Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Mad at GLAAD
The free speech Nazis are at it again. GLAAD, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, has decreed that we queers better watch what we say.
They've put me in the uncomfortable position of defending Isaac Mizrahi, who caused quite a stir with his "frank" questioning of celebrities on the red carpet at the recent Golden Globe Awards. The fashion designer's comment to Charlize Theron about her Oscar-winning role as a "scary dyke with bad teeth" in 2004's "Monster" elicited a formal complaint from GLAAD. As usual, they got what they wanted.
GLAAD spokesman Damon Romine said E! agreed to edit the word out of future airings of Mizrahi's encounter with Theron.
I'm waiting for them to push for a filter device that would eliminate all usage of the words "fag," "butt pirate," "carpet muncher," et al on the 'net. It's a shame, but not a surprise, that GLAAD can't tell the difference between defamation and colloquialism, particularly when used by one of their own.