Thursday, September 27, 2007

When parody becomes reality

The following could have been pulled from today's news pages covering a San Francisco street fair, an advertisement for which parodies Da Vinci's last supper painting:
"I'd always thought gays were regular people, just like you and me, and that the stereotype of homosexuals as hedonistic, sex-crazed deviants was just a destructive myth," said mother of four Hannah Jarrett, 41, mortified at the sight of 17 tanned and oiled boys cavorting in jock straps to a throbbing techno beat on a float shaped like an enormous phallus. "Boy, oh, boy, was I wrong."
But it's not. It's from a 2001 article in The Onion, a parody news site, entitled Gay-Pride Parade Sets Mainstream Acceptance Of Gays Back 50 Years.

Is the gay community that tone deaf, or do they just not care?

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