Monday, February 15, 2010

John Mayer Makes Anti-Gay Comment

This about as bad as you can get as far as verbal gay bashing goes. I'm posting the entire piece below instead of just linking to it. I highlighted the worst part in red. Please tweet the bottom comment, then facebook it and post it wherever you think someone will see it.

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation is making using of social media as it asks people to tweet John Mayer to ask that he apologize for using the anti-gay F-word in a segment of his Playboy interview that spread across the Web on Thursday.

“We hope the intent behind his use of the F-word was not malicious,” GLAAD’s Entertainment Media Manager Jonathan Rosales wrote in the blog Thursday. “Mayer should be more cognizant of the impact his casual use of both slurs can have.”

In the Playboy interview, Mayer was asked if he had ever kissed a guy.
He responded: “The only man I’ve kissed is Perez Hilton. It was New Year’s Eve and I decided to go out and destroy myself. I was dating Jessica [Simpson] at the time, and I remember seeing Perez Hilton flitting about this club and acting as though he had just invented homosexuality. All of a sudden I thought, I can outgay this guy right now. I grabbed him and gave him the dirtiest, tongue-iest kiss I have ever put on anybody—almost as if I hated fags. I don’t think my mouth was even touching when I was tongue kissing him, that’s how disgusting this kiss was. I’m a little ashamed. I think it lasted about half a minute. I really think it went on too long.”


While Mayer apologized for his use of a racial slur using his Twitter account to spread the message. He did not specifically apologize for using the gay slur.
GLADD is asking people to copy and paste this tweet:


“Ask @johncmayer to apologize for using an anti-gay slur in his @Playboy interview http://bit.ly/dsVcAj #LGBT”

2 comments:

Ryan said...

seems john has got himself in hot water with a lot of people over this interview. the thing is how to get him to understand that he was wrong is stop buying his music then he will get it!

ryan field said...

You're right. I saw yesterday somewhere that Oprah wouldn't even let him on her show. She doesn't want him using her show as a place to just make a quick apology. But she said if he wanted to sit and discuss his issues on her show, she'd have him on.