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And I Am Telling You Men Need To Stop Singing Dreamgirls

Updated on May 17, 2007

And I AmTelling You...You Men Shouldn't Be Singing Dreamgirls! - Don't Get Me Started!

I don't care that Rosie has had one on The View or that we should all stand proud behind our gay guy pals as they plaster all over YouTube with their renditions of And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going from Dreamgirls, I'm telling you it ain't right and I can take no more of it. (And that goes for kids singing this song too - totally inappropriate.) And I am telling men shouldn't be singing Dreamgirls! - Don't Get Me Started!

I have never been one to think that the "pronoun switch" that many performers do in order to sing a song that was created for the opposite sex is proper. In my opinion, if it's written for a man, then a man should sing it and vice versa. I don't want to hear, "Someday she'll come along, the gal I love." When it's supposed to be, "Someday he'll come along, the man I love." Do you mean to tell me that there are not enough songs in the universe? Couldn't you find something else to sing that is say, more appropriate?

And then there are the gays (God love us) who don't change the pronoun and love singing, "And all because of the man that got away." But times have changed, we get it, you're gay but you're singing a woman's song my dears and unless you're doing Judy at a Palm Springs drag club at 3am complete with the over-the-top Judy palsy mannerisms from the movie A Star Is Born, I'm just not buying. It's not shocking or inventive it's just something I'm not interested in and don't get why anyone else would be, frankly.

But in a recent search for YouTube clips for the site I was simply amazed at the amount of people who post themselves on YouTube singing THE song from Dreamgirls and how many of them are men. I don't care if you actually sound good singing the song or you're black, white or albino (although most of them are white boys trying to sing that funky music) you just need to stop it right now. Most of you are doing impersonations of Jennifer Holiday. I thought we all got over that when Sam Harris channeled Patti LaBelle on "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" in the 80's on Star Search. Boys, boys, boys, we've been there, seen it and please dear God, can't we get past it?

As I've said before, I have never understood why some gays find it attractive or funny to become a cartoon version of a black woman in their mannerisms. All the "Girl, you know what I'm saying" with the head bobbing and arms a flailing just grates on my last nerve. I would get it if that's just who you are as a person but these mannerisms are put on and well, yuck. I can hear some of you six foot, seventy pound white boys now, "Girl you know you just be a hater cause you ain't got no pipes to be singing so good." I'm not a girl, I'm a man and I'm not trying to be mean or bitchy, I'm just really begging you to stop embarrassing yourself and every man, woman, child and decent drag queen in the universe.

Someone has got to put a stop to this and it may as well be me. But just in case you aren't the following YouTube videos... And I am telling men shouldn't be singing Dreamgirls! - Don't Get Me Started!

However boys, if you must bellow it out...please do it as part of your own space, part of your own's your accompanist...

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      Jodie 8 years ago

      As a gay dude, I still agree with you. The ridiculous uncalled for flaming(if you will) mannerisms piss me off to no end. No one cares that anyone is gay. You don't need to announce it to the world. You really don't.

      However, I must say this about "And I Am Telling You". I think it's a great song that requires a lot of skill to sing and actually sound good doing it. If a man can do it, awesome. As long as it sounds good I don't care who sings what, and if they change the words or not.

      But for the most part, i agree with you. [=

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      darron 10 years ago from New York City

      very funny!

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      Cory Zacharia 10 years ago

      So true. But then, I'm a woman and I need to stop singing Dreamgirls, too.

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      somelikeitscott 10 years ago from Las Vegas

      So glad I could help...but come on, is it not true???

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      Cory Zacharia 10 years ago

      My first laugh of the day. Thank you, Scott!