I think these things are amusing, especially thanks to Twitter. I have to admit I don't know too much about Justin Bieber, however, I should also admit I have no idea what so many people find entertaining about Bette Midler. I just don't get the appeal.
Of course the gay presses...because they are gay presses...put a spin on this one and they're making it look as if Bieber got slammed by Midler when it really was the other way around. After Beiber's dad tweeted about his son's penis size, as a joke, as sarcasm, Midler had to open her big mouth and add something serious about his dad's parenting skills. Because, you know, only Bette Midler can do sarcasm. No one else can.
So, Bieber replied to Midler with this, and he was defending his dad:
“This Britt Meddler,” Bieber mused to Billboard. “I don’t even know who that is, honestly. I wanted to immediately say ‘Who is this lady?’, but then I’m just fueling this negativity. I do feel the photo was an invasion of my privacy. I felt super violated. My dad made light of it, but I don’t think that’s sick and twisted. It was funny. Dads are going to be dads.”
You can read the rest here. Of course Britt Midler responded.
Say what you will about Bieber but he was defending his dad this time.
Oprah, Gayle, and Chick-Fil-A
This one is even more entertaining than the Beiber/Britt Midler article. Evidently, Oprah and her "best friend" Gayle are supporting Chick-Fil-A and the gay presses are wondering WTF is up with that. Actually, they're going berserk.
But not everyone is pleased with the Oprah machine throwing its support behind such a vocally antigay company.
“Very disappointed you & the magazine support this awful company,” one person commented on the photo.
“I thought better of you than this @gayleking,” another person said.
“How disappointing. A company like Chick Fil A should not be supported,” a third person added.
I have to admit that I've never once had Chick-Fil-A. We don't have them in Bucks County, at least not anywhere near New Hope. I would imagine there are a few between New Hope and New York City I could check out, and one did just open in Manhattan, however, after hearing about how antigay they are I honestly never wanted to go out of my way to support them as a customer.
Evidently, Oprah and her "best friend" Gayle don't agree.
Activists are calling for a boycott of O Magazine and I'm wondering who still reads magazines in the first place.
You can check this out here.
More About PrEP
I think the entire concept of PrEP is a good idea because it seems to be helping a lot of gay men. And that's as far as I want to take it here. I know there's controversy surrounding it, however, I hear more good things about it than bad. And I hear them on a one to one basis most of the time.
I've even incorporated PrEP into my next Rainbow Detective book because it fit so well into the story line with Blair and Proctor.
Here's a piece about a guy who's doing PrEP and he's speaking very candidly about his life.
This guy on PrEP likes to party and he’s not gonna let you slut-shame him. Public Health Solutions has released a pro-PrEP ad and, well, see for yourself.
We’re all about getting the word out, but we can’t believe nobody caught the link between a young, hot gay guy saying he “likes to party” and the link to PnP (i.e. crystal meth) that’s so closely aligned with “partying.”
There's a video that I think is worth watching if for no other reason than to learn more about PrEP.
I'm also NOT a fan of slut-shaming...or any other kind of shaming online or in public.
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