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You guys really consider that a “men’s outfit”? If that’s what he ended up wearing, then he was still wearing female clothing and looking quite androgynous. Think someone just wants to make a stink to get a little attention. Trans is the new gay. =)
The emails speak for themselves. Why hire a “queer” male who dresses in female normative clothing and attempt to change him? If they wanted a normative male look they should have pick someone else. Yea he has a reason to be upset and should sue if he didn’t get paid the agreed amount and some for the slander that he was late (unprofessional).
I think the word you were looking for is “Transphobic” rather than “homophobic”. Unless ofcourse you equate dressing like a woman with being gay.
@Kieran: “Unless ofcourse you equate dressing like a woman with being gay.”
I don’t think this is a case of homophobia. Instead, I think it’s a fear of unorthodox behaviour.
You’ve got to remember that “homophobia” is an invented term. Therefore, its reason for existence cannot be traced back to a logical evolution in the way most words evolved. When you break it down, “homo” means “same” and “phobia” means fear. Therefore, in translation, it becomes a fear of same.
This could mean a man fearing another man who has the same car as he does. Or a man fearing another man because he has the same moustache as he does.
In any case, BET is not a paragon of decency in my view. Its whole reason for existence is sexism and racism, isn’t it?
B. Scott wants to have it both ways. What the fuck is “gender non-conforming” anyway? His behavior and shtick has always been about shock value and little of anything else. Having said that, he’ll probably win his lawsuit or get a very hefty settlement.
@Black Pegasus: How exactly is B. Scott wanting to have it both ways?
Look, I get a lot of people are uncomfortable with a man who wants to dress in ways that have been traditionally viewed as the domain of women. It isn’t so far back that women wearing slacks would have been unheard of, right? Yet today we don’t think anything about it. If you feel more comfortable in your skin in gym clothes versus a sheer jacket, that’s on you. But let’s stop this judgmental bullshit over such superficial issues.
Just because someone is different, or expresses themselves differently than one person does (or different than someone else thinks they should) that doesn’t make them broken, it makes the other a bigot.
B. Scott has previously and on multiple occasions been shown and welcomed on BET 106 and Park in fully woman attire. I personally think that the outfit they changed him into was better then the one he showed up in and I think that’s why they made him change. And if they wanted him to look more like a man why would they have given him this sapphire blue blazer and shoes to match. I LIVE for B. Scott and his fashion but his claim to being discriminated against is baseless when you check his track record with BET.
Sue the shit out of them.
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