Poor Gary. Since posting about the Buju Banton debacle at the Bluebird nightclub, he's been bombarded with pro-Banton commentors. And unfortunately, they're not being nice either... Thankfully here on bilerico.com, our dissenters were civilized and able to discuss their thoughts and concerns like adults.
One comment purportedly from Dave Kubiak, the manager of the Bluebird, says:
Dave Kubiak said...
Gary's ignorance and false accusations ruined a lot of people's evening, Btown Glbt name, and cost me a lot of cash. So it is well deserved. This is just the begining. We are all going to be blogging your gay site for a while. enjoy cleaning up the mess, talk about to much time on oyur hands.
3:02 PM EDT
While it is doubtful that its the real Kubiak posting on AI, perhaps it will serve to illustrate a larger lesson. The reason that I advocated for canceling Buju Banton's concert on bilerico was simple. He sings songs that tell people to pour acid (among other acts of violence) on the heads of gay men and lesbians. As an entertainer, he has fans. And fans do some stupid shit - as this example shows clearly.
By posting homophobic song lyrics that advocate violence on Gary's blog - as well as other derogatory comments - they are simply trying to intimidate him - to punish him, if you will. Why? Why should Gary be punished for saying that he didn't think glorifying the killing of gays and lesbians was appropriate entertainment? Isn't it his right as an American to stand up and speak on issues of importance to him? While the pro-Banton crowd screams censorship, they're attempting to censor Gary by intimidation and threats of violence.
So are these the same idiots that if Banton had come to Bloomington and sang his song of hate and destruction would have run right out to the closest gay bar to do some bashing? All in the name of the Rastafarian religion, of course. You know, the religion of non-violence and love? It seems to make about as much sense as what they're attempting now...