Adrianne Curry is usually A-OK in our book.
Though we knew little about her before she won the first season of America’s Next Top Model, we’ve since learned that the allegedly bisexual model defends a woman’s right to choose, supports same-sex marriage, and swears that if she were President, she’d legalize or at least regulate, prostitution and drugs. And, per a Tweet and accompanying shot of her bedazzled bust on Thursday afternoon, we also found out that she’s “white trash with money.”
We don’t even begrudge her for the multiple seasons of My Fair Brady or the unintentionally funny ads she did as the spokeswoman for The Flex Belt, though there’s no way we believe she ever regularly used that thing.
Make that money while you can, girlfriend.
But we do take issue with Curry’s recent Facebook Note, “Gay Retarded Fag,” in which she appears to be alarmed by the phenomenon of people campaigning to make others stop using the words, well, “gay,” “retarded” and “fag.”
In her note, Curry argues that these terms have been have been “hijacked” and have taken on newer, less potent definitions. She continues:
“yet people claim they STILL mean
Gay = homosexual
Retarded-someone with Downs or impaired in some way
Fag= slur for homosexual
Yet, two of these words no longer hold their original meaning
Faggot=wood…a faggot of wood
So, it was ok to originally hijack them to make them mean something else….but we can’t do it again? We can’t now change their meanings to something different…something less offensive?”
Curry’s Facebook fans chimed in and Curry then added more brilliance in the comments:
“so what if the word rape…or drugs…hurts me? Dont you understand…you cannot bend society to make YOU more comfortable? its such a selfish thing to ask…if you have a CLOSE FRIEND who says something that hurts you…fine…but to expect other to not say “your so gay” when someone is being lame just cause you dont like it? Eh”
Sure, Curry is far from the enemy when it comes to LGBT rights. There are scores of people who happily and frequently use much nastier rhetoric to whip up a mass homophobic fervor. But wouldn’t it be nice if an ally like her could stop decrying oversensitivity and realize that there are plenty of words that could be used as substitutes that are less-rooted in intolerance, instead of pretending to be an ignorant bitch?
And of course, with the rampant hijacking of words going on, when we say “bitch” we’re using the Merriam-Webster definition: “a malicious, spiteful or overbearing woman.”
Image via Adrianne Curry