Each week, Queerty picks one blowhard, hypocrite, airhead, sanctimonious prick or other enemy of all that is queer to be the Douche of the Week. Have a nominee for DOTW? E-mail it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s rare that a winner for Douche of the Week is abundantly apparent. Usually there are at least a half-dozen candidates that we have to
throw darts at consider seriously before making our pick.
But this week it was a no-brainer.
Republican Presidential hopeful Herman Cain made an ass of himself on The Piers Morgan Show when he indicated he thought being gay or lesbian was a choice. “I think it’s a sin because of my biblical beliefs and, although people don’t agree with me, I happen to think that it is a personal choice,” he told Morgan. “I respect their right to make that choice. You don’t see me bashing them. I respect them to have the right to make that choice [but] I don’t have to agree with it. That’s all I’m saying.”
To his credit, Morgan asked how Cain would feel if people said he chose to be African-American. “Piers, Piers. This doesn’t wash off. I hate to burst your bubble,” Cain replied.
We assume Cain referring to his skin color, but maybe he meant his stupidity?
Dan Savage went off on Cain yesterday, adding that if sexuality really is something we choose then Cain, presumably a lifelong heterosexual, should be able to switch sides and give the noted sex columnist a blow job. (Excuse us while we wipe that mental picture from our brain.)
But as others have pointed out, being gay is a kind of choice: We can choose to live authentically as the LGBT people we truly are, or we can lead flat, shackled lives pretending to be something we’re not.
You know, like a politician.
All together now: What a douche!