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(AL.com)   Four gay black guys dress up in revealing Santa outfits and performed in an Alabama Christmas parade, thrusting their hips at spectators. Go on, guess what happened   (blog.al.com) divider line 424
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2013-12-22 11:03:56 AM  
Being deliberately provocative and clutching your pearls when people are offended is the definition of disingenuous. Four black cross-dressing homosexuals strutting down Main Street in Alabama during a Christmas parade has absolutely nothing to do with equal rights and tolerance. These guys are attention whores with the brains of 12 year old girls.
 
2013-12-22 11:04:17 AM  

theflatline: I do not need to see anyone gay or straight, ass out, prancing around in public.  It is much as my right to demand a sense of public decency.


No it isn't. You don't get to pick and choose which speech you find acceptable. That's not how the first amendment works.
 
2013-12-22 11:05:36 AM  

MJMaloney187: Four black cross-dressing homosexuals strutting down Main Street in Alabama during a Christmas parade has absolutely nothing to do with equal rights and tolerance


It 100% is. Why wouldn't it be? You're basically saying that the gays have no right to be in public because people don't like it.
 
2013-12-22 11:06:15 AM  
i.perezhilton.com

/The goggles!
//They do nothing!
 
2013-12-22 11:06:24 AM  

MJMaloney187: Being deliberately provocative and clutching your pearls when people are offended is the definition of disingenuous. Four black cross-dressing homosexuals strutting down Main Street in Alabama during a Christmas parade has absolutely nothing to do with equal rights and tolerance. These guys are attention whores with the brains of 12 year old girls.


When should four black cross-dressing homosexuals walk down Main Street in Alabama?
 
2013-12-22 11:07:07 AM  
Nothing gets people to treat you with dignity  like acting undignified.
 
2013-12-22 11:07:20 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: theflatline: I do not need to see anyone gay or straight, ass out, prancing around in public.  It is much as my right to demand a sense of public decency.

No it isn't. You don't get to pick and choose which speech you find acceptable. That's not how the first amendment works.


Unless it's the Duck Dynasty guys
 
2013-12-22 11:08:28 AM  

BullBearMS: cameroncrazy1984: theflatline: I do not need to see anyone gay or straight, ass out, prancing around in public.  It is much as my right to demand a sense of public decency.

No it isn't. You don't get to pick and choose which speech you find acceptable. That's not how the first amendment works.

Unless it's the Duck Dynasty guys


If it helps, I wouldn't be surprised and I wouldn't care if these guys were never invited to perform again.
 
2013-12-22 11:08:52 AM  

Mr. Right: Bit'O'Gristle: Time and place for everything boys, and a Christmas parade is not the time to flaunt your gayness in everyones face, and you knew that.

/Nice trolling though.

Yes.  And when one recalls the responses to Miley Cyrus' twerking, which is not substantively different from the kind of routine these guys did, he would be hard-pressed to verify that the complaints are necessarily gay-bashing.  Is it too much to ask for decency in the public square?


DING DING---We have a winner with Mr. Right.

The same people who complain we have over-sexualized culture in general, are creeped out by toddler pageants, make the comparison of these guys to cheerleaders, etc., are missing the point.  There's a time and place for scantily-clad people doing slightly-sexualized dance routines.  Christmas parades aren't one of those places.

/Have never seen the local female cheerleaders half-naked at Christmas parades--they always wear sweatsuits due to the occasion (and the weather up here in Milwaukee).
 
2013-12-22 11:09:03 AM  
This... may not have been the best idea on the part of the dancers. I get the feeling that if they were in San Francisco, where nobody would have batted an eyelash, they wouldn't have done it, but they did it here as some kind of statement.
 
2013-12-22 11:09:56 AM  

Frank N Stein: This type of stunt hurts the gay rights movement more than it helps


Clearly they should have been acceptable gays. Like that sassy, subservient black fellow on Designing Women
 
2013-12-22 11:10:03 AM  

BullBearMS: cameroncrazy1984: theflatline: I do not need to see anyone gay or straight, ass out, prancing around in public.  It is much as my right to demand a sense of public decency.

No it isn't. You don't get to pick and choose which speech you find acceptable. That's not how the first amendment works.

Unless it's the Duck Dynasty guys


The Duck Dynasty guys can say whatever they want. If these guys' employer find a problem with this, fine. But this is a public parade, not the A&E network. Not surprising that you have no idea what the First Amendment is or how it works.
 
2013-12-22 11:10:18 AM  

Relatively Obscure: MJMaloney187: Being deliberately provocative and clutching your pearls when people are offended is the definition of disingenuous. Four black cross-dressing homosexuals strutting down Main Street in Alabama during a Christmas parade has absolutely nothing to do with equal rights and tolerance. These guys are attention whores with the brains of 12 year old girls.

When should four black cross-dressing homosexuals walk down Main Street in Alabama?


During a Mardi Gras parade, I would think.
 
2013-12-22 11:11:19 AM  

hasty ambush: Nothing gets people to treat you with dignity  like acting undignified.


Yeah, marching in a parade is so undignified! They should just stay in the closet where they're not enticing you with their gayness.
 
2013-12-22 11:11:52 AM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: They fixed the cable?


came here to suggest this. maybe i watch too much porn.
 
2013-12-22 11:11:55 AM  

MJMaloney187: Relatively Obscure: MJMaloney187: Being deliberately provocative and clutching your pearls when people are offended is the definition of disingenuous. Four black cross-dressing homosexuals strutting down Main Street in Alabama during a Christmas parade has absolutely nothing to do with equal rights and tolerance. These guys are attention whores with the brains of 12 year old girls.

When should four black cross-dressing homosexuals walk down Main Street in Alabama?

During a Mardi Gras parade, I would think.


Why is a Mardi Gras parade okay but a Christmas parade not? Freedom of expression doesn't care about holidays.
 
2013-12-22 11:12:45 AM  

Relatively Obscure: BullBearMS: cameroncrazy1984: theflatline: I do not need to see anyone gay or straight, ass out, prancing around in public.  It is much as my right to demand a sense of public decency.

No it isn't. You don't get to pick and choose which speech you find acceptable. That's not how the first amendment works.

Unless it's the Duck Dynasty guys

If it helps, I wouldn't be surprised and I wouldn't care if these guys were never invited to perform again.


I say let the Duck Dynasty guys parade right next to these guys!

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Now that would be festive.
 
2013-12-22 11:14:33 AM  

MJMaloney187: Being deliberately provocative and clutching your pearls when people are offended is the definition of disingenuous. Four black cross-dressing homosexuals strutting down Main Street in Alabama during a Christmas parade has absolutely nothing to do with equal rights and tolerance. These guys are attention whores with the brains of 12 year old girls.


Is missionary through a hole in a sheet the only position you'll have sex in?

The world isn't just made up of what you define as normal.

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2013-12-22 11:17:17 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: BullBearMS: cameroncrazy1984: theflatline: I do not need to see anyone gay or straight, ass out, prancing around in public.  It is much as my right to demand a sense of public decency.

No it isn't. You don't get to pick and choose which speech you find acceptable. That's not how the first amendment works.

Unless it's the Duck Dynasty guys

The Duck Dynasty guys can say whatever they want. If these guys' employer find a problem with this, fine. But this is a public parade, not the A&E network. Not surprising that you have no idea what the First Amendment is or how it works.


So nobody rose up in protest over these guys exercising their right to free speech at all?

This has nothing to do with their being "suspended".

If you think the gay guys have a right to march in the parade but don't think the fundies have a right to be fundies, the problem is you.
 
2013-12-22 11:17:43 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: That night when they climbed aboard their wives lots of Alabama men had something to shamefully picture when they closed their eyes?


That's some funny shiat right there.
 
2013-12-22 11:17:44 AM  
First amendment biatches!
 
2013-12-22 11:18:28 AM  
There really is no good counterargument to the fact that women and young girls do this exact same thing, including venues made for families and children, without anyone raising an eyebrow. "Look where they were, they should have known better." Yeah, they shoulda known society only accepts your sexualization if you have boobs or will have boobs someday when you hit puberty. Those pervs!
 
2013-12-22 11:18:48 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: MJMaloney187: Relatively Obscure: MJMaloney187: Being deliberately provocative and clutching your pearls when people are offended is the definition of disingenuous. Four black cross-dressing homosexuals strutting down Main Street in Alabama during a Christmas parade has absolutely nothing to do with equal rights and tolerance. These guys are attention whores with the brains of 12 year old girls.

When should four black cross-dressing homosexuals walk down Main Street in Alabama?

During a Mardi Gras parade, I would think.

Why is a Mardi Gras parade okay but a Christmas parade not? Freedom of expression doesn't care about holidays.


Nobody curbed these Marys' freedoms of expression, Pearl Clutcher. What if they showed up like this at you mom's funeral? It was a Christmas parade.
 
2013-12-22 11:19:10 AM  
I don't think there should be any sexualized content in a typical Christmas day parade targeted towards a general audience.
 
2013-12-22 11:19:21 AM  

Peter von Nostrand: Frank N Stein: This type of stunt hurts the gay rights movement more than it helps

Clearly they should have been acceptable gays. Like that sassy, subservient black fellow on Designing Women


Inorite?

This seems to be a one-shot deal, and entirely based on the inattention to detail by the parade organizer. No children got hurt, though there was a little butthurt on the part of some "adults", and they'll all have something to remember for years to come.

But judging by some people's reactions, you'd think they had hired a GG Allin tribute band or something.
 
2013-12-22 11:19:41 AM  

BullBearMS: cameroncrazy1984: BullBearMS: cameroncrazy1984: theflatline: I do not need to see anyone gay or straight, ass out, prancing around in public.  It is much as my right to demand a sense of public decency.

No it isn't. You don't get to pick and choose which speech you find acceptable. That's not how the first amendment works.

Unless it's the Duck Dynasty guys

The Duck Dynasty guys can say whatever they want. If these guys' employer find a problem with this, fine. But this is a public parade, not the A&E network. Not surprising that you have no idea what the First Amendment is or how it works.

So nobody rose up in protest over these guys exercising their right to free speech at all?

This has nothing to do with their being "suspended".

If you think the gay guys have a right to march in the parade but don't think the fundies have a right to be fundies, the problem is you.


No, nobody rose up in protest over these guys exercising their right to free speech at all. A&E suspended the guy before the GQ interview really made it public. Go through every one of the Fark threads and you won't see ANYONE saying that Duck Dynasty doesn't have the right to say whatever stupid sh*t they want. Can you find an article online saying they don't either? I bet you can't. Your entire argument is one big strawman.
 
2013-12-22 11:20:35 AM  

Richard Roma: I don't think there should be any sexualized content in a typical Christmas day parade targeted towards a general audience.


No reindeer, then.

You're a farking Scrooge. Seriously. How could you take reindeer out of Christmas?
 
2013-12-22 11:21:08 AM  

Hobodeluxe: First amendment biatches!


I guess I missed the part where they were arrested.
 
2013-12-22 11:21:32 AM  
Children's Xmas parade...Atlanta....

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2013-12-22 11:21:42 AM  
Their talent agent is named Suzanne Massingill. What a douche'!
 
2013-12-22 11:21:44 AM  

MJMaloney187: Nobody curbed these Marys' freedoms of expression, Pearl Clutcher. What if they showed up like this at you mom's funeral? It was a Christmas parade.


My mom's funeral isn't a public event. A Christmas parade is. You appear to think they should not have been there. Is that not the case?
 
2013-12-22 11:22:32 AM  

MJMaloney187: Hobodeluxe: First amendment biatches!

I guess I missed the part where they were arrested.


YOU are the one arguing that they should not have been allowed to participate. No one said they had to be arrested to have their first amendment rights violated. Barring them from a public event is equally as repressive.
 
2013-12-22 11:22:34 AM  
I was expecting something more... Gene Hackmanee.
 
2013-12-22 11:22:40 AM  

Badmoodman: "Suzanne Massingill, a talent agent in Mobile who advises the Prancing Elites..."

That was some douchey advice she gave them.


She's full of piss and vinegar today.
 
2013-12-22 11:23:13 AM  

jedikinkoid: Penoatle: Your rights end where my feelings begin.

I really hope this was meant as a parody of much of what's wrong with America.


It is. My problem with people is no balance on sides exist and instead of agreeing to disagree, one ALWAYS has to be right. Heck, I am just as guilty of being in the same fruitless pursuit of being "right". I mean I lean there, but will admit that is not always gonna be the proper thing. I believe in balance.
 
2013-12-22 11:25:07 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: MJMaloney187: Relatively Obscure: MJMaloney187: Being deliberately provocative and clutching your pearls when people are offended is the definition of disingenuous. Four black cross-dressing homosexuals strutting down Main Street in Alabama during a Christmas parade has absolutely nothing to do with equal rights and tolerance. These guys are attention whores with the brains of 12 year old girls.

When should four black cross-dressing homosexuals walk down Main Street in Alabama?

During a Mardi Gras parade, I would think.

Why is a Mardi Gras parade okay but a Christmas parade not? Freedom of expression doesn't care about holidays.


Actually, my hometown New Orleans, which is probably one of the gayest cities in the world(and has the oldest gay bar in the US) Mardi Gras organizes itself.

Parents bring their kids to see parades Uptown and in Metairie where they know the only scandalous thing they might see is a drunk vomiting.  It is understand those parts of the city are for families.

Now if you want the tits out craziness, then you head down to the French Quarter, where you will see gays and straights alike in full on crazy.  Everyone knows not to bring their kids their.  And it should be no different from an Xmas parade.  Certain events you can expect certain behavior.
 
2013-12-22 11:25:57 AM  
What a bunch of hypocrites. People get their panties in a twist over this, but when Miley Cyrus does a sexualized and inappropriate performance at the Video Music Awards, no one says a damn thing.
 
2013-12-22 11:25:57 AM  
It sounds out of line if there were no cheerleaders or something similar in the parade. If there were, the people are full of sh*t and letting their bias show. Saying it hurts gay rights or isn't dignified isn't true but then again if you're arguing that it was acceptable no matter what, you're incorrect too
 
2013-12-22 11:28:17 AM  

MJMaloney187: Hobodeluxe: First amendment biatches!

I guess I missed the part where they were arrested.


I believe this individual is being facetious. You know, mocking people saying that Chick Fil-A or Duck Dynasty had their 1A rights violated
 
2013-12-22 11:28:24 AM  

MJMaloney187: Relatively Obscure: MJMaloney187: Being deliberately provocative and clutching your pearls when people are offended is the definition of disingenuous. Four black cross-dressing homosexuals strutting down Main Street in Alabama during a Christmas parade has absolutely nothing to do with equal rights and tolerance. These guys are attention whores with the brains of 12 year old girls.

When should four black cross-dressing homosexuals walk down Main Street in Alabama?

During a Mardi Gras parade, I would think.


And that's it?  I can walk down main street every single day.
 
2013-12-22 11:30:14 AM  

theflatline: cameroncrazy1984: MJMaloney187: Relatively Obscure: MJMaloney187: Being deliberately provocative and clutching your pearls when people are offended is the definition of disingenuous. Four black cross-dressing homosexuals strutting down Main Street in Alabama during a Christmas parade has absolutely nothing to do with equal rights and tolerance. These guys are attention whores with the brains of 12 year old girls.

When should four black cross-dressing homosexuals walk down Main Street in Alabama?

During a Mardi Gras parade, I would think.

Why is a Mardi Gras parade okay but a Christmas parade not? Freedom of expression doesn't care about holidays.

Actually, my hometown New Orleans, which is probably one of the gayest cities in the world(and has the oldest gay bar in the US) Mardi Gras organizes itself.

Parents bring their kids to see parades Uptown and in Metairie where they know the only scandalous thing they might see is a drunk vomiting.  It is understand those parts of the city are for families.

Now if you want the tits out craziness, then you head down to the French Quarter, where you will see gays and straights alike in full on crazy.  Everyone knows not to bring their kids their.  And it should be no different from an Xmas parade.  Certain events you can expect certain behavior.


These guys don't appear to be doing anything particularly crazy.  The needle on the meter appears to stop at "odd."
 
2013-12-22 11:30:35 AM  
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Seen pulling the parade float behind them.
 
2013-12-22 11:30:56 AM  
This is a video of the Semmes Christmas  parade from last year.

Pretty boring...  except for the wardrobe malfunction at 4:13.

And inappropriate clothing at 4:40?  And at 10:05?  (youngTaylor Swift is from Semmes apparently...).


And 'dancers' at 12:00.

14:30.  More leg-baring, 'dancing' goodness.

Black girls with bare legs at 18:45.  Geez sisters...something in the water there must sap people of their rhythm...

Dance troup full of young girls showing leg at 21:00.

Beads at 21:45.

Old guys on tractors at 22:20


(Okay, my final observation?  A few groups had females in clothing that showed a lot of leg...  But they weren't dressed as revealingly above the waist as the gay black dudes...  no midriffs, I don't think... Also, nobody was doing anything that could possibly be called 'dancing.'  I could see them doing sexy dance moves, and that being inappropriate. [ they're black guys.  And gay.  That's +2 on the big-schlong scale.  I'm sure their hip-thrusting came along with seeing some snakey outlines].

That being said, the scantily-cladness of the young girls in this thing is kinda creepy).

Also, gay black dudes - workout more.  You're dancers.  WTF's with the belly?
 
2013-12-22 11:31:17 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: serial_crusher: Someone shot his eye out?

I don't care that these guys are gay, don't care that much about their outfits, but it seems like just maybe they should have thought about what would be considered appropriate for a Christmas parade (they probably did) and dressed accordingly (instead of intentionally doing the exact opposite).
Hell, it wouldn't even be that hard to do a Gay Santa costume that didn't have visible underwear.

/ end if the day though, probably best to just ignore the trolls

They weren't dressed any more scantily than some of the women there. Were the women also being inappropriate? Why aren't you complaining about them too?


Shrug, I wasn't there so can't really comment on women who I didn't see. Double standards are still standards however, whether they're fair or not.
 
2013-12-22 11:32:33 AM  

sweatybronson: Also, gay black dudes - workout more. You're dancers. WTF's with the belly?


A couple of them do have a bit of a gut, there.
 
2013-12-22 11:33:00 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: BullBearMS: cameroncrazy1984: BullBearMS: cameroncrazy1984: theflatline: I do not need to see anyone gay or straight, ass out, prancing around in public.  It is much as my right to demand a sense of public decency.

No it isn't. You don't get to pick and choose which speech you find acceptable. That's not how the first amendment works.

Unless it's the Duck Dynasty guys

The Duck Dynasty guys can say whatever they want. If these guys' employer find a problem with this, fine. But this is a public parade, not the A&E network. Not surprising that you have no idea what the First Amendment is or how it works.

So nobody rose up in protest over these guys exercising their right to free speech at all?

This has nothing to do with their being "suspended".

If you think the gay guys have a right to march in the parade but don't think the fundies have a right to be fundies, the problem is you.

No, nobody rose up in protest over these guys exercising their right to free speech at all. A&E suspended the guy before the GQ interview really made it public. Go through every one of the Fark threads and you won't see ANYONE saying that Duck Dynasty doesn't have the right to say whatever stupid sh*t they want. Can you find an article online saying they don't either? I bet you can't. Your entire argument is one big strawman.


You're clutching those pearls so hard there is going to be a dent in them.

If you defend one as freedom of speech, you should be willing to defend the other under the same grounds.

How is it that the ACLU ends up defending the freedom of speech of people whose speech they disagree with? Oh, yea. They aren't hypocrites.
 
2013-12-22 11:33:23 AM  

Relatively Obscure: MJMaloney187: Relatively Obscure: MJMaloney187: Being deliberately provocative and clutching your pearls when people are offended is the definition of disingenuous. Four black cross-dressing homosexuals strutting down Main Street in Alabama during a Christmas parade has absolutely nothing to do with equal rights and tolerance. These guys are attention whores with the brains of 12 year old girls.

When should four black cross-dressing homosexuals walk down Main Street in Alabama?

During a Mardi Gras parade, I would think.

And that's it?  I can walk down main street every single day.


Any other time and you're FLAUNTING it in their FACE and they can't handle it!
 
2013-12-22 11:33:42 AM  

theflatline: cameroncrazy1984: MJMaloney187: Relatively Obscure: MJMaloney187: Being deliberately provocative and clutching your pearls when people are offended is the definition of disingenuous. Four black cross-dressing homosexuals strutting down Main Street in Alabama during a Christmas parade has absolutely nothing to do with equal rights and tolerance. These guys are attention whores with the brains of 12 year old girls.

When should four black cross-dressing homosexuals walk down Main Street in Alabama?

During a Mardi Gras parade, I would think.

Why is a Mardi Gras parade okay but a Christmas parade not? Freedom of expression doesn't care about holidays.

Actually, my hometown New Orleans, which is probably one of the gayest cities in the world(and has the oldest gay bar in the US) Mardi Gras organizes itself.

Parents bring their kids to see parades Uptown and in Metairie where they know the only scandalous thing they might see is a drunk vomiting.  It is understand those parts of the city are for families.

Now if you want the tits out craziness, then you head down to the French Quarter, where you will see gays and straights alike in full on crazy.  Everyone knows not to bring their kids their.  And it should be no different from an Xmas parade.  Certain events you can expect certain behavior.


True, but they wear just wearing short shorts. If they whipped their junk out, or were dry humping each other then it would be different. Wearing clothes that you'd see at the pool with lipstick is not something to get up in arms about.
 
2013-12-22 11:33:49 AM  

hillary: Richard Roma: I don't think there should be any sexualized content in a typical Christmas day parade targeted towards a general audience.


Move to Iraq, then. Need help packing?


Preach that tolerance.
 
2013-12-22 11:34:10 AM  
Random members of a minority act in a way we don't like, so let's jump into discussing how this is a problem for the minority and how it justifies peoples negative feelings about them.

Must be nice to be in a constant majority and not have to defend yourself and your cohorts for the tastes and actions of a few. I'm sure you'd love it if someone tried to burden you as a member of white, Christian culture with the actions of WBC or Rush Limbaugh.
 
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