Behind the Scenes
Okay, now beat this question, Contestant #1.
"Do you believe that man evolved from apes?"
The judges look at the flashing thick eyelashes, long curly beautiful hair and heart-melting smile of the #1 contestant. C’mon lady, show them what you’ve got.
And her answer goes this way...
“Yes, I do believe. Just take a look at Contestant #2. Thank you.”
She waved her hand lightly then winked at Contestant #2, which then gives the watchers more pleasure and cheers.
Simple answer but it brings the crowd to its feet. Cheers, Contestant #1!
Here in our place, Miss Gay Beauty Contest is one of the most popular contests held in plazas in commemoration of festivities. It’s like the festivities are not complete without this affair.
Why? Or Why them? Is it fun? Why do people laugh when someone is humiliated in front of an audience? Is it okay?
What about these gays, are they up there on stage because of fun? Because they wanted people to laugh at them? It feels awful to hear mean comments from the crowd, even if it was only a joke. Yeah, I laughed at the jokes they throw but I don't laugh at the way they are. Who knows their story anyway?
Do you know the reason why they are doing this? Not all these contestants have the same reasons, the popularity or fun. Others have deeper reasons than what you think. But do you care to ask why? You don't judge people by the way they look or by the way they dress.
Do you know what they feel when people laugh at them just because they are them? They said its okay, they accept who they are. I know, and it’s not their fault to be that way. But others did not understand this. People were mean and cruel to them.
I used to love this contest; well, honestly until now. Its fun to hear them make jokes on their introductory speeches or on their interviews. Well, I guess its okay; small town, people knew each other, say 'hi' to everyone...
Please note that we have different cultures and point of view about things and life, the environment that we grew up isn't the same as yours. People have different perspective in life on the farm than the people who lived in the city.
This is only an observation of this contest that I’ve attended to. These scenes and the way I described it is purely the ‘behind-the-scene’ on Miss Gays' contest on our place.
Okay, to continue, my curiosity led me to discover what and how they truly feel. Other said, they’re used to it, they are used to people who makes fun on them. Other said it’s not okay. They made it sounds funny when they’re up there, hand waving, but the truth is, some of them needed to be there for some reasons... and that reason is I don’t really know.
I just know that everybody has the reasons why they react or why they are doing it. Even when they can’t say it upfront when you ask them but when you try to look deep on their eyes, then you will understand even with no words.
They’re my friends and even if they lie about their true feelings, I can still sense it. Sometimes, it hurts when bystanders would yell at them, would say mean words to them because of who they are in the society. People around don’t respect them.
They might sound too cheesy, too flirty but there’s always another story to that. Get to know them and you’ll get the biggest surprise of your life. Oh okay, no surprise. You will know that they’re just human beings too, yes, like you and me, a person who deserves to be treated with respect, like what you wanted for yourself too.
Others may enjoy the popularity, the spotlight and the cheers. But remember contestants, there’s always a price to pay.
© 2012 Mycee. All Rights Reserved.
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