I'm tired of it. When did we, as a country, stop recognizing our First Amendment right to free speech? Last I heard, it wasn't a crime to have an opinion either. I'm really not picking on GLAAD in particular, they just happen to be jumping onto the nearest soapbox and barking their protest over something I consider so insignificant that it doesn't require the waste of words. I don't condone racism, homophobia or any -ism or phobia, but I don't believe every little comment requires an apology or even a bullet point.
If the knock had been at expense of straight, middle-aged, bald white males with toupees would it still be an issue? Would hair-rights advocates jump on the bandwagon? Would the chrome-dome nation flood the press circuit expressing their anguish? Is Will Smith's career over? Will he have to go to counseling to get over his scripted homophobia? Will Hancock be renamed to Foot Penis? Tune in next week for a new episode of Mope.
Hancock Makers Accused Of Homophobia
9 July 2008 12:13 PM, PDT
Bosses at The Gay + Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) allege a scene in the superhero movie takes a "cheap, unfunny shot at gay people".
The offending scene involves Smith's washed up crime fighter dismissing other superhero images, saying, "Homo. Homo in red. Norwegian Homo."
GLAAD chiefs claim "the slur sends a message that it's okay to discriminate against gay people".
Representatives for Columbia Pictures, the studio behind the movie, have refused to comment.