Washed up pop star and avowed homosexual Pete Burns ain’t down with gay marriage: “I think two men naturally are predators. Gay relationships are a commercial break, not a whole movie. …It’s as though there’s some kind of emotional inadequacy or narcissism, where they feel emotionally inadequate and need more validation, from either a father figure or a mirror image of themselves. I’m not condemning it, I think it needs researching and help.” Um, look in the mirror, babe. [Joe.My.God]
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He didn’t think it was emotional inadequacy a couple of years ago when he publicly announced his engagement on an early evening chat show, only to be dumped by said man a week or so later. I think this is just the ramblings of a man scorned.
By making a generalization of the gay community, Pete Burns does a disservice to himself. Sure, there are gay men who are promiscuous but the same thing could be said about straight males, yet are we going to question our rights to marriage based on stereotypes ?
this guy should speak for himself, many gays are monogamous and want relationships
I have watched this man evolve over the past two decades into a caricature of a drag queen. Who gives two shits what he thinks about marriage.
We agree with gay marriage
We don’t agree with gay marriage
We agree with gay marriage
We don’t agree with gay marriage..
Phew, what do we want? Do we even know? Heck-as long as we’re bitching I guess…
Sounds like a personal problem to me.
What exactly would be a mirror image of Pete Burns, and if he saw one would he be able to recognize himself?
Who cares what he looks like, his comments are fairly right on.
um…no, they’re not. He’s using a generalization for a certain type of male and applying that to the entire population of gay men. That’s not “fairly right on”…at all. This haphazard use of generalizations and stereotypes is exactly why our society lacks a proper channel of understanding. This idea completely discounts the very nature of Nature’s exceptions, which in my belief is one part of the cause of homosexuality (well partly, I could go on for hours).
Pete Burns is absolutely vile! No one should take him seriously. I watched his atrocious behaviour on celebrity Big Brother here in the UK/Ireland a few years ago, and it left me with a more-than-sour taste.
Alacer, Generalizations and stereotypes are there for a reason, because they are based in fact. That does not mean that every stereotype applies to every member of a particular group, there are always exceptions to every general statement. The nature of nature’s exceptions, no? Just because you do not like the statement Burns made does not make it any less true.
“Our society lacks a proper channel of understanding” What does that even mean?
It must suck to have to trade on “one hit wonder” status while trying to find another way to be relevant.
I wouldn’t know though coz I’ve never had a hit; except for that one to the back of the head.
Jon, generalizations are not necessarily based in fact; indeed, many are based in ignorance. With respect to this particular subject, I believe that one needs to examine a shift among demographics. What may have been applicable to an older generation, may not be so “generally” true of a younger generation. And, within my own generation of gay men in their mid-30’s to mid 40’s, my partner and I are surrounded by other gay couples who are in enviably long term relationships–and monogomous ones at that (something not mentioned by Pete Burns). I’m not suggesting that there is anything wrong with being single or devoted to serial relationships, I’m just stating the fact that there are many of us who are in committed relationships that have withstood the test of time. As for those who are not in such relationships, there may be other influences at hand, beside the trite and overused cliche that gay men are narcissists or desperate for a father’s approval; some may simply enjoy variety.
This stereo-type is ridiculous in that straights just cover it up better, hiding behind the “illusion” of the white picket fence, happy marriage and 2 perfect children. We gay guys just don’t hide it. All human beings are searching for mirroring, validation and love and often in ways that lead us no where. But its not a problem that only one particular group of people have. How many straight men are seeking their mommmies in relationships, or straight women their fathers.
This queen just suffers from a lot of self loathing projected onto others.
I heard the interview and he was clear that he is not against marriage but he feels gay couples don’t have role models growing up and marriage will not be an option for himself in the future as he is hurt. In his marriage to his previous husband (as he calls her) if the relationship changed or the rules changed they would talk upfront and be honest. He didn’t get that respect from his current husband. Lets also face it, he new Michael was trouble even before they were married…but sometimes the heart speaks louder than your brain… I can’t fault him for that. So before we hate on Pete lets listen to the entire interview instead of just the snippets that the media push out of context to make news… Like “ooooooh even Pete Burns thinks like an extreme conservative” goood story but not true…out of context …
oh well… sad
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