentrating on these few aspects of our lives will fuel the agendas of anti-gay government officials and anti-gay organizations who think that our purpose, characteristics, and “lifestyle” perpetuate deviant behavior, poor morals, and a sense of irresponsibility. In reality, we are who we are, but is this – having a reality TV show – the way that we’re going to advocate our right to equality?
I will still audition for this project with one thought in mind: Yes, I have lived much of my life acting in a fashion that is similar to that which I mentioned before. I would love the opportunity to prove that through all of the drama, the bullshit, and vicious lesbian circles, it is still possible to have a long-term, monogamous relationship and be completely satisfied with the actions of one’s past. I’d like to be there, for someone who’s going through it, as someone who has been through it, and to tell them that, through all the drama, through everything you’ve done in the past, you still can still end up happy, content with life, and with somebody with whom you can imagine spending the rest of your life.
I just want to be the lesbian who has been through it all, and can give a little insight to those who really haven’t been through it yet.”
I think Ginger would be a fantastic addition to the show.
What do you think about a gay reality show?