Monday, August 15, 2011

Adam Carolla: Next Up For An It Gets Better Video

I'll be honest, I'm starting to get really tired of the "Famous guy says messed up shit about gays then apologizes, does sensitivity training, and makes an It Gets Better video" story.

Next up for this particular meme is Adam Carolla, Loveline cohost and radio personality:
"It’s important that I teach my five-year-olds about guys who want to have their cocks cut off and a vagina put in their place. Alright, I’ll get to that as soon as I get home. Hey kids, wake up. You know, there’s a small percentage of Americans who are really angry at their cocks, and they like them surgically removed, and a hole put in their place, and it’s very important you treat them with a certain amount of respect."
His remarks were inspired by the "Bert and Ernie should get married" petition circling the internet and are honestly pretty disgusting.  I would put more on here but I decided to not mar your delicate eyes.  If you care, you can click on over to GLAAD, who are already on the warpath:
GLAAD will be reaching out to its allies in the entertainment industry to let them know about Adam Carolla's history of racist and homophobic remarks. 
"Given his history of anti-gay and racist comments, networks and advertisers should know what their money is supporting if they choose to hire Adam Carolla," said Herndon Graddick, Senior Director of Programs at GLAAD. "The gross intolerance that he tries to pass off as comedy should not have a place on our airwaves." 
GLAAD asked listeners of the show to learn about the hardships that Carolla makes light of and directed them to a column in The Advocatewritten by Rea Carey, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, which reviewed the landmark study "Injustice at Every Turn" which was co-produced with the National Center for Transgender Equality.
Transgender people can be legally fired in 35 states for being transgender. They are twice as likely to be unemployed. 
  • Transgender individuals live in poverty at nearly four times the national rate.
  • Over 25% reported that they had lost a job due to their transgender identity.
  • They are twice as likely to be homeless.
  • 41% have attempted suicide, more than 26 times the rate (1.6%) of the general population.
Regarding his comments on the children of gay parents, GLAAD reminded listeners that virtually every credible authority on child health and social services including the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Child Welfare League of America has determined that a parent's sexual orientation has nothing to do with the ability to be a good parent. Children of gay parents are just as healthy and well-adjusted as other children.
Famous people, let me give you some advice:  don't talk shit.  You will end up getting sued, slammed, vilified, and generally fucked over if you say nasty shit about the gays.  Really.  GLAAD is powerful and rich, and they will immediately put your career in the toilet-- unless, of course, you immediately film a video apologizing for your insensitive remarks.

Honestly?  It's probably easier for you to tout Hitler's ethnic cleansing as sound economic strategy than to fuck with Chaz Bono.  So just don't.  Don't do it!  I'm tired of writing about you jackasses!

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