Did we wake up in another dimension?
The Dallas city council has launched a campaign against saggy pants. This debate ain’t new, but their tactics certainly are: they’ve commissioned rapper Dooney Da’ Priest to spread the distinctly homophobic message:
You walk the streets with your pants way down low/ I don’t know/ looks to me you on the down low.
If you stand up straight, bet your pants fall/ Might as well walk around with your pants off/
Pull ’em up, pull ’em up, pull ’em up/ Be a real man/ Stand up/ Is that your underwear, man? Pull your pants up.
Mr. Dooney also claims that saggy jeans mean you’re looking to get fucked. If you ask us, Dooney and Dallas’ politicians are fucked in the head.
They are using the fear of being thought gay as a tactic to get others to do something they want. It does not matter whether that something is good or bad.
How many times have you heard male children told not to cry because it was a sign of weakness [read gay]. A 3-year old in Florida was accidentally beaten to death a couple of years ago in the process of his father trying to teach him to fight to toughen him up, so, as the mother testified, he wouldn’t turn out gay. It is relevant that his parents came from the same culture that this homohating campaign is directed to. BTW, after having been hospitalized before for the abuse but returned to his parents, he slipped into his final coma while his parents were at a Bible study class. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronnie_Paris
The campaign’s rap song includes the warmly motivational lyrics:
“looks to me you’re on the ‘downlow’…
On behalf of real men…
Be a real man …
showin your behind to other dudes..
This is EXACTLY the kind of demonization of being gay that is at the core of Donnie McClurkin’s “ministry” and the cluelessness about how inexcusable that is appears to be shared by both Barack Obama and the wise men of Dallas.
It’s also a lesson in duplicity. Not too long ago (and probably still), the type of people that look like the guy pictured were the very ones promoting baggy pants as something cool. In fact, wearing tight pants was seen as an attempt by women to show off the shape of their body – something men weren’t supposed to do. Leland said it best.
“They are using the fear of being thought gay as a tactic to get others to do something they want“. Precisely.
Dawster, that’s one point. I certainly get that a straight people like to reinforce their sexuality, but what makes them think everybody needs to hear their negativity towards all things gay in a general audience? I’d have a funky good time if gays were to REALLY deride heterosexuality in the media any chance they got, just to see how shitty they’d feel and look when they got their own medicine. Of course jerks like the pictured would be ready to fight if you act just as stupid as them.