Really? Did Tina Fey really need to say "That's boring and gay?"
Some are upset over the twisted SNL skit Fey did with a 16 year old singer, but I fell asleep before it came on. But, Fey offended me in another way before I fell asleep. She was playing a character who said "This is so boring and Gay," referring to a golf game. Really? Couldn't she have stopped at "This is so boring?"
I'm really sick of comedians who say they support gay people, yet continue making many gay jokes. I'm sorry Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, and Tina Fey, I really admire your intelligence, your wit, and your advocacy, but what you giveth with one hand, you taketh away with a stupid gay joke.
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Thank God, we've advanced past the mainstream comedians of the past like Mel Brooks and Eddie Murphy who openly used the word "faggot," (see History of the World Part I) but continuing to say "that's gay" and equating the word gay with something bad or stupid is not helping the cause. These insidious jokes hurt us, even if it's just a little SNL skit.
Perhaps it would have been better to do a joke about how the Catholic church is blaming child molestation on gay priests in the hopes that no one will get upset with the fact that straight priests are molesting little girls. How about a skit about how the Catholic Church goes out of its way to create the belief that pedophilia and homosexuality are the same thing.
I urge comedians, especially my hero comedians; Fey, Colbert, and Stewart, to think twice before they go for the easy gay-joke-laugh.