February 18, 2008

N.B.: Another old entry I somehow managed not to post.

From an article in yesterday’s Times about a controversial Egyptian movie:

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When are people going to stop saying “happened to be gay”?

My translation:

“An affluent, dashing, Francophone newspaper editor who takes it in the ass, something I find distasteful and you do too, but since you and I are men of the world I’m going to mention it in the most off-hand way possible, to indicate that my opinions are in the right place.”

Nobody says “happened to be black,” right?

I mean, it’s not as bad as admitted, but come on, folks.

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  1. TED says:

    I’m confused. Do we know that he’s a bottom because he’s seeing a soldier or because he’s a newspaper editor?

    In any case, surely if a Francophone newspaper editor is affluent and dashing, he is presumed to be gay, so the reviewer should need to comment only if the editor happened to be straight.

    In the real world, of course, such accusations should not be lightly lobbed, so one should mention the unfortunate fact of his orientation only if the editor has admitted that he’s a breeder.

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  2. JamesR says:

    I, for one, am bloody grateful that it is stated that the “affluent, dashing, Francophone newspaper editor ” is gay. I shudder to think of the hours of lost sleep if it were left up to me to figure that one out.

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  3. David says:

    He happened to be gay just like I happen to have two eyes.

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  4. nillachino says:

    actually, and unfortunately, people say “happened to be black” all the time. I’ve had it said about me more often than I care to admit.

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  5. nillachino says:

    actually, and unfortunately, people say “happened to be black” all the time. I’ve had it said about me more often than I care to admit.

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  6. Marc Acito says:

    Reminds me of this clip about the newscaster who put her foot in her mouth:



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