I find this not only unconscionable, but unfathomable.
If any of you watched Top Chef Season 2, you remember Contestant Josie Smith-Malave
as warm, funny, friendly, etc., etc. etc..
Last weekend, while celebrating a birthday with her sister in Long Island, she and some friends were gay-bashed.
Attorney Yetta Kurland
said, "...as many as 10 "young adults" followed the women out, circled them, screamed anti-gay slurs, spit on them and then punched and kicked them. A camera belonging to one of them was stolen...."
I don't understand how this kind of violence exists. I am perfectly nonplussed. That members of our society can attack, verbally and physically, other people for something as personal as whom you choose to love offends me deeply.
That we have gone so far as to legislate this same thing, making equal rights a non-sequitur
. Passing laws against discrimination whilst banning gay marriage. Is tantamount to the good old nudge, nudge, wink, wink, and then turn the other way so we can't see whats going on.
Sorry I got off track a bit. What I'm really trying to say is, aside from it being reprehensible, wrong, and immoral to beat someone up because she likes girls and you like boys, I guess I am wondering who cares that much. How does it affect this persons life in any way? Such a bigot would surely not have gay friends and hopefully not gay family members to subject to such unnecessary prejudice. Were this beating racially motivated society at large would be up in arms, this would be a priority.
Instead, this news was buried, found only on the Bravo website, and other similarly entertaining sites, while Britney Spears is still headline news on mainstream sites.
And what about the gay-bashing that happens to people of no notable celebrity? We never hear about it, and in turn, seem not to care.
Labels: Miscellaneous, T.V.