Village Voice columnist and New York queer scene staple, Michael Musto, has penned a 2nd-person gay shame manifesto in which he regurgitates gay stereotypes. Here we imagine how we would debunk some of this rhetoric, given the chance to meet the fabulous Ms. Musto:
Michael: “You strangely turned off to Gaga the day she released a song about how great gays are.”
Queerty: Actually, it was the whole meat dress as a metaphor for DADT that turned us off.
Michael: “You spend half the day Photoshopping your Manhunt photos and the other half adjusting the lighting in your apartment so it’ll match when they show up.”
Response: Is Manhunt like Grindr but for guys with Hotmail accounts?
Michael: “All cute gay guys somehow know they’re cute.”
Queerty: Why, thank you!
Michael: “You actually worked out a way to get college credit for fluffing gift bags for charity events.”
Queerty: Are you talking about GLAAD Awards?
Musto, tongue permanently fixed in cheek, dumbs down gay culture to the point of self-ridicule. So if you think Michael is being serious and you’re getting all defensive, Google “facetious.” And if you think his piece is “funny-cause-it’s-true,” then we’re sorry but you’re a giant, walking, gay stereotype.