More GlambertGate talk? I know, I know. I hate to sound like some radical leftist gay who turns everything into a rant against white patriarchal heteronormativity:
You: Isn’t this blog usually more funny?
Me: DID YOU JUST CALL ME A HUMORLESS FAGGOT?!?
But c’mon, it’s fair to argue that the whole situation with Adam Lambert and ABC is the result of some sort of pop-culture gay panic, and–regardless of the deciding factor in ABC’s decision to cancel Lambert’s future appearance on the network–it’s important to discuss what this particular moment says about artistic expression and gay acceptance in mainstream media. That, and the whole debacle’s becoming a first-class shit show.
First off, there’s this:
Since no moment in popular culture to involve a homosexual is complete without a statement from GLAAD, the Los Angeles Times reported yesterday that GLAAD had the following words to contribute: