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Army Spc. Codey Wilson Spoofed DADT. Guess How He Was Rewarded?

For uploading the video of him and his comrades dancing to Ke$ha’s “Blah Blah Blah,” a take on the ridiculousness of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, Army Spc. Codey Wilson, who dreams of being a film director, was investigated, forced to write a letter to his superiors explaining his actions, and put on garbage duty. Hey: Beats getting kicked out of the military like actual homosexuals.

Wilson headed back to Iraq, for the second time, after an eight month leave. He can’t wait to be done, he tells New York.

Nobody in Wilson’s “If the Army Goes Gay” video is actually gay, even though that’s the part that a lot of people got stuck on. He says he’d be shocked (shocked, not upset, he is careful to say) if he found out there were any gay guys in his unit. “They’re all from Virginia, where we have a lot of straight arrows.”

Wilson says there are homophobes on the base, “backcountry rednecks” whom Wilson makes fun of, but mostly makes fun with, because that is how you get across the sand. There were guys in the company who thought Wilson was disrespecting the unit or speaking out in favor of the repeal. “I was also getting gay jokes for a while, but I have kind of a reputation at home—I’ve had like 50 girlfriends—so let people make jokes.”

His gym was just subjected to a mortar attack. Six men were injured. Nobody died.

“The most special thing about the video I made,” says Wilson, “is that for a few days, we kind of became members of society. It was like we actually mattered.”

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    Oh I get it now!!! Ya can act Gay in the military, just don’t be Gay………..

  • Phil

    Ha ha, I’ve had, like, fifty girlfriends at the age of, what, thirty? Yea, I don’t have intimacy or commitment issues at all. Because I’m a heterosexual and only our relationships count.

  • Kieran

    How come the Logo channel can’t produce gay programming like this?

  • Jason

    So, which was more effective – this or Choi?

  • Michael

    IMHO, this is a great statement. The soldiers do not obviously care if gays serve in the military. And, just in my own opinion again, I really think there were a couple of guys in the video that were just too pretty to be totally straight.

  • JonnyJ

    @Michael: I agree. This is much more effective than Choi’s drama-queen protesting. It’s better to hear that members of the military really don’t care, than to hear Choi is upset.

    This should be promoted.

  • Billy

    You can obviously tell they are straight by they way they can’t dance LMAO, but a very cute video nonetheless.

  • FullStraightJacket

    Haha. this is much better than Dan Choi’s desperate attempts at getting attention and speaking fees.

    These guys are cool. They’re real. They deserve an award.

    Do they charge for appearances?

  • Lee

    @Phil: What the heck is wrong with you? He’s not homophobic, why are you insulting him.

  • Hilarious

    @Lee: You sure about that?

    Read his comments again. Especially the one where he says he’s been homophobic to fit in. He’s exclaimed many times that he’s not in favor of a repeal and made it certain that his video is mocking gays yet gay men keep defending him.

    Stop. Just stop.

  • Hilarious

    Oh and PS: Dude is a total moron because Virginia is chock full of closeted gay jocks. All of the guys who ever hit on me in my home town were big gay jocks and my schools were full of army brats who couldn’t wait to enlist. So I wouldn’t be surprised if plenty of the guys who are “straight arrows” are gay as hell.

    Northern VA and DC are full of gay men. I seriously can’t stand the fact that this uninformed bigot is getting so much positive attention from gay men when he doesn’t have a clue what he’s talking about.

    The fact that he can live in VA and not know that gay men are all over the place is proof enough that he has no clue about the subject. Even down in the southern most tip of Virginia you’ll find a pretty gay redneck who can’t wait to catch you alone and start making moves.

    I knew there was a reason his video irked me behind the obvious. Now it all makes sense because those same closeted gay jocks also turn around and get very homophobic to keep their secret.

    Wouldn’t be surprised if the guy who made it was one of them. Enjoy your trash duty…

  • Blake J


    Of course that is how it works!

    Watch all these movies about activities including acting, singing, dancing, etcetera (typically aimed at children and teenagers), which are usually havens for a fair amount of “queer” youth and all the focus is on the straight anomalies.

    The message being that you can be part of the performance arts, previously deemed less masculine than sports, as long as you are not gay.

    They (almost) all take place in a magical land where fairies do not exist!!!


    @Blake J: Absolute 100% Co-Sign. The most maddening example currently played out on the TVs is on So You Think You Can Dance……Don’t know if ya watch. Howeva Billy Bell has consistently been praised by every single judge as far and above one of the absolute best dancers the show has ever had in its 8 seasons. Yet each and every week he was voted into the bottom three. Anyone who possesses a pair of working eyeballs can plainly see what an incredibly talented dancer he is. The judges saved him every week, until last week when he was eliminated. Reason: The kid makes no effort to hide being Gay. And belive it or not middle America could not bring it self to vote for a dancer who happened to be Gay….Imagine that, a Gay dancer……….. ;(

  • Dawson

    @Jason: One comes from a possible ally in the movement and the other comes from a sell out that takes $10,000 for a speaking engagement but is defended for doing so by the same people that bitch about Joe Solomnese making $450,000 a year. You can come to your own conclusion.

  • Sceth

    Jeez; what complainers!

    0:37 – Even a face looks great in uniform.

  • Dawson

    @PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS: Yes, that must be it, that is why Adam Lambert got voted off of American Idol at such an early stage, oh wait! Maybe its because the dude has the charisma of a gold fish, and people normally vote for charisma in such competitions.

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