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Joe King Whined Like A Bitch When Amazon Yanked His “I’m Just A Sissy” Calendar

Queerty reported last week about Christian cartoonist Joe King and his crass calendar, I’m Not Gay, I’m Just a Sissy: 12 Months of Sexual Confusion—which took potshots at the LGBT community with jokes not worthy of a Mallard Filmore strip.The same day, and after dozens of one-star reviews, Barns & Noble pulled the item off its website. (The calendar was never offered in stores.)

Now Amazon.com has pulped the calendar as well, thanks to pressure from GLAAD, bloggers like us and consumers like you (Everyone give themselves a pat on the back.)

“This calendar has no business being sold and supported by reputable retailers,” said GLAAD communications director Herndon Graddick. “King has a right to his opinions, however anti-gay or anti-transgender they may be, but retailers also have the right to decide that they don’t want to support hateful and dehumanizing content like this.”

King (left) has been addressing the ongoing situation on his “blog”—and we use the term loosely—first with mocking remarks:

“Hoo-we! Hell hath no fury like a he/she scorned… The telephone tree of tantrums is lit up like a Las Vegas marquee for ‘Boy-Lesque’ today with hate mail, threats of boycott and even the risk of Jesus spitting on me for my ‘Sissy’ calendar.”

Once the retailers dropped his calendar, though, King, like so many Fundamentalist bigots, began positioning himself as a victim.

“I feel like David vs. the gay Goliath. id vs. the gay Goliath. Where is every body? That’s OK, I still have a sling shot…”

Oh yeah, Joe. We run the world—us and the Jews, right?

By:           Dan Avery
On:           Jan 2, 2012
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  • 9 Comments
    • Shannon1981
      Shannon1981

      What more could we expect? He is obviously an ignorant, uneducated hick who has read nothing but the Bible his entire life. As you say, he has a right to his opinion. However, those of us who have moved into the 21st century have the right to say something about it to the people who matter.

      Jan 2, 2012 at 1:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the crustybastard
      the crustybastard

      No doubt Jesus’ teaching was empty and his suffering a waste if Joe King isn’t allowed to profit by creating cartoons that mock other people.

      Jan 2, 2012 at 3:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the other Greg
      the other Greg

      Seriously, is that how he dresses? Maybe the comment “I’m just a sissy” referred to himself.

      Jan 2, 2012 at 5:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TedSmitts
      TedSmitts

      Just another example of the gay mafia striking again!

      Jan 2, 2012 at 6:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cathy Brennan
      Cathy Brennan

      This headline – Joe King Whined Like A Bitch When Amazon Yanked His “I’m Just A Sissy” Calendar – is misogynist.

      Jan 3, 2012 at 5:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joey
      Joey

      You have to be Joe King!!

      Jan 5, 2012 at 12:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Josh
      Josh

      Justice! Thank you GLAAD for this, and all that you do. :) Thanks to myself and everyoen who complained and got this hateful, dehumanizing calendar off the market. :)

      -Josh

      Jan 5, 2012 at 8:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Josh
      Josh

      @the other Greg: Hahahha. Good one. :)

      Jan 5, 2012 at 8:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Josh
      Josh

      @Shannon1981: Thank you dear Shannon. :) I could not have said it better myself. :)

      Jan 5, 2012 at 8:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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