This word called Gay or homophobia is becoming a real epidemic in entertainment pop culture. I keep hearing how someone got in trouble for making gay gestures or homophobic comments. Well, in the entertainment industry you better not misbehave, or someone will cut your pay check, You might get your balls off for being to masculine or to feminine. Speaking out against the gay community is becoming more and more of a problem for the heterosexual folks.
When you are in the industry you got to behave and do as daddy, or momma tells you to do, or you will not rise to be a popular figure in this culture. I was reading an article that Ms. Iyanla Vanzant was a relationship advisor on Oprah Winfrey show. She was offered her own show, but she approached Oprah and said she would only do the show if Harpo produced the show. Well, as the story goes she lost the show, lost book deals, and her publishing company dropped her, and is now suing her for advancement money on intellectual property which she does not own. When you get out of line and don’t behave inside this machine called entertainment you will catch a backlash from the powers that be.
Many celebrities have spoken out against the gay lifestyles, and have gotten reprimanded for there actions. Tracy Morgan, Tim Hardaway, Isaiah Washington, Eriq LaSalle, Janet Hubert,Iyanla Vanzant, and Cee lo green just to name a few.
Anorak News » Jennifer Aniston In Trouble For Gay Slur: Because …
jennifer aniston boss Jennifer Aniston In Trouble For Gay Slur: Because Homophobia Is Good Box UH-OH! Jennifer Aniston is in a bit of trouble at the moment. No, it’s nothing to do with those thousands of episodes of Friends where she nearly had the whole … And so, here comes common sense in the form of co-writer John Francis Daley, who defends the comment, saying: “She is a horrible person, so I think when it is coming out of her mouth, it is understandably offensive.” …
Publish Date: 07/08/2011 13:38
XXL Article Investigates Homophobia in Hip-Hop | XXLMAG.COM
Lil B, who recently released the controversially titled hip-hop album, I’m Gay, weighed in saying, “If I want to say that I’m gay, I can say whatever I want to. Really the word doesn’t mean anything to me but happy.” …
Publish Date: 07/07/2011 15:04
Russell Simmons Says Hip-Hop Homophobia Isn’t That Severe « Hip …
“I’m not suggesting there’s no homophobia. I’m suggesting that homophobia exists everywhere, and it’s horrible. I’m saying that hip-hop artists and the hip-hop community, the poetic community, are less homophobic than the rest of society. … Russell continued in an interview with XXL Magazine stating, “If [rappers] use harsh language or say things that exemplify a truth in our sadness, our sickness in our community, that is shocking. That’s just reality. …
Publish Date: 07/08/2011 14:53
- The Ups, Downs Between Iyanla Vanzant And Oprah Winfrey (npr.org)
- Publicity and the Culture of Celebritization (futurelab.net)
- Our Dangerous Culture Of Celebritization (psfk.com)