Senny Dey, the well-spoken YouTube youth who ACTUALLY HAS REASONABLE THINGS TO SAY, has already taken the cast of A-List: New York to task for promoting an anti-bullying message in one moment but acting like catty better-than-thou fags during most of the show. Now he’s going after anyone who traffics in their hypocrisy. Like you, Wendy Williams.
Williams, who welcomed the LOGO series’ cast on her show (watch a clip here), is also hosting Monday’s reunion special, so you know there are corporate interests at work here. And Dey’s problem isn’t with how any gay person represents himself; whether the gays on A-List are stereotypical gays is besides his point.
It’s the blatant double speak that all of these people put forth.
“Don’t bully anyone!” the cast says (I’m paraphrasing) in its It Gets Better video. Then they bully each other and anyone who isn’t like them (poor! fat! ugly! poor!). The only exception, perhaps, is Mike Ruiz; no wonder producers gave him no screen time nor story lines. And as for Wendy Williams, she recorded her own video name dropping some of the kids who have killed themselves over homophobic bullying. “It’s gotta stop,” she says. “No one deserves to be bullied for any reason. If you’re the victim of bullying, or you witness someone being bullied, say something or tell an adult.”
And yet here she is, on her eponymous national television show, celebrating bullies.
Senny Dey? We need more human beings like you.