COMMENTS: Dr. Oz Stinks, Carnival Cruise Sinks, And More!

Time for the Queerty Week in Comments, with the most compelling, thought-provoking or just downright bitchy comments that came directly from you, the readers!

“So to Dr. Oz a ‘positive result’ would be to ‘repair’ the patient of his homosexuality? Aside from the fact that his attitude is insulting and dangerous to every gay person in America, he’s lying out of his ass. Why did he not tell his audience of his findings, instead of giving a national platform to a hate group and allowing them to masquerade as experts?”

Niles, in Dr. Oz Discusses The “Merits” Of Reparative Therapy

“I had a similar punishment handed to me when I was in the Army. This guy and I had a fist fight (he told our drill sergeant that I beat him up) and we were made to hold hands while we skipped across the field singing Skip-To-My-Lou. It worked. I never got into another fight.


“New York City 1980. I was 22. Just as we were, ahem, finishing up news came that John Lennon had been killed. How could I ever forget?”

Pierre, in QUESTION: How Old Were You When You Lost Your Virginity?
“Really, someone–or a couple of someones—at Carnival should be shown the door over this. Not only was this communication blatantly homophobic, it was phrased in the most ham-handed, condescending manner possible.

The response from the cruise organizers wasn’t any better, frankly. They sound clueless, naive, and out of their depth. If I was booked on that cruise, I would be demanding a full refund immediately. And of course, there’s no way I will ever go near a Carnival cruise, absent an immediate retraction and some serious apologizing by someone with “CEO” next to their name.

The cruise organizers have a lot to answer for, and it’s pretty much a safe bet that their business just tanked permanently. With just cause.