Dancing With The Gay Stars
Okay now I have officially heard it all. Apparently some of my comrades in gayness are flying into a fit at the fact that Lance Bass is going to be on Dancing With The Stars but will have (take a deep breath and clutch your pearls boys) a female partner! ARGHHHHHH!!! I can't take it! (Yes, meant to sound like a Peanuts character) Come on gays, lighten up. The show isn't Dancing With The Gay Stars - Don't Get Me Started!
Although Bass' camp is saying that he is just fine with being heterosexually partnered for the show and a producer for the show made a statement that the show isn't a dating show (even though it's turned out that way on occasion) still some of my pals with the pink arm bands on are claiming that fear of advertising backlash is what paired Bass with a girl.
I'll admit that I have a soap box that I practically carry around with me at all times as I'm always ranting about something (thus the "Don't Get Me Started" title of my blog) but I just think this is ridiculous. If they really want something to be upset about they should be upset about the fact that Dancing With The Stars (and other highly rated network shows) is known for preferring to cast heterosexual men as the "professional dancers" on the show. This came out a couple of seasons ago. Why you may ask? No one is saying for sure but I would think it's because the show thrives on having the straight jocks on the show and they would be less inclined to be on the show if they thought their competitors were busy looking at their ass. Plus let's face it, one of the ideas behind the show was to show that not all dancers are swishy fellows with sequins (well, they've accomplished part of that goal). But allow me to remind Dancing With The Stars (and other show producers) of the quote Mel Brooks says in the movie, To Be Or Not To Be, "Without Jews, Gypsies and Faggots there would be no theatre!" Such also is the case with these shows. They may not want to show us but we're there...case in point, Bruno.
I guess what gets me is all the defensiveness. I don't care that Lance Bass is dancing with a girl, frankly it'll give me a few minutes to not think of him as on my team. I'm so bored with Lance Bass gay mania that I could puke. He didn't discover the gene that makes us gay, he didn't even lead the charge on gay marriage so why we should be clinging to him (like the pants of a male ballroom dancer) as our best chance to get gay across to middle America is simply beyond me. I don't have anything against the guy but come on, he's just a guy who was in a boy band and admitted that he sucks dick. End of story. Sorry Lance, just don't see you as the Great White Gay Hope!
And let's be honest, I think if the gays who are so offended took a moment to be sensible they would see that it doesn't make sense to have Lance dance with another guy. Who would wear the dress? What would the costumers do? And honestly, you can quick step or waltz all you want around this issue to me it's just a bunch of jive. Dancing With The Gay Stars - Don't Get Me Started!
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