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So Anna Paquin swings both ways...
...its more fun than going to the dentist.
Having little access to the news lately, I popped onto a news site today to see what they are lying about now. There, under entertainment was the glorious headline: Anna Paquin: “I am bisexual.”
I have four preliminary questions:
1. Who the heck is Anna Paquin?
2. Who cares who she is “doing what” with?
3. Do these "Hollywoodies" think that their sexuality is the number one aspect that defines who they are?
4. Why do the media keep shoving it in our face as if it’s important?
What would be wrong with a headline like: Anna Paquin, “I love acting,” or, “I love to salsa.”? She could still swing whichever way she wants. I am tired of hearing about who is doing what with whom, and I am tired of being subliminally told that sexual preference is a priority in defining who one is. (I am also tired of all the trashy, low-life gossip magazines shoved in your face at the check-out counter of the grocery store.) A person can be many things i.e., a doctor, a dentist, a scientist, a teacher, a parent; these are noble, noteworthy accomplishments that define the depth of your character and determination to be of some value to society, to give back to others in this life. Who you sleep with has nothing to do with any of these things.
“Hey look at me, I have sex with men and women,” is not a noble, or noteworthy accomplishment of value to society. Neither is, “Hey, I’m gay,” “Hey, I’m a lesbian, or “Hey, I am heterosexual,” for that matter. Famous heterosexuals are just as guilty. I am not bashing one’s sexuality, I am bashing those who think its important for everyone else to know all about it.
The majority of people have the ability to strip off their clothes and get it on with someone. It’s not a new discovery nor is it rocket science. Who you get it on with doesn’t make you any more special or valuable than anyone else… (unless Tiger Woods is paying you to keep quiet.) It is not the top defining factor of one’s life. Yet, everyday someone, somewhere seeks to glorify them self in the media by wearing their sexuality and related habits on their shirt-sleeve like a badge of honor. This is not honorable, there is nothing to honor.
You are not important because of who you have sex with, you are important because of the way you touch other people’s lives (and no, that does not include touching them with what’s in your pants). Get a life.
Famous people are in a terrific position in life to inspire and motivate people to be the best they can be, to do something great in life; and some do. But who gets the attention of all the media? It is not the one's doing something noble, it is the one's with their pants down and they wonder why no one's watching as much or reading as much. It's all fluff and no substance.