Friday, April 17, 2009
We've Come a Long Way
Today, nobody seems to blink an eye over the insanely can't-even-deny-it-a-little gayness of American Idol's Adam Lambert (well, aside from Bill O'Reilly). Yet 20 years ago, the UK boy band Big Fun, which was so gay your face may as well get slapped by it, caused a big scandal and was shunned after its members were outed.
Ummm... yeah. Shocking that they were gay. You never would guess it from their videos. Or a photo.
Maybe the Western culture's capacity for denial has just lessened a little bit. Or again, we're just putting entertainment value over sexuality. Theories?