Brett Ratner has resigned as producer of the Academy Award. Apparently he used a “gay slur.” For this he was canned. The riot act was probably read to him. It probably went something like this:
If you don’t apologize to the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) and Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) communities, you’ll never work in this town again.
When comedian Tracy Morgan made some impolitic remarks about homosexuals, he was taken to the politically correct woodshed and told the same thing. He apologized. He wants to keep his job. His mind was made right. The jury is out on Ratner, even though he made his mea culpa.
Every conservative idea, person, and institution is up for grabs when it comes to defamation. In fact, the more you ridicule people on the right side of the political spectrum the quicker you rise to a leadership position in the LGDCC, Liberal Guild that Defames Conservatives & Christians. Here’s a tirade from the still popular Roseanne Barr:
You know what else I can’t stand, is them people that are anti-abortion. F**k them. I hate them. They’re horrible. They’re hideous people. They’re ugly, old, geeky, hideous men. . . . They just don’t want nobody [sic] to have an abortion ’cause they want you to keep spitting out kids so they can f***ing molest them.1
Barr’s career is still intact. No apologies were necessary because the right groups were attacked. Not so with Peter Vidmar, a double gold-medal winner in the 1984 Olympics in gymnastics, who was forced to resign as Chairman of USA Gymnastics. Why? Because in 2008 he donated $2000 to support Proposition 8. He expressed his opinion with a donation in an election where the majority of voters agreed with him! The homosexual defamation machine went into action and put pressure on the Olympic Committee and its sponsors.
Bill Maher did an entire movie about religion in his comic documentary-style film Religulous. The documentary examines and mocks organized religion and religious belief. Can you imagine what would have happened if some prominent conservative did something similar on the topic of homosexuality even if was funny? As long as you’re using humor, you can ridicule almost anything except, of course, homosexuality.
Then there was Sinead O’Connor who threatened to shoot the pope if he visited Ireland in an expletive loaded assault on Pope Benedict. She made her religious-maligning bones when she tore up a photo of Pope John Paul on Saturday Night Live in 1992 and showed a photo of Pope John Paul II to the camera while chanting the word “evil.” This type of “hate speech” coming from the Left side of the political spectrum is par for the course. Bill Nolte, writing on the Big Hollywood site, sums up the hypocrisy:
I don’t approve of, like, or use the word “fag,” but I know a raging double standard when I see one, and I also know a bunch of humorless prudes who make the Church Lady look like Hugh Hefner. We’ve spent years watching leftist Hollywood attack the identity, values, beliefs and everything held dear by over half of this country. For decades they’ve mocked, lied, demeaned, snarked, stereotyped, and flown their flag of bigotry like the Hollywood résumé enhancer it is.
And never ever forget that leftist Hollywood has celebrated, defended, and bestowed honors upon a craven piece of scum [Roman Polanski] who drugged, raped, and sodomized a 13 year-old girl.
But here’s what finally has these same hypocrites in a sanctimonious tizzy: “Rehearsal is for fags.”
Remember that in leftist Hollywood, you can call the Pope a Nazi, joke about killing a mother of five named Sarah Palin, and relentlessly mock and stereotype Southerners as toothless, inbred sister-humpers eager to make you squeal like a pig. Oh, and feature films can revolve around the mocking of Christians. But, BY GOD, don’t you dare tell a joke that includes a gay slur. Spare me, you hypocritical bigots.
- Roseanne Barr, HBO Comedy Hour (June 20, 1992). Quoted in TV, etc. (July 1992), 3. [↩]