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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 10:17:26 AM  

Endive Wombat: MrHappyRotter: So, these presumably gay and black men should learn their place. Got it.

Oh Jesus Christ!  You know that's not what I meant, knock it off!

There is a time and place for everything in life.  Is it appropriate to tell dick jokes while burring grandma?  No!  Is it appropriate to have scantily clad folks, regardless of gender, dancing around "in a suggestive manner" at a children's parade?  Nope!


Oh FFS...it's a "Christmas" parade for everyone in town. It's not just a "childrens'" parade. The only folks who seem to be clutching their pearls over this are a bunch of adults who are (mostly) vicariously butthurt because they read about it the paper or on Fark. Also, I don't see a single GD thing about any kid being offended or traumatized by the dancers. No need to project your issues on them.
 
2013-12-22 10:18:00 AM  
Whatever happened to free speech? These parade organizers should of read the constitution. #istandwithgayblacksanta
 
2013-12-22 10:19:28 AM  

Theaetetus: trevzie: It seems to me like they just trying to make a political point. Showing your gay pride with sexually suggestive dance moves at a Christmas parade in Alabama meant for children, then when people get offended they can say, well you wouldn't be upset if we were women?

I know it's easier to side with the gays in this story, because someone will call you a bigot if you don't.

They may also call you a bigot for assuming the dancers are gay.

/unless you were blowing them and have first hand knowledge?


'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'


Stay classy.scienceblogs.com
 
2013-12-22 10:19:52 AM  

Farking Canuck: Rapmaster2000: I see the PC Police is in here trying to squash our rights again. Whatever happened to freedom of speech?

I don't see the government stopping you from posting. Your freedom of speech is just fine.

In fact ... you clearly have freedom of whining.


I'm just saying that we could do whatever we wanted in this country until you lib fascists got involved. Thomas Jefferson is probably petting a crying eagle in his grave!
 
2013-12-22 10:21:06 AM  
Honestly, the outrage really boils down to one simple sentence:
It's all fun and games until someone finds something 'immoral' attractive and they begin to question their sexuality.

And to be fair in Alabama (I grew up in South GA which isn't much different.) not only is the 'gay' immoral, so is the feelings whoever, men, women, unichs, get about people outside of their own race. Leave the city down here and interracial couples get it worse than gay couples sometimes.
 
2013-12-22 10:21:40 AM  
There are a few people in this thread who are being suspiciously vocal in their complaints./also in what way is comparing what these guys did to cheerleaders not an apt comparison?
 
2013-12-22 10:22:45 AM  

Voiceofreason01: There are a few people in this thread who are being suspiciously vocal in their complaints./also in what way is comparing what these guys did to cheerleaders not an apt comparison?


Because, that's why.
 
2013-12-22 10:28:35 AM  
Everyone who saw these dancers live probably saw them for no more than 30 seconds as they moved down the route. We are a piss poor nation if 30 seconds of gay guys in tights is that unsettling to people. This is a nation that used to bury infants regularly from now commonly treated maladies, and now it can't watch 4 gay dudes for 30 seconds?
 
2013-12-22 10:30:30 AM  
Oh I love a flame war on a Sunday morning.

Wait...that's a bad pun. Sorry. You all crack me up though. Thanks for the entertainment.

Now go back to watching honey booboo
 
2013-12-22 10:31:19 AM  

Endive Wombat: They also did not confirm whether or not with the organizers that their little routine was appropriate for a farking Children's Parade!


If only the organizers could have looked into them, somehow.
 
2013-12-22 10:32:30 AM  

JohnnyRebel88: I think your "analogy"is a little weak to say the least. They're aren't homosexual men dressed up making sexual innuendo on the sidelines.


I'm not really sure what you're trying to say here.  Could you clarify?  It's early for me.
 
2013-12-22 10:32:33 AM  
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Whatever, back freckles!
 
2013-12-22 10:32:37 AM  

parkerlewis: My guess was that they got shot or arrested.  Looks like I guessed wrong.  So what DID happen, then?


This was exactly my thought from the headline.
 
2013-12-22 10:32:44 AM  

brax33: wellreadneck: brax33:
#1 Because straight white males aren't the only people in the world.

Do you really believe that only straight white males are offended by this?
Sweet.

No but do you believe that only gay males are NOT offended by this? I assure you some women most certainly enjoyed it.


I'm sure some women had no problem dragging the kids along to see Magic Mike, doesn't change the fact that some things, like community Christmas parades, are expected to be family friendly.
 
2013-12-22 10:32:50 AM  

brax33: Honestly, the outrage really boils down to one simple sentence:
It's all fun and games until someone finds something 'immoral' attractive and they begin to question their sexuality.

And to be fair in Alabama (I grew up in South GA which isn't much different.) not only is the 'gay' immoral, so is the feelings whoever, men, women, unichs, get about people outside of their own race. Leave the city down here and interracial couples get it worse than gay couples sometimes.


My family on my fathers side is from GA and are very... traditional. Not robe-wearing Democrat traditional but in the sense to remind me to stay with a nice white girl kinda traditional.

Honestly I could care less. Your rights end where my feelings begin.. I figure this goes both ways.
 
2013-12-22 10:35:37 AM  
I figured they would have been beaten to death so...progress?
 
2013-12-22 10:36:20 AM  
freedom of speech only applies to speech i want to hear
 
2013-12-22 10:36:35 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: I figured they would have been beaten to death so...progress?


Yeah, really, not much happened.  They performed.  Some people complained.  No big deal all around.
 
2013-12-22 10:37:33 AM  

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.
 
2013-12-22 10:38:15 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: I figured they would have been beaten to death so...progress?


Not really. You seem to believe pretty horrible stereotypes about people from Alabama.

One step forward, two steps back.
 
2013-12-22 10:38:44 AM  
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.
 
2013-12-22 10:39:52 AM  
I'll be outraged at these guys for being who they are just as soon as A&E gives them a show
 
2013-12-22 10:40:14 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: You seem to believe pretty horrible stereotypes about people from Alabama.

One step forward, two steps back.


Stereotypes? People have actually been lynched in Alabama for much less.
 
2013-12-22 10:41:49 AM  

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.


This.

Since the left wants to criminalize being offended, maybe the should look at their own.
 
2013-12-22 10:42:32 AM  

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.


When would you like the gays to flaunt their gayness in your face, specifically?  Maybe there can be a party.
 
2013-12-22 10:42:59 AM  

Endive Wombat: Warlordtrooper: AverageAmericanGuy: If this is what gays think of as "gay culture", perhaps I can see how some straight people might be put off by it.

This has less to do with gay culture and more about how men are subjected to double standards when it comes to gender equality.

How about it is a children's parade and tasteful attire should be the norm, no matter the gender???


Whoah now, hey there. You just take your well- reasoned common sense suggestion right on outta here. We'll have none of that!
 
2013-12-22 10:44:41 AM  
Hmmm... Without reading the article I'm going to guess something that has to do with this guy?


suyts.files.wordpress.com

/he was a sad panda of some sort?
 
2013-12-22 10:45:05 AM  

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.


Wait, why not?
 
2013-12-22 10:45:42 AM  

Thunderpipes: 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.

This.

Since the left wants to criminalize being offended, maybe the should look at their own.


If you're offended by a person's existence and participation in an activity, just kill yourself.
 
2013-12-22 10:46:32 AM  
You had to look at some gay dude for 2 minutes in a parade?

images.sodahead.com

/seen dudes dressed in more risque outfits shopping for underwear and swimsuits online
 
2013-12-22 10:46:40 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: 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.

Wait, why not?


Don't you know being gay is only allowed during Pride parades? The rest of the time, they should just shut up and be straight like normal people.
 
2013-12-22 10:48:24 AM  
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
 
2013-12-22 10:49:15 AM  
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Is there a single Fark thread where these aren't relevant?
 
2013-12-22 10:50:29 AM  

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?
 
2013-12-22 10:50:31 AM  

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2013-12-22 10:52:27 AM  

verdigris1: What happened next?
I imagine this.......[img.fark.net image 653x367]


an ak isn't very amurcn.
 
2013-12-22 10:52:59 AM  

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.


I know.  I'm just as outraged that these girls are pushing their straightness and ruining childhoods.

larryparkesphotography.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-12-22 10:53:18 AM  

Mr. Right: Is it too much to ask for decency in the public square?


The "decency" line gets drawn in a lot of different places by people.  These guys, for example, aren't dressed MORE scantily than whole metric boatloads of girls or ladies who have paraded before without raising any ire.
 
2013-12-22 10:53:37 AM  
Parades are stupid anyway.
 
2013-12-22 10:53:57 AM  
12349876:

I know.  I'm just as outraged that these girls are pushing their straightness and ruining childhoods.

[larryparkesphotography.files.wordpress.com image 497x330]


Woah, my KID was looking over my shoulder, you asshole.
 
2013-12-22 10:55:23 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?


I'm sorry that gays existing offends your delicate sensibilities. You can be a shut-in and avoid reality altogether.
 
2013-12-22 10:55:45 AM  
At every parade that I've ever been to, there came a time to get another drink. This would have been that moment for me. Choice and opportunity are your friends.
 
2013-12-22 10:56:23 AM  

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?
 
2013-12-22 10:57:36 AM  
There is a War on Dance in the South.

It's why Southern Baptists are so numerous. It's a Get Out of Dance Lessons Free card.

In about one week the wives will say something like, "Remember that parade. You could probably dance better than those guys." And the husbands' entire excuse for never dancing will be challenged, and he figures it will be the worst, most drunken New Year's Eve ever, and some of it will take place on the dance floor.

He'll just mutter "Shoot me now." under his breath. Out loud, he'll say "But I don't have any short shorts or I hurt my back hanging lights or that hotel ballroom just burned down."
 
2013-12-22 10:58:30 AM  

brax33: Frank N Stein: This type of stunt hurts the gay rights movement more than it helps

Uh... Not to nitpick here, Frank, but where exactly did they say they were campaigning for gay rights? Does everything you do as a straight man (I assume from this silly comment) reflect on heterosexual rights? Because damn, by that standard all the dead beat dads, wife beaters, child killing parents of the world have damn sure made sure your straight rights and married rights should all be taken away.

These guys are just being who they are, not trying to campaign for or get additional recognition except as anything other than their dance group. I assure you if a straight guy wanted to do the performance and dress the way they do he'd be more than welcome.

As for the "no one wants to see that" guy.... I don't want to see slutty ass cheerleaders acting like whores every time I watch football, but I don't biatch about it and start screaming about "OMG THE CHILDREN, THINK OF THE CHILDREN!"

Which also brings up my last point. All of this bullshiat about it being a "Childrens Parade" - this parade is a parade for the town, NOT a "Children's Parade" a google search shows just as many if not more adults than children at the parade over the years - and a closer look shows some pretty slutty elf outfits. On white women.

I've put up with softcore straight porn being blasted at me for 27 years through cheerleaders, tv, movies, etc because it's "normal" and "what's expected" or "what most people want/expect" and quite frankly even though I don't find these femenine guys attractive, I think it's about time it happened.
#1 Because straight white males aren't the only people in the world.
#2 and more importantly though, payback's a biach. Feel the burn.


Nice, very nice. Lots of good stuff there. This. Bravo!
 
2013-12-22 10:58:51 AM  
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2013-12-22 10:59:58 AM  

BitwiseShift: There is a War on Dance in the South.


Better than a dance war

i1.ytimg.com
 
2013-12-22 11:00:01 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: 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?

I'm sorry that gays existing offends your delicate sensibilities. You can be a shut-in and avoid reality altogether.


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.

I am the most liberal cat in the world, but as much as I would like to go to the store in my bvd's, I might think that putting my pants on is much more a boon to the greater good than my own personal agenda that everyone should see my mooseknuckle.
 
2013-12-22 11:01:33 AM  

AngryDragon: brax33: Frank N Stein: This type of stunt hurts the gay rights movement more than it helps

Uh... Not to nitpick here, Frank, but where exactly did they say they were campaigning for gay rights? Does everything you do as a straight man (I assume from this silly comment) reflect on heterosexual rights? Because damn, by that standard all the dead beat dads, wife beaters, child killing parents of the world have damn sure made sure your straight rights and married rights should all be taken away.

These guys are just being who they are, not trying to campaign for or get additional recognition except as anything other than their dance group. I assure you if a straight guy wanted to do the performance and dress the way they do he'd be more than welcome.

As for the "no one wants to see that" guy.... I don't want to see slutty ass cheerleaders acting like whores every time I watch football, but I don't biatch about it and start screaming about "OMG THE CHILDREN, THINK OF THE CHILDREN!"

Which also brings up my last point. All of this bullshiat about it being a "Childrens Parade" - this parade is a parade for the town, NOT a "Children's Parade" a google search shows just as many if not more adults than children at the parade over the years - and a closer look shows some pretty slutty elf outfits. On white women.

I've put up with softcore straight porn being blasted at me for 27 years through cheerleaders, tv, movies, etc because it's "normal" and "what's expected" or "what most people want/expect" and quite frankly even though I don't find these femenine guys attractive, I think it's about time it happened.
#1 Because straight white males aren't the only people in the world.
#2 and more importantly though, payback's a biach. Feel the burn.

It is estimated that gay people are only about 5% of the population. Sorry, I like you guys, but you're a fringe group despite what TV and Hollywood would like to suggest.  What you don't like to see really is "normal" or at least what ...


All straight people like to look at scantily clad women?  Because I'm straight, and oddly enough, I prefer looking at men.

I know it's hard to remember that women are people and not just things to look at sometimes.
 
2013-12-22 11:03:34 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.


Their asses aren't out.  You're safe.
 
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