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(NPR)   Guys. Guys. GUYS. Can we all just agree that Billy Porter AND Harry Styles suck equally?   (npr.org) divider line
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2021-10-21 8:45:04 AM  
I think Harry Styles makes crappy music but I don't know what the other guy does why should I think he sucks?
 
2021-10-21 8:46:11 AM  
I get where Porter's coming from but if you're looking for a normalization of gender fluidity, you want straight cis white men to wear dresses like it's no big deal
 
2021-10-21 8:46:51 AM  
I like them both.
 
2021-10-21 8:49:05 AM  

Snapper Carr: I get where Porter's coming from but if you're looking for a normalization of gender fluidity, you want straight cis white men to wear dresses like it's no big deal


I think the problem is more that Porter went from 0 to infinity with the wierdness of his dresses.  Making it into more of a dare I say "freakshow" where Styles was just a dress.
 
2021-10-21 8:50:27 AM  

BizarreMan: Snapper Carr: I get where Porter's coming from but if you're looking for a normalization of gender fluidity, you want straight cis white men to wear dresses like it's no big deal

I think the problem is more that Porter went from 0 to infinity with the wierdness of his dresses.  Making it into more of a dare I say "freakshow" where Styles was just a dress.


Yeah but there's no way Styles could pull off something like this

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2021-10-21 8:50:54 AM  
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2021-10-21 8:51:40 AM  
I don't know who either of these two people are, so I am commenting in this thread to let you all know that I don't keep up on popular culture.
 
2021-10-21 8:57:19 AM  
Supposedly Harry Styles shows up in The Eternals post-credits scene as a significant character.
 
2021-10-21 9:00:34 AM  

NuclearPenguins: I don't know who either of these two people are, so I am commenting in this thread to let you all know that I don't keep up on popular culture.


There's few things that make people feel good about getting older, but being able to ignore whatever the fark TikTok is and social media influencers are definitely on the top of the list.
 
2021-10-21 9:09:17 AM  
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2021-10-21 9:15:22 AM  
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2021-10-21 9:27:27 AM  

Copperbelly watersnake: NuclearPenguins: I don't know who either of these two people are, so I am commenting in this thread to let you all know that I don't keep up on popular culture.

There's few things that make people feel good about getting older, but being able to ignore whatever the fark TikTok is and social media influencers are definitely on the top of the list.


It's all I've got left these days.
 
2021-10-21 9:39:37 AM  
This is on NPR, huh? We're doomed.
 
2021-10-21 9:43:46 AM  
Marlene says, "Billy who?"
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2021-10-21 9:45:41 AM  
They both suck, but in diverse ways.
 
2021-10-21 10:00:08 AM  
They are certainly not as good as Rush or Weird Al
 
2021-10-21 10:04:55 AM  
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2021-10-21 10:19:56 AM  
Billy Porter thinks he is some kind of trailblazer in the fashion industry because he is a man that wears dresses. Truth is, the general public doesn't really knows who he is and people have been doing this way before he ever did so im not sure where his self righteous attitude comes from on this.
 
2021-10-21 10:47:27 AM  
I love Billy Porter. I have long been a fan of both Pose and AHS and was thrilled when he joined the cast of the latter during Apocalypse. He has always been a bit "out there" but was relegated to small clubs until his resurgence when he won the Tony for "Kinky Boots". Now his "uniqueness" is covered by entertainment news instead of being ignored.

Neil Patrick Harris said it best when he said "You can bounce a quarter off the a$$ of Billy Porter."
 
2021-10-21 10:49:22 AM  
Todd Rundgren frowns at these shenanigans.
 
2021-10-21 11:00:59 AM  

NuclearPenguins: I don't know who either of these two people are, so I am commenting in this thread to let you all know that I don't keep up on popular culture.


I only know Styles from Dunkirk.

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2021-10-21 11:11:17 AM  
I have no problem with either. But I'm also not an old man that hates change or new things.

But I am an old man.

And I do hate a lot of other things.

The real dipshiats are talked about in the next thread.
 
2021-10-21 11:16:51 AM  
the vocal lameness of prefab poptart styles is palpable
 
2021-10-21 11:18:48 AM  
who is billy porter
 
2021-10-21 11:24:14 AM  
In one of the early, early episodes of the Simpsons, Marge's mother is dating Abe Simpson. At one point, Mr. Burns comes in and steals her away. When Marge talks to her mother about how bad Mr. Burns is she says something along the lines of "I know Abe isn't much fun, but compared to Mr. Burns, he's Judge Freakin' Reinhold". After a two-beat pause, Marge's mother responds flatly "I don't know who that is".

I wish to God that "I don't know who that is" would become a meme, because I would use it here.
 
2021-10-21 11:32:48 AM  

moothemagiccow: who is billy porter


Inventor of the Porterhouse Steak

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2021-10-21 11:47:31 AM  
Those aren't styles, they're costumes.
 
2021-10-21 11:53:36 AM  

havocmike: In one of the early, early episodes of the Simpsons, Marge's mother is dating Abe Simpson. At one point, Mr. Burns comes in and steals her away. When Marge talks to her mother about how bad Mr. Burns is she says something along the lines of "I know Abe isn't much fun, but compared to Mr. Burns, he's Judge Freakin' Reinhold". After a two-beat pause, Marge's mother responds flatly "I don't know who that is".

I wish to God that "I don't know who that is" would become a meme, because I would use it here.


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2021-10-21 12:06:00 PM  

kenshin5435: because he is a man that wears dresses. and people have been doing this way before he ever did so


1Billy Porter thinks he is some kind of trailblazer in the fashion industry
no, he doesn't.  he is not 'in the industry'.  he wears clothes designers make for him.
2Truth is, the general public doesn't really knows who he is
no, we do.  sorry you feel left out.
3im not sure where his self righteous attitude comes from on this.
it comes from being exponentially more powerful than the world that would try to keep him down.
 
2021-10-21 12:13:09 PM  
Porter just wrote a book so he is looking for free publicity.  I vaguely know who they both are, let them fight.
 
2021-10-21 12:35:41 PM  

rainbowbutter: kenshin5435: because he is a man that wears dresses. and people have been doing this way before he ever did so

1Billy Porter thinks he is some kind of trailblazer in the fashion industry
no, he doesn't.  he is not 'in the industry'.  he wears clothes designers make for him.
2Truth is, the general public doesn't really knows who he is
no, we do.  sorry you feel left out.
3im not sure where his self righteous attitude comes from on this.
it comes from being exponentially more powerful than the world that would try to keep him down.


Someone is angry.
 
2021-10-21 12:44:33 PM  

Iworkformsn: Someone is angry.


it's what i do for exercise.
...i sound fat
 
2021-10-21 1:27:13 PM  
Meh- wake me up when men start wearing doublets and hose again.
 
2021-10-21 1:42:52 PM  
can we add other people in too.  i don't want to be exclusionary.
 
2021-10-21 1:50:51 PM  
the "dudes in dresses" community is riled up this month.
 
2021-10-21 1:56:40 PM  
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2021-10-21 1:58:31 PM  

havocmike: In one of the early, early episodes of the Simpsons, Marge's mother is dating Abe Simpson. At one point, Mr. Burns comes in and steals her away. When Marge talks to her mother about how bad Mr. Burns is she says something along the lines of "I know Abe isn't much fun, but compared to Mr. Burns, he's Judge Freakin' Reinhold". After a two-beat pause, Marge's mother responds flatly "I don't know who that is".

I wish to God that "I don't know who that is" would become a meme, because I would use it here.


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2021-10-21 2:11:23 PM  

rainbowbutter: kenshin5435: because he is a man that wears dresses. and people have been doing this way before he ever did so

1Billy Porter thinks he is some kind of trailblazer in the fashion industry
no, he doesn't.  he is not 'in the industry'.  he wears clothes designers make for him.


So.... He's a model.  Good to know they aren't part of the fashion industry.

2Truth is, the general public doesn't really knows who he is
no, we do.  sorry you feel left out.


Quite happy to be left out of driviling popstars who have to wear a dress to get attention.  Hint: it works for Bowie and Madonna and Gaga because they are/were talented.

And I think "General Public" is not actually meant to include children or adolescents here.

3im not sure where his self righteous attitude comes from on this.
it comes from being exponentially more powerful than the world that would try to keep him down.


Bless your heart.

/ They're so cute when they're young
 
2021-10-21 2:14:14 PM  
Guy wants to wear a dress, cool.  Fine.  Not my style, but fine.  Guy wants to be congratulated on wearing a dress?  It's as if he became a married woman or something.

Sub par musician gets all snippy about people who think he looks like a fool in a dress? Hate to break it to ya, bucko, but you look like a fool regardless, and it doesn't improve your music.

Yes, we can agree, they both suck.
 
2021-10-21 2:15:56 PM  

rainbowbutter: Iworkformsn: Someone is angry.

it's what i do for exercise.
...i sound fat


Me, I exercise by jumping to conclusions.  Sorry about that.
 
2021-10-21 2:34:36 PM  
NEWS AT 11: People don't want the freedom to be themselves, they want to be worshiped for being themselves.
 
2021-10-21 3:01:30 PM  

Michael J Faux: This is on NPR, huh? We're doomed.


If we're still on the Simpson meme train: NPR became TMZ so gradually I didn't even notice.

I guess we're still not over Harry Styles in a dress on the cover of Vogue.

A good theory is that most people (including NPR listeners). Do. Not. Care.

I swear half of professional pop culture writers are eternally embarrassed teenagers who got taunted for wearing a Vanilla Ice shirt to school in 1996.
 
2021-10-21 3:33:11 PM  
I wish them both well, as long as I don't have to hear or read about them.
 
2021-10-21 3:51:52 PM  

Marcos P: I think Harry Styles makes crappy music but I don't know what the other guy does why should I think he sucks?


People assume he sucks because One Direction sucked.  But he's okay.  Not briilliant, but okay.

Billy Porter is okay within his genre, but not somebody I'd seek out either.

Subby is being too judgemental, and even the original story is.  People don't suck simply because they're famous. Being famous can MAKE them suck, especially as people, but I can listen to stuff Harry Styles did solo without being overcome with rage just because he came from a shiatty Lego boy band (constructed) and judge him fairly.

And even the overall premise of the story seems suspect.  You don't require celebrities to invent movements.  But they certainly popularize it.
 
2021-10-21 4:00:45 PM  
Guys. Guys. GUYS. Can we all just agree that Billy Porter AND Harry Styles suck equally?

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2021-10-21 4:07:32 PM  
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2021-10-21 4:51:48 PM  
FINE!
 
2021-10-21 5:11:51 PM  

Snapper Carr: BizarreMan: Snapper Carr: I get where Porter's coming from but if you're looking for a normalization of gender fluidity, you want straight cis white men to wear dresses like it's no big deal

I think the problem is more that Porter went from 0 to infinity with the wierdness of his dresses.  Making it into more of a dare I say "freakshow" where Styles was just a dress.

Yeah but there's no way Styles could pull off something like this

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Honestly that looks fantastic.
 
2021-10-21 6:39:11 PM  
Who?
 
2021-10-21 8:10:29 PM  
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