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GLAAD Denounces A&E’s Ducky Dynasty Decision While Variety Reports They Were In On it.

GLAAD sucks


GLAAD has finally issued a statement over A&E’s decision to reinstate anti-gay and racist “reality show” patriarch Phil Roberson of Duck Dynasty.

Via press release:

“Phil Robertson should look African American and gay people in the eyes and hear about the hurtful impact of praising Jim Crow laws and comparing gay people to terrorists. If dialogue with Phil is not part of next steps then A+E has chosen profits over African American and gay people – especially its employees and viewers.”

Variety reports though that GLAAD was in talks with A&E, knew about the decision beforehand and had promised the cable giant that their would be no major backlash.

A+E Networks CEO Nancy Dubuc and other top execs had extensive conversations with the Robertson clan about how to move forward with the show after the decision to suspend Phil Robertson sparked a furor about his right to voice his opinions.

The execs also kept in close contact with reps for GLAAD, the NAACP and other orgs in an effort to find a path to allowing the show to continue. 

Before A+E announced its reversal on Robertson’s suspension and plans for a PSA campaign aimed at promoting tolerance, GLAAD and NAACP were apprised of the cabler’s decision — ensuring that there would be no immediate backlash from the two prominent advocacy orgs.

Of course GLAAD’s press release above was written a full 12 hours after A&E’s announced their decision to re-instate Robertson and after gauging the reaction of the LGBT community. But don’t be fooled.  GLAAD was  actively involved with the decision to re-instate Robertson and they knew all about it beforehand.  Their latest press release was nothing more than smoke and mirrors in an attempt to save face and I am sure it will be the last one to be released about this whole Duck Dynasty debacle.




Variety Hires Self Loathing Queen Ramin Setoodeh As NY Film Editor

Ramin Setdooah

Variety has announced that it has hired controversial former Newsweek writer turned entertainment journalist Ramin Setoodeh as New York film editor, covering all aspects of the movie business and other media.

For those of you who don’t remember Setoodeh went to Oxnard to cover the cold-blooded murder of gay teenager Larry King and instead ran a hit-piece arguing that it was all King’s fault. His murderer, Brandon McInerney, was a sensitive and “smart”, but “troubled”, boy who had been harassed and taunted by King who “flaunted his sexuality and wielded it like a weapon.”

That was, of course, before it was discovered that McInerney had white supremacist connections and neo-Nazi beliefs.

In a later article for Newsweek  Newsweek by Setoodeh titled “Straight Jacket” Setoodeh make the unbelieveable statement that gay actors are unable to play straight roles convincingly. Setoodah sets up a twisted illogic that states out gay actors can’t play straight roles because they’re always “hiding something.”

Setoodeh, a gay man no less has a history of  gay-baiting, (and stupidity)( and reeks of a man who is not only ashamed and uncomfortable with his own sexuality but of those around him. “It’s the sad tale of a sad man and definitely not the right pick for Variety as more gay and lesbian actors come out of the closet and LGBT characters and story-lines become more prevelent in movies.

Variety calls Setoodeh as “a fearless and industrious journalist” in their press release.

I simply call him him a deluded self loathing queen.