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June 08, 2006

Everyone's an ...ist except me!

As ever Simon HB gets it spot-on over at No Rock&Roll Fun. This time dissecting the Guardian article opinion piece on the Chris Moyles 'gay' ringtone furore.

"Ben Summerskill, chief executive of Stonewall, agrees that the offence is probably unintended, but adds drily: "He's not especially homophobic because, as Halle Berry pointed out the other day, he's racist as well." Summerskill says he's unsurprised by the BBC governors' response given the "inexcusable" lack of an openly gay board member. "They are presuming to be down with the kids. It's like a dowager duchess turning up at a dinner party in a rubber mini-skirt and pretending she's hip."

It's interesting how the negative stereotyping of homosexuals is wrong, but it's fine to create lazy stereotypes about older people.

Posted by Tom Dolan at June 8, 2006 05:18 PM


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