Sunday, February 18, 2007

FAIR GAME

You know what pissed me off this weekend? Former NBA star Tim Hardaway's moronic comments about gay players….”I don’t like being around homosexuals” and “I hate gay people.”

Well, as a gay man, I don’t like being around dumb n____rs.

I wonder what would happen if I made such a statement in a public forum such as a televison or radio program? I'm sure I would receive a much harsher reprimand than Tim Hardaway's slap on the wrists.

16 comments:

BERTHA FROM VEGAS said...

HAAA You sound like my Boss. He hates all that bullshit...but he does LOVE big tits...It is Vegas after all.....I have a feeling you dont take much shit...NOR do I MM, Nor do I! Bertha

mistermakeup said...

MM is a virgo - we don't take much shit, but we love to dish it out.

Anonymous said...

Are you a dumb fag? you cant catagorize everyone...How would you like to be lynched? I doubt it.....Get a life MM....Not every black HATES GAYS...and by you using "Nigger", it just proflogates negative images also about gays like you....I thought you were smarter than that...Guess not

mistermakeup said...

I stand by my comments.

mistermakeup said...

I mean, why is it ok for these assholes to go on national television and encourage their young fans to go out and kill and terrorize gay people - because that is exactly what they are doing with their comments. So what's wrong with me calling the asshole a nigger?

Anonymous said...

I hate the miggers, and every once in a while one of them speaks their mind to the press and reminds us of why we should hate them.

on another topic: Bertha, love your blog! I will be checking daily right after my MM fix.

gorgeous pic, btw. you remind me of a prettier dita van teese

mistermakeup said...

Listen, I'm not a racist, but I am prejudice - big difference. It's not the color of the skin, but the bling, bang, rap and uneducated culture that breeds white hate. I'm with Oprah and Bill Cosby, black culture needs to get their shit together. Gays take shit every fucking day, but we get up and go to work and make successes of our lives. I mean, if they're stupid enough to call each other nigger, why can't I call a spade a spade?

Charlie Hobart said...

Wow.

You're digging yourself deeper and deeper into a hole, man.

Bad vibes on this site. Hateful, too. You lost a reader in me...

mistermakeup said...

If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen...I will miss your comments - you are a good writer. However, my comments come from real urban life - how much real life have you experienced in your lily upper-middleclass Wisconsin upbringing, or at your lily white college, or in your lily white uptown neighborhood or your lily white job in the lily white suburbs?

BERTHA FROM VEGAS said...

Guess you told him!

Anonymous said...

I, too , hate all these white college kids who have never even been to a black neighborhood or even have any black friends but act all liberal. The closest they get to a black person is through the TV on sports night.

Most affluent blacks know there are big problems with rap and athletes being the ONLY role models young black kids have. Sorry but that's the truth. SALLY

RIFTGIRL said...

As long as lily-white rich businessmen choose only to promote misogynistic- and homophic-laden “celebrities” in order to fill their pockets with even more cash, then unfortunately, Sally, the role models will remain limited. Rap used to enjoy a rich and diverse offering. Check out PBS's Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes at http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/hiphop/ – the Media Literacy section in particular.

RIFTGIRL said...

I think it is worth mentioning that “Dim Tim” Hardaway's comments were in response to John Amaechi, former NBA basketball player and African American, coming out of the closet.

I also agree that if a player had mentioned that he “hates” any ethnic minority or women in a public address, he most likely would be facing much more serious consequences instead of receiving backing from the religious right and having other public figures stand in support of his “freedom of speech.” In fact, I doubt that he would still be allowed to play at all.

Instead, now we find ourselves in a situation in which, once again, gay people are faced with the fact that as far as the general public is concerned, it's still okay to mock and hate them – and perhaps such behavior should even be encouraged, Will & Grace be damned. And John Amaechi, who initially enjoyed accolades and praise with regard to his courage to come forward and stand as a role model for gay youth, now receives death threats.

I was initially very much taken aback with Mister Makeup's use of the N-word in response to Hardaway's comments. I personally hate it and find it frustrating that racism, homophobia, et. al. still run rampant. But after taking time to reread his posting and give it some thought, I almost see it as masterful in context of the point he is trying to drive home. He throws Hardaway's hate mongering directly back into his face – with the same amount of force that Dim Tim's statement bore for gay people across the nation. Seriously, if Mister Makeup had said something along the lines of “I don’t like being around dumb people,” it would have fallen flat. Instead, he make use of irony – that of one minority denouncing another's hateful remark with one of his own. Even more ironic is who's receiving the resultant flack here. He could have certainly structured his posting differently and tried to take the more PC and acceptable route. And I kind of wish he had. But then again, that's Mister Makeup for you. Never one to do the expected. (But God, I hate that word and all it represents.)

That being said, those that used Mister Makeup's posting as a springboard to spew racist sentiment is sickening to me. When is the world ever going to evolve? John Amaechi, in response to Hardaway, said we need to become a people that refuses to tolerate but rather embrace diversity. And he's absolutely right.

mistermakeup said...

Well read as well as said, darling. Bravo.

Anonymous said...

Cripes - why does everyone take everything so seriously - doesn't anyone get the irony of gay as a goose MM calling Dim Tim a racial slur - Chuckwagon belongs in the Midwest where apparently they have no sense of humor - just white guilt.

trish said...

I read it as a comparison in shocking remarks more than your personal belief system but I may be wrong.
I am constantly ridiculed for what I am as well, even from my own family, and even though I chose to be it still gets on my nerves to be lumped into a stereotype. I know, you probably find that laughable =)
\--I think you did the right thing by blanking out the word though. A slur for a slur doesn't make it any less stinging