Showing posts with label Homophobia/Entertainment. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Homophobia/Entertainment. Show all posts

January 7, 2019

Openly Gay CNN Anchor Don Lemon and Anti Gay Joker Kevin Hart with Gay Pope Ellen

 Speaking for myself most people just want an apology when a wrong is been done which does not include murder or actions which could never be taken back. But still an "IM sorry is not an apology unless is accompany with sincere humility (bible). It is also required that the person asking for forgiveness to try to make amends or make things better, like returning the money stolen or fixing the vehicle that was swiped and damaged. But the worse I think is trying to lie about saying you were sorry when you never did. To believe that you are really sorry, a level of honesty is required otherwise one could assume you don't mean it and will do the same act as soon as nobody is watching.

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Kevin Hart was dropped from the Oscars for previous homophobic comments.

In tweets between 2009 and 2011, Hart repeatedly used “gay” as a slur and, in a 2010 stand-up show, he told jokes about trying to stop his son being gay.

When he was asked to apologize to the LGBT+ community or step-down as the host of the event, Hart refused, claiming he had already addressed the issue.

On The Ellen DeGeneres Show this week, Hart spoke again about his decision to step down as Oscar host and listed examples which he believed showed he'd apologized for his comments.

He said:

I just said I’m going to walk away because I felt like it was a conversation that was just going to continue and continue and continue. I would much rather say I’m sorry again and walk away because I want to be done with the conversation.

I don’t want to have to have this conversation anymore because I know who I am. I’m not that guy.

But here’s the problem, Vulture investigated Hart's claim and couldn’t find evidence he had apologized before his comments resurfaced.

He had said he wouldn’t make jokes about LGBT+ people anymore and said it was “too dangerous” to make jokes about gay people in 2014.

Those statements do not count as an apology though, as they do not address that those past-comments were wrong.

When journalist Louis Virtel questioned him on whether jokes in his 2015 film Get Hard were homophobic, Hart tried to justify them like this:

I said to myself, 'This is funny.' And at the end of the day, funny is funny, regardless of what area it’s coming from.

I just look for the laugh, man, and the best way to get there.

On CNN, news anchor Don Lemon, who spoke about being gay in his 2011 memoir, said his fact-checkers also couldn’t find an apology. 

He also had a powerful message for Hart:

We in the African-American community, we need to stop low-key co-signing homophobia. It is not cool and we won’t tolerate jokes that tell [LGBT] youth otherwise.

We need to talk about how people who may have messed up can become allies as well because apologizing and moving on does not make the world a better place for people who are gay or people who are transgender, being an ally does.

Kevin, no-one is against you. No-one said you should be fired or any of that. What they want is for you to bring light to this, to be an ally, so it’s your chance right now to do the right thing, to change minds, and possibly save lives.

In the TV clip, Lemon referenced statistics by the Centre for American Progress which show 44 percent of homeless gay youth and 62 percent of homeless transgender youth are black, despite black people only being 12 percent of the US population.

Other black LGBT+ writers were also unimpressed by Hart’s “apology” and critical of DeGeneres for not challenging him during the interview. 

It was reported yesterday that the Oscars were open to Hart returning as a host if he wants the job.

December 10, 2018

Keith Hart Now Knows What Most Americans Knew: There is No Tolerance to Joke About Pain



While some might view comedian Kevin Hart as a victim of political correctness after being called out for anti-gay jokes he made years ago, others see the response to him as the latest example of how Americans are increasingly intolerant of blatant discrimination.
Not long after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announcedthat comedian Kevin Hart would be hosting the 2019 Oscars ceremony, there was backlash about Hart’s past tweets and comments directed toward the LGBTQ community.
As the backlash grew, anyone who has watched these situations play out in the past knew there was a strong chance that Hart ultimately would not be fulfilling a long-held dream of hosting one of the most prestigious awards shows in entertainment. The comedian announced Friday on Twitter that he was stepping down from hosting the ceremony after the academy asked him to apologize for his past tweets — something he initially refused to do.
This is not the first time the Oscars has made headlines surrounding its relationship with historically marginalized groups. Activist April Reign helped bring attention to the lack of diversity among Oscar nominees in 2015 with her hashtag #OscarsSoWhite. And the academy apologized in 2016 for jokes host and comedian Chris Rock made about Asian children that critics deemed racist. 

And the Oscar for most homophobic host ever goes to...

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I wonder when Kevin Hart is gonna start deleting all his old tweets ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”

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 But this might be the first time that conversations about diversity and inclusion involving the Oscars attracted this much attention after the 2016 election, which saw identity politics become a far more common lens through which many view politics and culture.
In many ways, Hollywood is one of the most pro-LGBT spaces in our society. But that Hart may have been hired without a full vetting is still telling.
“The entertainment industry is like any other institution in our country. It’s not perfect,” activist Keith Boykin, who worked on LGBT issues in the Clinton administration, told the Fix. “The industry is still evolving and slowly adapting to demands for inclusion.”
In the current political climate, where seven in 10 Americans think homosexuality should be accepted in society, according to the Pew Research Center, there’s been a growing desire to see LGBT people in greater positions of visibility and influence — especially in politics — leading those conversations. Openly LGBT candidates were elected in record numbers during last month’s midterms.
While one of Hart’s responses to his critics accused them of having “negative energy” by bringing up his past attacks toward a particular community, the comedian previously seemed aware of the real consequences of isolating a segment of the American — and global — audience. He told Variety that he was unwilling to criticize President Trump, in part, to avoid alienating the president’s supporters.
When you jump into that political realm you’re alienating some of your audience. The world today, it’s really not a laughing matter. It’s serious. I don’t want to draw attention to things I don’t have nice things to say about.
When I used the word ‘alienate,’ here’s why. The way that I see it, my job as a comedian is to spread positivity. To make people laugh. And I don’t want to draw attention to what’s already pissing us as a people off.
Everybody’s not going to see things the way I want to see them. And they shouldn’t. That’s what makes us individuals. In that particular realm, I keep my opinions to myself. And like I said, if I don’t have anything nice to say, I shouldn’t say it at all. I’m not in the business of trashing people.
Hart’s apology to the LGBT community, in which he explained that he is evolving, has attracted quite a bit of attention based on retweets. He explained that he is becoming a person who is less interested in disrespecting groups of people. When this controversy fades, as all do, the comedian who built his brand on crossing lines will likely have the opportunity to be more mindful of those on the receiving end of his punchlines.

November 15, 2018

"If I saw Anything Gay on My Son I would Beat Him" Yung Miami, City Girls

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I'll make this story short because the mind of the person I'm highlighting seems to be really short.  One breath sentence attracted me and I am sharing it without bothering to say much more or post what anybody else is saying about her because this girl is obvious just like her mind, obviously not connecting with all her nerve endings. Adam๐ŸฆŠ

City Girls group member Yung Miami has built a reputation for speaking her mind without a filter, even when it gets her in trouble sometimes.
On Tuesday (Nov. 14), the Miami rapper appeared as a guest on The Breakfast Club, during which an old controversial tweet from 2013 was brought up. While the rapper has since apologized for making the comment that she wouldn't want her son to be gay, she appeared to double down on the statement during the new interview.
“I didn’t tweet nothing about them [the LGBTQ community],” she said, answering a question from host Charlamagne Tha God. “I was just talking about my son. I just said that if I saw anything gay in my son, that I would beat him.

May 24, 2018

A Record Low of LGBT Characters in Homophobic Hollywood

The number of Hollywood films featuring LGBTQ characters plummeted nearly 40 percent in 2017 compared to the year prior, an annual survey of the major movie studios by GLAAD said on Tuesday.
The group found that just 14 wide releases from the majors, as well as offerings from their indie divisions, were inclusive of queer identities in 2017, a drop from 23 films in 2016.
Only 12.8 percent of studio films contained characters who identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual or queer — the lowest percentage of LGBTQ-inclusive major studio releases since GLAAD began tracking in 2012. Trans characters were absent entirely from wide releases (though the report does contain praise for the Oscar-winning trans story “A Fantastic Woman,” released by Sony Pictures Classics). 
“On screen, record-breaking films like ‘Black Panther’ and ‘Wonder Woman’ prove that not only does inclusion make for great stories — inclusion is good for the bottom line. It is time for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer stories to be included in this conversation and in this movement,” said GLAAD CEO Sarah Kate Ellis in a fiery introduction the survey, called the Studio Responsibility Index (SRI).
Now in its sixth year, the SRI applies a secondary test to the films that rate as inclusive. Called the Vito Russo Test, it’s a set of parameters that vets a given film for the quality of its depiction of queer people (often in mainstream commercial fare, gay people are used as punchlines or provoke anxiety in straight characters).
Universal Pictures got the highest score of any studio but was still labeled “insufficient,” by the SRI. Of fourteen wide releases. four of the studio’s films made the grade. The highest praise was for Jordan Peele’s “Get Out.”
It’s a blink-and-miss moment, but there’s a revelation that Allison Williams’ character Rose also recruited at least one woman (Betty Gabriel) to bring home to her family, who conduct a sinister procedure that implants the brains of white people into able black bodies.
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Behind Universal was 20th Century Fox (whose touching coming-out movie “Love, Simon” was released in 2018 and did not count for this survey) which merited inclusion for a gay male couple in “Alien: Covenant” and the creative and crucial deployment of Elton John in the plot of “Kingsman: The Golden Circle.” Fox was dinged for a portrayal of platonic female friendship in Amy Schumer’s “Snatched.”
Paramount received a “poor” rating, with just two inclusive films (Ruby Rose’s character in “XxX: The Return of Xander Cage” being one), along with Lionsgate.
Disney’s eponymous label and portfolio studios Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar tied for the last place with Sony Pictures — with both studios only releasing one inclusive film and both earning a “poor” rating.
There was a small silver lining — while depictions of queer people are still overwhelmingly stories of gay men, people of color counted for 57 percent of those characters last year. None among them were Asian or Pacific Islander, however.
Ellis and leadership from GLAAD hosted a breakfast at the Beverly Hills offices of agency WME on Tuesday morning, where they presented the SRI to industry players. Lena Waithe and TK sat for a panel discussion afterward to discuss how Hollywood can increase quality representation in film.

January 12, 2017

“My Views on LGBT are Personal Have Nothing Against Them”= Can’t Stand Them


Adamfoxie blog decided to include this story by the BBC about a Nigerian Comic who is using the LGBT community and the homophobia against them in his country Nigeria, to make money. He figures it would be a great marketing scheme, if he used a ‘negative’ in this case a group(a disliked group by many in his country who do not know or understand what gays really are like) to a ‘positive’ which would be getting people to pay attention to his ad about his upcoming show and thus getting more people to tune in to his ad about the show. But this is a negative and there are no positive in homophobia and sometimes the violence against this group in Nigeria.

No one who knows and understand the LGBT community would ever use a depraved way like this to show gays and thus bring to attention to his comedy show. Understanding that the more we criticize it the more successful he might be, still is necessary for everyone to understand his intentions, particularly all those gays in Nigeria who are in the closet and can read this and even see his video on the net and decide to make sure none of their money ends up in this anti gay not-funny man.

I thank BBC for bringing this story to the attention of the international audience and I hope I can put my part by having our readers be aware of this.

The title our blog has chosen for this story is reasserting what this man said and counter saying that those words are the words of homophobic, anti gay individuals. This is the code word use to say I can’t stand you but I am too much a coward to say it because it might be wrong ["I have my own views about LGBT people," he tells BBC. “It’s strictly personal, I have nothing against them.”].
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 In a country in which same-sex sexual activity is illegal and LGBT rights do not exist, a sketch by a Nigerian comedian depicting a gay man who is about to be sexually assaulted has sparked a heated debate.
In the video, a gay man, played by well-known actor and comic Ogusbaba, is seen lying in bed at home looking at his mobile phone when a visitor comes to the door. The visitor is enthusiastically welcomed in - but has unexpectedly brought two heavies along with him, who confront Ogusbaba's character about his sexuality and use threatening language towards him.
As the video draws to a close the gay man is held down on a bed while the other three men threaten to sexually assault him.
The video - which emerged at the end of November last year - was recently reposted on a gossip page on Facebook. There it went viral, and has been viewed more than 390,000 times.
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Ogusbaba insists that the skit "is just to make my fans laugh and to promote my tour." 
"I have my own views about LGBT people," he tells BBC Trending. “It's strictly personal, I have nothing against them." But prominent gay rights activists have condemned the video. 
They include Nigeria's first openly gay pastor, Reverend Jide Macaulay, who was forced to flee the country in 2008 after receiving death threats for his work setting up safe spaces for LGBT Nigerians to worship in.
"The Ogusbaba comedy glorifies and glamorises homophobia. What he is effectively saying to his followers is 'go out and assault gays and let's laugh about it' - this is not funny," says Macaulay, who has launched an online petition calling on Ogusbaba to stop promoting hate crimes against LGBT Nigerians.
"We have documented many cases of violence against unsuspecting gays who meet people via social media or other means and simply agreed to a date or sexual encounter. Social media is being used to entrap gay men," he says.
Sexual rights advocate Bisi Alimi - who was the first Nigerian to openly declare his sexuality on national television, which led to death threats and his resulting move to the United Kingdom - believes the motivations behind Ogusbaba's sketch are clear.
"He [Ogusbaba] wanted it to go viral. He knew the average Nigerian would find it funny and share it," Alimi says. “He knew it would create controversy and be talked about."

BBC Trending

November 30, 2015

According to Jake Gyllenhaal is Ok to Come Out in Hollywood Now


Jake Gyllenhaal has said that he believes Hollywood is “changing” and becoming more gay-friendly.

Ten years after the release of Brokeback Mountain, Jake remembered his time with the film and said he had no issues about taking the role.

In a round table discussion with the Hollywood Reporter, he said: “It’s one of the most beautiful scripts I’ve ever read, and it was Ang Lee, and at the time Heath [Ledger] was a friend of mine — before we even shot the movie — and always sort of alluring to me.”
Jake was also asked if there would come a time when actors could be openly gay without fear of backlash or losing work.

He replied: “I wish I had that answer. I think it is changing. And it’s pretty amazing how it’s changing. And one of the things that I’m so proud of [about] that movie, was to see, within the past basically 10 years, how much has changed.

“When the Supreme Court [issued a ruling] just a little while ago, I felt like we had been part, a little part and parcel of that movement. I was proud, you know?

“To me that’s really a pretty incredible moment. We had to wait a little while for it. But when will it be OK for an actor to be gay? I mean, it’s OK now.”

The comments come after Matt Damon recently landed himself in hot water when he appeared to suggest that coming out could harm an actors career.

March 11, 2015

Singer Sam Smith Recounts the Homophobic Mistreatment he got in London

Sam Smith has spoken out about the physical and verbal abuse he’s experienced over the course of his life for being gay.

The singer told The Sun he was attacked by strangers on the street shortly after moving to London. He said:
When I moved to London I got punched in the neck walking back from work. It was definitely homophobic. I was on the phone speaking quite loudly and had pink headphones on, so it was pretty clear I was gay.
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He went on to reveal that he was bullied at school for being gay from the age of 11:

A bunch of boys from a rival school would shout insults at me as I walked from my home to the train station. I remember walking to the station getting “f*****” shouted at me all the time. It was the most mortifying thing. Not so much for me. I knew these people were stupid, uneducated twats.
 Smith said he had faced bullying from the gay community too, and that his “whole world crashed” during his first experience at a gay club.

When I was 17 I decided to go gay clubbing in Soho in London. I remember walking in and this gay guy turned to his mate and said something really nasty about me. My whole world just crashed and I had a really lonely feeling. I knew then it was going to take a lot longer to be accepted. There’s a lot of homophobia and bullying in the gay community. There’s also a lot of body dysmorphia in the gay community, which means if you’re not toned and skinny it can be awful.
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Smith has spoken in the past about how he wants to use his music to help and inspire young gay people.

Speaking to the Evening Standard, he said:
I’m just trying to make music that stands the test of time. So that, in 400 years, when a little kid who’s gay listens to In The Lonely Hour, or my next record, he will be inspired. I want to be a different type of popstar. I want to be a popstar who’s not Photoshopped, who’s a straight-on human. Honesty is timeless.

January 21, 2015

Comedian Kevin hart will wear a dress but wont play gay..afraid

 May be he thinks is contagious but let me just say he looked mighty drag queenny in the times he played Pope Quvenzhane Wallis on 'SNL, But let me give you just the facts:

Late last week, North Philly’s Kevin Hart stopped by New York’s Power 105.1 FM to guest on The Breakfast Club and discuss, among other things, the concept of the comedian playing a gay character in a future film. As it turns out, that likely won’t be happening because Hart is concerned with what “people are going to think.”
Hart, in fact, turned down a role as a gay character once before: Alpa Chino in Tropic Thunder, which eventually went to Brandon T. Jackson. Calling the character “flagrant,” Hart said that ultimately, he didn’t feel comfortable in the role but admitted that the draft he read was much different from what ended up on film. 
“The dude, he was doing a lot of stuff in the draft that I read,” Hart said. “It was real flagrant…I was like ‘I can’t do this.’ ”
When asked directly by host Angela Yee if he could play a gay role today, Hart answered that he couldn’t “dive into that role 100 percent” due to “the insecurities of myself.” 
Via The Breakfast Club: 
No. Not because I have any ill will or disrespect, it's because I feel like I can't do it because I don't think I'm gonna dive into that role 100 percent because of the insecurities of myself trying to play that what I think people are going to think while I'm trying to do this is going to stop me from playing that part the way I'm supposed to. 
Hart did, however, make a point to dispel the notion that he harbors any negativity toward the gay community, saying, “I respect and appreciate any and everything you all do, and as people, I love you.” 
So, with that in mind, it would appear that Hart is simply not comfortable enough with his acting ability to take on a gay role. He clarified his point later in the interview, saying that he may be open to playing a gay character sometime in the future, but at this moment that is “not on the drawing board”: 
I'm at a point where I want to take a chance, this role made sense, the story made sense, I may do it. You don't know what tomorrow holds. Once again, if I get to the point where I want to challenge myself in the business, and I'm all about the art, who knows if that's the right artsy piece that can get Kevin Hart an Oscar and show a different acting talent. But right now, it's not on the drawing board. 
Hart’s statements, of course, stand in stark contrast to those of Empire director Lee Daniels, an openly gay man who hopes to “blow the lid off” homophobia in the African American community through the relationships on his new show. As he said on a recent Television Critics Association panel: 
“I’m glad that I can show the African-American community that this is what you’re doing to your son, this is what you’re doing to your nephew, this is what you’re doing to the kid down the street.”
Perhaps one day Hart will join in that effort. After all, he did once say he’d never wear a dress on camera, but ended up doing so all the same for his first time hosting SNL in 2013. 
Hart, 35, is currently engaged to model Eniko Parrish. His newest film, The Wedding Ringer, is in theaters now.
[The Breakfast Club] 

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