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Gay Guys Accuse British Comic Alan Carr Of Homophobia For Donning Fairy Wings

Alan_Carr_Fairy_PETASo here’s the gist: comedian Alan Carr appears in a new PETA campaign in which he knowingly camps it up with pink fairy wings and a magic wand and proclaims ‘Be a Little Fairy for Animals!

Annnd that’s somehow homophobic according the reaction Alan’s received from numerous gay people who see it as a harmful advancement of gay stereotypes in mainstream culture.

Like Ryan John Butler who Tweeted, “Anyone find the new PETA ad campaign really fucking offensive? Basically: gay men = fairies.”

If a gay man dresses in drag and appears on national television to compete for a prize, does that make all gay men drag queens?

If a straight guy shaves his head to appear in a commercial for the Army, do straight men = soldiers?

The argument doesn’t even merit consideration. If someone wants to act like a fairy, good on them! Why should we all have to adhere to the heteronormative version of our politically correct identities? How boring…

Luckily, Alan has a sense of humor. Here’s how he’s responded via Twitter:

h/t: Gay Star News

By:           Dan Tracer
On:           Apr 18, 2014
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  • 13 Comments
    • Mezaien
      Mezaien

      As a HOMO I say to you all HOMOS, get a life.

      Apr 18, 2014 at 8:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gskorich
      gskorich

      it’s time to stop this craziness. so a few people think it’s homophobia. that’s too bad but don’t ruin for the rest of us. some of us have a sense of humour or simply don’t care. relax people. if you look hard enough for hate you will find it

      Apr 18, 2014 at 9:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      Just so we understand here…..

      The transgender community can determine that anything is offensive and get complete backing from the gay press.

      Any other community will be mocked for doing the exact same thing. Take Note.

      If somebody would care to point out to me how what happened on RuPAul was somehow far worse than this, by all means lets hear it.

      Apr 18, 2014 at 9:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tardis
      tardis

      At this point, what exactly is homophobia? That word gets thrown around for everything.

      Apr 18, 2014 at 11:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kieran
      Kieran

      Personally, I find it a bit weird and freaky that a grown man would want to go out with fairy wings on his back waving a wand. But hey, I guess it’s no more weird than the guys who get off dressing up in wigs, bra and panties or wearing diapers. Whatever floats your boat I suppose.

      Apr 18, 2014 at 11:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • litper
      litper

      it’s not just homophobia, it’s trans propaganda of effeminacy

      Apr 18, 2014 at 11:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Daveliam
      Daveliam

      The comments sections on this site are as cringe worthy as the topics in the articles at this point. Has everyone lost their minds?

      Apr 18, 2014 at 12:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      @Daveliam:

      Please be specific.

      Apr 18, 2014 at 2:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • samoanjoe
      samoanjoe

      @litper: yawn.

      Apr 19, 2014 at 1:16 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DickieJohnson
      DickieJohnson

      All of this over-sensitivity is getting really tiresome, and out of hand. I’ve been gay all my life, and I’m getting to where I DON’T LIKE gays, or at least the vocal, bitchy, drama queens.

      Apr 19, 2014 at 2:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GeriHew
      GeriHew

      Prancing around wearing fairy wings and waving a wand is totally Alan Carr’s thing. That’s just him down to a tee. He belongs to a long and illustrious tradition of camp, gender-bending, crossdressing British entertainers. Some of whom are/were gay, and others who are/were not gay – at least not all the time.

      Apr 19, 2014 at 9:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • inbama
      inbama

      @GeriHew:
      “For those who like that sort of thing, that is the sort of thing they like.”
      – The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

      Apr 23, 2014 at 3:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • WuzUpYall
      WuzUpYall

      The ad fits Alan’s persona. So…I am more offended by being represented at gay pride by guys dancing around in their g-strings on a float broadcast by mainstream media.

      May 1, 2014 at 7:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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