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(Slate)   Today in Senseless Outrage: the Kiss-Cam, which needs to be killed because it is "heterosexist and juvenile"   (slate.com) divider line 275
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2013-09-02 11:59:25 PM
First of all, baseball's already juvenile. And the camera guy is just supposed to pick out two random dudes sitting next to each other and hope they're a gay couple?

Sigh. Gays. Give them an inch....

/the kiss cam is obnoxious though
 
2013-09-03 12:01:28 AM
In spite of the Nationals' generally progressive vibe, however, one painfully white-supremacist tradition continues: the kiss cam. Or more accurately, the Caucasian kiss cam. Never in the entire history of the Nationals-and perhaps only once in the known history of professional sports in America-has an interracial couple been intentionally featured on a kiss cam. At best, the kiss cam reinforces racist norms and excludes mixed-race people. At worst, it mocks interracial affections and creates an atmosphere of bigotry. The time has come to include interracial couples on the kiss cam-or to kill it altogether.

Where's the fail, bigot-Subby?
 
2013-09-03 12:05:34 AM
FTFA: The time has come to include gay couples on the kiss cam-or to kill it altogether.

I don't like the fact that kiss-cams are always about couples and eros. Aren't those awesome kisses that a dad plants on a daughter's head during a hug while watching the game together be good to see and acknowledge too? As long as we're suggesting that affection in all forms deserves public display, how about some filial agape as well? So sure, include gay couples, but also include other forms of love too.
 
2013-09-03 12:16:34 AM
I used to go to Giants games some years ago, and I can remember personally witnessing at least a few lesbian kisses on the Kiss Cam. The place would go wild. So, yeah. Juvenile.
 
2013-09-03 12:21:01 AM
Kiss-Cam is pretty meh, but tolerable. What needs to go is, "Everybody clap your hands!"
 
2013-09-03 12:33:15 AM
I guess things are going ok in the gay rights movement these days, if this is what they have left to be upset about.  Congratulations guys, you've made it.
 
2013-09-03 12:36:06 AM

Lorelle: What needs to go is, "Everybody clap your hands!"


Can you package that with "Cotton Eyed Joe" to the trash bin?
 
2013-09-03 12:38:57 AM

Theaetetus: In spite of the Nationals' generally progressive vibe, however, one painfully white-supremacist tradition continues: the kiss cam. Or more accurately, the Caucasian kiss cam. Never in the entire history of the Nationals-and perhaps only once in the known history of professional sports in America-has an interracial couple been intentionally featured on a kiss cam. At best, the kiss cam reinforces racist norms and excludes mixed-race people. At worst, it mocks interracial affections and creates an atmosphere of bigotry. The time has come to include interracial couples on the kiss cam-or to kill it altogether.

Where's the fail, bigot-Subby?


You did that as a joke, but, honestly... does anyone else recall many, if any at all, interracial kiss-cam shots?

It is probably just because most of the one's I've seen recently are at Midwest League baseball games, but, that seems just about as unusual as seeing a gay couple on the kiss cam.
 
2013-09-03 12:40:40 AM
I'd be fine with lesbians-only kisscam.
 
2013-09-03 12:41:31 AM
It's also heteronormative!!1!

/I agree it's juvenile. I'd be happier if it went away altogether.
 
2013-09-03 12:42:58 AM
I have a feeling they are just playing the odds.
 
2013-09-03 12:43:19 AM

Lorelle: Kiss-Cam is pretty meh, but tolerable. What needs to go is, "Everybody clap your hands!"


That would break my 3 year old's heart. Everytime a baseball game is on tv, I hear "Everybody clap your hayands".
 
2013-09-03 12:44:56 AM

Temescal: I used to go to Giants games some years ago, and I can remember personally witnessing at least a few lesbian kisses on the Kiss Cam. The place would go wild. So, yeah. Juvenile.


I've seen several gay couples kiss on the kiss cam at Kauffman Stadium in KC (go Royals).  No one much cared.
 
2013-09-03 12:48:53 AM
Yep, quite hetrosexual.

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/I hope Jack burned that part of his face off after Adam kissed him
 
2013-09-03 12:51:49 AM
I thought they already upgraded to the Fark-Cam...

o.onionstatic.com
 
2013-09-03 12:52:24 AM
Well, it is. At one Devils game this past season, they had some romantic song playing throughout the Kiss-Cam segment, and then at the end zoomed in on some poor schmuck in the other team's jersey and played a "forever alone" type song.

Lorelle: Kiss-Cam is pretty meh, but tolerable. What needs to go is, "Everybody clap your hands!"


[clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap, clap clap clap clap clap clap clap]

You will take the cha cha slide from my cold, tired legs.
 
2013-09-03 12:53:09 AM
My gay friends can grab our female friends' boobs and kiss, even with tongue, with no problems.
Meanwhile the heteromales need to keep the distance and jump through hurdles before being able to do that.
And you're complaining about farking kiss cam?

FARK YOU!


/gay friends can also dress in cool clothes and dance however they want with no remorse...
 
2013-09-03 12:53:53 AM
Satire, right?  Right??
 
2013-09-03 12:55:06 AM
I don't care about this so much I needed to tell you all.
 
2013-09-03 12:55:11 AM

Pinhead Patriot: I thought they already upgraded to the Fark-Cam...

[o.onionstatic.com image 600x404]


Oh that's grand! I literally LOL'd! Thanks! It's been a crappy night up until now.
 
2013-09-03 12:57:45 AM

Mugato: Give them an inch....


so... just the tip ?
 
2013-09-03 12:57:52 AM
Out can out-left you, yes I can - watch my write this article!
 
2013-09-03 01:00:16 AM
Hey LGBT rights advocates, how about you focus on the whole marriage thing instead of annoying everyone with stories like this or freaking out when someone calls something "gay". BTW, if homosexuals can take the word "fierce" and the rainbow from straight people, I think we're allowed to take the word "gay" back and officially change the definition to "lame".

/sorry for the rant
 
2013-09-03 01:00:41 AM
The author sounds like he has sand up his urethra, but I don't see a problem with them showing gay couples on the kiss cam.  Still, if you allow that roughly 10% of the population is gay, and even if that still holds for 10% of sports fans, you're going to find 9 straight couples for every gay couple.

This seems like making a mountain out of a molehill.
 
2013-09-03 01:02:44 AM
'Kiss Cam' is a triumphalist display of cis-privilege meant to demoralize and intimidate the differently-gendered.
 
2013-09-03 01:02:51 AM
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RIP
 
2013-09-03 01:03:27 AM

Theaetetus: In spite of the Nationals' generally progressive vibe, however, one painfully white-supremacist tradition continues: the kiss cam. Or more accurately, the Caucasian kiss cam. Never in the entire history of the Nationals-and perhaps only once in the known history of professional sports in America-has an interracial couple been intentionally featured on a kiss cam. At best, the kiss cam reinforces racist norms and excludes mixed-race people. At worst, it mocks interracial affections and creates an atmosphere of bigotry. The time has come to include interracial couples on the kiss cam-or to kill it altogether.


Holy crap sauce! The attention whores and lunatics on tumblr got jobs at Slate!
 
2013-09-03 01:04:10 AM

Mugato: First of all, baseball's already juvenile. And the camera guy is just supposed to pick out two random dudes sitting next to each other and hope they're a gay couple?

Sigh. Gays. Give them an inch....

/the kiss cam is obnoxious though


DNRTFA because Slate bores me any more.  I generally can't make it past the first, sanctimonious paragraph, but THIS, THIS, THIS.

Juvenile, indeed.
 
2013-09-03 01:08:46 AM
Oh, good gravy. Really? First world problems, I guess.

I guess the worst I saw was a few years back when Saints owner Tom Benson owned an Arena Football League team and at one of those games the Kiss Cam found Benson (80-ish) and his new bride (60-ish) and they decided to be good sports and kissed - a full blown open-mouth Dad-I-think-he's-gonna-pork-her kiss. Not what I wanted to see.
 
2013-09-03 01:10:37 AM
Really? This is the new outrage?Author can go fark themselves.
 
2013-09-03 01:12:29 AM
What's the Kiss Cam?

 Oh wait, I don't care.

/nm
 
2013-09-03 01:14:21 AM
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Kiss him. You know you want to.
 
2013-09-03 01:15:22 AM
Sorry gays.  We start letting you get on the kiss cam the next thing we know we'll have to start featuring men having a dog lick peanut butter off their balls.  It's in the Bible.  Study it out.
 
2013-09-03 01:15:40 AM
Kiss cam is lame.
 
2013-09-03 01:16:12 AM
Its finally happened. Open displays of heterosexuality is considered homophobia.

I think that means you've won, gays. Congrats.
 
2013-09-03 01:16:13 AM
Giving the large majority of the audience what it wants is unfair to the tiny minority of the audience that doesn't want that! YOU MONSTERS!
 
2013-09-03 01:22:07 AM
Ahhhhh Slate, the politically correctest of all intertubes.


Yes I did just invent a word
 
2013-09-03 01:22:23 AM
Subby needs to pull the panties out of his ass....along with the anal beads, rubber dog toy, and car keys.
 
2013-09-03 01:26:54 AM
Mugato: Sigh. Gays. Give them an inch....


www.memesay.com
 
2013-09-03 01:27:00 AM

steamingpile: Ahhhhh Slate, the politically correctest of all intertubes.


Yes I did just invent a word


And a fine word indeed, lass/lad.
 
2013-09-03 01:32:19 AM
I'm pretty sure someone bought Slate and is purposely destroying it from within by publishing these articles
 
2013-09-03 01:34:20 AM

Mugato: First of all, baseball's already juvenile. And the camera guy is just supposed to pick out two random dudes sitting next to each other and hope they're a gay couple?

Sigh. Gays. Give them an inch....


...and we want 7 more.
 
2013-09-03 01:34:49 AM

Shrugging Atlas: Sorry gays.  We start letting you get on the kiss cam the next thing we know we'll have to start featuring men having a dog lick peanut butter off their balls.  It's in the Bible.  Study it out.


You don't know what you're missing.  Choosy mom's choose Jif.
 
2013-09-03 01:36:50 AM
The Kiss Cam is stupid even without the whole "keeping it straight" thing. I don't need to see public displays of affection during breaks at sporting events.
 
2013-09-03 01:37:44 AM

sethen320: Really? This is the new outrage?Author can go fark themselves.


On the fark cam.
 
2013-09-03 01:40:23 AM
Really, homos? This is what you complain about? First the Doctor, and now this?
 
2013-09-03 01:42:06 AM
pretty shrewd, writing an article criticizing a minor fixture of such an American pastime like baseball.

I bet it will be the most popular article this guy writes all year.
 
2013-09-03 01:42:20 AM
Well, I don't really see why they don't just find some men or women kissing and cam them too. No big D.

Probably not something someone needs to get all huffy and start tossing around made up bullshiat words though. A letter to the guys that do the farking thing would probably have done it.
 
2013-09-03 01:43:59 AM
They're probably worried that a gay couple sharing a kiss on camera will escalate the raunch-factor in order to make a statement of some sort.
 
2013-09-03 01:48:09 AM

Somacandra: how about some filial agape as well?


Horse fisting? What?
 
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