Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Dear One Million Moms, not all black drag queens are RuPaul

One Million Moms think that all black drag queens are RuPaul.
Religious right groups seemed to determined to milk this phony "Kinky Boots performance at Macy's Thanksgiving parade" controversy to its fullest.

If you ask me, they should quit while they're ahead. The latest so-called morality group to register "anger and shock" is that bastion of failed protests, the American Family Association's One Million Moms.

There is no need to rehash the group's entire faked outraged email but I wanted to point out two very interesting parts:

"Raise You Up" was not suitable for families for many reasons. The inappropriate act starred Kinky Boots, referencing a musical written to celebrate the differences in each other and included: (all) the men and women in thigh-high boots [mostly red pleather while others were sparkly "hooker" boots], a man in boxer shorts and men in burlesque and Moulin rouge costumes prancing around expressing themselves, RuPaul (famous drag queen) along with several men dressed in drag, transgender and transvestites, singing and dancing as an expression of "diversity" and honoring whatever sexuality you want.

Okay, first of all, the "drag queen" in question was not RuPaul, but Tony-award-winning Broadway actor Billy Porter. Now I've heard the offensive adage that to some folks, us black folks all look alike, but never would I have ever thought it meant black drag queens, too.

But that's not all. One Million Moms made it a point to print some of the supposed "sexualized" lyrics from the song the Kinky Boots crew sang:

The performance was sexually charged and quite offensive. Here are some, but not all of the lyrics to the song they chose to sing, to give you a better idea:

Celebrate you to elevate you! Ladies, Gentlemen, and those who have yet to make up their minds. Instill the truth… learn something new. Accept yourself and you'll accept others too. Let love shine… let pride be your guide. Change the world when you change your mind. Just be who you wanna be. You're beautiful; it's beautiful! 

Now I feel comfortable in confessing to you all, my dear readers, that it has been a long time since I've had "relations" (a long, long time, which if we to believe religious right propaganda puts me way under the quota for sexual intercourse for gay men), but I'm sure that things haven't changed so much that the above lyrics about accepting yourself can be taken to mean a hot and steamy roll in the hay.

This controversy was a false flag of moral outrage from the start and we should thank One Million Moms for finally proving it.

Hat tip to Right Wing Watch.

1 comment:

Artwit said...

More like "A few dozen Moms"