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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Thats So Gay


There has been a big fuss over the use of referring to something as 'gay'. People gay and straight are coming forward to set the record straight. Saying 'Thats so gay' has become something wrong and disrespectful. People use 'gay' to replace terms like stupid, awful, ridiculous etc. I really get why 'That's so gay' is wrong. However, I think we are all barking up the wrong tree.

Seriously, whats the big deal though. Thats so gay. Say it like you mean it.

Bollywood - Thats so gay. Running around trees, running through the flowers, random song and dance sequences, bright colors, sensitive emotional well dressed dancing men and a generous helping of bromance. Thats like so totally gay. Not that I love Bollywood or homosexuals any less, its just that I love witticisms more.

Lap Dogs - Thats so gay. Tiny yippy yappy lil ones who would be a bite size snack for my big ol coonie, sticking out of leather purses or better yet jogging along with muscular men in shorts on a hot summer day. Thats like so totally gay. Not that I love dogs or jogging men any less, its just that I love witticisms more.

Why are we concerned with five year old kids saying thats so gay? Why are we not concerned about ye olde english poets who can no longer be happy and gay. Is it not disturbing that we live in a world where bright yellow daffodils, silvery moonlight, bright blue skies, flitting butterflies, singing meadow larks and fields of lupine just cannot be merrily gay anymore?

I think the first real crisis we faced as humanity is when we stole the blisfull gayness from hippy hoppy happy happyland. Gone are the days when a gay lad was womanizer womanizer gay womanizer oh oh he was oh oh he was. Could you imagine if Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers the gay divorcee today. It would be a back breaking, heart aching, eye sobbing Oscar winner about a heterosexual couples discovery of their true identity.

Whether homosexuals are gayer that straight people is unknown, because only marriage can be the true measure of human misery. But the transcend from happy to insult is quite a journey eh.

The problem with 'Thats so gay' is not with its usage. Its the colloquialism we have allowed to be attached to 'gay'. If the Beatles released Sgt. Pepper today, The Times should be able to say "Thats so gay", back in 1967 they gave a smashingly good review to what they referred to as a 'gay' album. The problem is that people have allowed 'gay' to become an insult.

Way back in the day during the second season of Indian Idol I made the error of referring to contestant NC Karunya as being so gay. The fact is that I am a huge fan of Karunya and rooted for him all along. I just thought he had that quality like Chandler. People pounded on me for insulting Karunya. I was like hey wait a minute, 'gay' is not an insult. The problem was that people thought that there was something wrong in being gay, and it was insulting to be gay.

Homophibic elements have made 'gay' become an insult. Thats so Gay, which could have been neutral or positive has become negative. By going all gay on people who say thats so gay all we do is point out that gay is being used negatively and acknowledge its negative use. Homosexuals have turned around and embraced 'queer' which was a term coined for insult. Its time to reclaim 'Thats So Gay'. Lets not lose this awesomely gay phrase from society.

So next time when you say 'We're Queer and we're here" remember "Thats so gay, its the thing to say" The next time you watch a movie that blows your mind remember to exclaim "Wow! Thats so gay". When you read a great book tell your friends "Dude, it was so totally gay". "Check out the new i-phone man, it so gay"

Humans! Thats so gay. Say it like you mean it. Say it again and again. Don't be so homosexual about it.

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