Monday, November 17, 2008

You've Gotta Be Kidding Me!

Prince is against gay marriage? PRINCE?? From the New Yorker, via Andrew Sullivan:
When asked about his perspective on social issues—gay marriage, abortion—Prince tapped his Bible and said, “God came to earth and saw people sticking it wherever and doing it with whatever, and he just cleared it all out. He was, like, ‘Enough.’ ”
Man, who does he think he's kidding? That scrawny little punk, with his wispy mustache and platform shoes? The guy with the dildo guitar and the falsetto voice, imitating James Brown dance moves and Sly Stone horn arrangements? What would Prince be without the sexually ambiguous image that he perfected and made famous?--just another talented multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter. You can trip over dozens of 'em just like that in Hollywood and New York. It's like Mariah Carey's marriage to Tommy Mottola: he wouldn't be where he is without it.

Gay activist and blogger Joe My God thinks it's insane, too:
The irony, it burns. The pop star who made his name on his effete, androgynous "Is he GAY or not?" persona - now he hates us. Here's a guy who made zillions on some of the most deliciously filthy music in history (Head, Sexy Motherfucker, Erotic City, Darling Nikki) who now says that "people sticking it wherever and doing it with whatever" were justifiably wiped out by God. I guess it's time for US to justifiably wipe out Prince from our computers. And the next time your local gay DJ drops a Prince tune, make sure to let him know THIS story.
Ohhh, I will, I will! I've always known that Prince was crazy, but I didn't know he was Christian-Taliban crazy. What a hypocrite! I was already angry with Prince over his stance on downloaded music, but now this? As an African-American, a musician, and a resident of the Twin Cities, he shames me. It'll be a cold day in hell before Prince gets another dime from me!

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