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Desc:Feat. Wanda Sykes. Did they really need a PSA about this?
Category:Humor, Horror
Tags:Thats so gay, Wanda Sykes, Public service announcment
Submitted:RedHood
Date:05/06/09
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Rovin
"... And it was with this commercial that Wanda Sykes truly found her inspiration and left the sassy sidekick/best friend roles behind her for the rest of eternity."
Comeuppance
Maybe she could leave everything forever while she's at it.

splatterbabble
That's so stereotypical black best friend actor that used to be secretly gay but now doesn't feel so bad about being honest with herself and the rest of the world.
buttnutt
Yes, they really needed to make this.

xennui
Yeah it's about time something like this came along. Put yourself in our ruby slippers for a sec... "That's so gay" is no different than "That's so nigger" or any other shit. It sucks to have to hear that all the time =(

Goofy Gorilla
No. "Gay" is not equivalent to that word. There's a word that's closer to that word that means gay, but "gay" isn't really close. Wanda Sykes presented a better simile than yours in the PSA.

splatterbabble
Mel Boozer once said:

"Would you ask me how I dare to compare the civil rights struggle with the struggle for lesbian and gay rights? I can compare them and I do compare them, because I know what it means to be called a 'nigger' and I know what it means to be called a 'faggot,' and I understand the differences in the marrow of my bones. And I can sum up that difference in one word: none."

Cowboy Funk
I had to have this conversation with several of my friends years ago. And I used the nigger example. It definitely got the point across.

Also seeing a black gay doing this add really drives the point home even more.



rawelkij
Then this is why no one says "that's so lame" because it is offensive to cripples? Meanings of words change. It's not meant in a derogatory manner, so don't take offense, fags.

splatterbabble
Cripples deserve it because they are obviously flawed.

(This is tongue-in-cheek, folks)

Cowboy Funk
Are you trying to use another derogatory term to justify the usage of another?

splatterbabble
Can we use "queer" as it was originally intended, as in to be odd or out of place or askew?

Adham Nu'man
Oh Jesus people! Words change and are appropriated over time for different uses.
Gay did not use to mean homosexual. It was appropriated to mean so.
When someone says "That's so gay" they are not using gay as a synonym for homosexual, it's actually a synonym for "lame" or stupid"; so why, the fuck would you even feel offended?

"Don't you DARE appropriate the word I appropriated to define myself to define anything else that is in anyway negative, or I will feel offended, I appropriated it first goddamn it!".

Essentially, shut the fuck up, fags.

The Faghorn
No one picked gay as the way to refer to themselves originally. It was winnowed out of the pool including 'twinkle toes,' 'fairy,' 'lavendar,' and dozens of others. I don't think it's particularly outrageous to ask that you put your reappropriation of gay on the back burner until we see some long overdue civil rights movement.

Of course, I feel that way because I'm not some screeching bigot who'd pull out my own eyeteeth if it meant a day without deep depression over sublimated urges.

The Faghorn
And I just thought of this seconds after writing that. Why don't you language warriors start out with a slow pitch? How about you take 'gaybashing' and make it a word to describe, I don't know, doing really good at Halo or pulling off an awesome snowboard stunt. 'Phil just gaybashed that 360!'

rawelkij
First of all, you do well, not good.

Secondly, no one person changes language. It is gradual shifts in how an entire population speaks.

Fag.

Adham Nu'man
LET THE FAGDANCE ROLL!

I'm not a "language warrior". I am not trying to PROMOTE the use of "gay". People have been using it colloquialy as a synonym for "lame" for a while now.
Oversensitive assholes are trying to stop this HORRIBLE HORRIBLE usage form and are trying to make the association "That's so gay" = OH MY GOD CONCENTRATION CAMPS NAZI NAZI NIGGERS DEATH

But maybe you're right. Maybe it truly would be lovely to live in a world where people never ever make jokes or colloquially use any stereotypes about race, gender, sexual orientation, creed, or anything else. Or maybe not.

Cowboy Funk
"When someone says "That's so gay" they are not using gay as a synonym for homosexual, it's actually a synonym for "lame" or stupid"; so why, the fuck would you even feel offended?"


Jesus you are stupid , 13, trolling really badly, or all three . What matters is that they are offended by the comment in that context. And asking someone politely not to say it is not nearly as crazy as you are trying to make it sound.

CornOnTheCabre
i think you guys might be getting trolled by a guy named "The Faghorn", guys

CornOnTheCabre
also, I do wince whenever 16-year olds say "That's SO GAY", but I use the word on its own all the time.

"Dumb" and "Stupid" don't have the same pop as "gay". they lumber solemnly over the tongue the tongue whereas "gay" pops right off. it's a superior word - which is why it has so many meanings, some of which came way before "gay". it's just a fun word to say!

and no, nigger is in no way equivalent to gay, because there's no such thing as the "Nigger 90s".


...yet

CornOnTheCabre
finally @ Cowboy Funk: Wanda Sykes doesn't seem to have a problem with using one derogatory term to excuse another. So long as that derogatory term doesn't include her.

garcet71283
Holy crap, replies.

It's kinda gay...

ZugZug
Wow, there sure are some real masters of linguistics here. It's really easy to rationalize your use of the word fag and gay from your mom's basement.

Do you use the same rationalization to convince yourself its ok to use other forms of derogatory language towards people who find it insulting?

joffe b
language and words change over time!..... except the word 'marriage' am I right?

xennui
I like how all the people here who say using "gay" is ok also have no problem using the word "faggots," which is absolutely no different "niggers." Case closed.

GlennFinito
A forum I used to frequent demanded that gay/ghey be replaced with "mechanized attack squad"

Which is perfect.

LeMoyne IV
@CornOnTheCabre

No such thing as the Nigger Nineties?

You're 9 years old then?

Billie_Joe_Buttfuck
Wanda Sykes is a lesbian?

I guess it was all right there, huh.
mashedtater
is she?


mashedtater
id google her but i dont want Wanda Sykes lesbian in my search list.

too fucking much to explain.

StanleyPain
She plays a lesbian on New Adventures of Old Christine. And the fact I know this haunts me deeply.

AgentOrange
Yes, she is lesbian.

KnowFuture
Yeah calling things gay is retarded.







And Jewish.
CornOnTheCabre
even "stupid" has a negative connotation towards the mentally disabled. really, any insult ever has some deeply prejudiced background - that's why they're insults.

KnowFuture
Oh yeah, I already had some (perfectly able-bodied) PC-police person get all in my shit for calling something "lame" one time.

StanleyPain
Not nearly as effective as this one:
http://www.poetv.com/video.php?vid=37773
BHWW
Yeah, what if they said "That's so obnoxious hack comedianne who combines the worst of female stand up hacks who are all 'OH MY BOYFRIEND'S SO CRAZY/STUPID AND LET ME TELL YA ABOUT MY PERIOD' and black stand up hacks who are 'WHITE PEOPLE BE ALL LIKE THIS BLACK PEOPLE BE ALL LIKE THAT'" huh?

WHAT IF THEY SAID THAT

HUH, YOU WASTE OF SPACE

Sorry, I just really don't care for her work.


StanleyPain
That was pretty much my reaction. Most of her comedy is "STRAIGHT PEOPLE BE ALL THIS" or "WHITE PEOPLE IS ALL LIKE THIS" and she has the gall after subjecting the world to her comedy abortions, to suggest that using the term "Gay" in some harmless, colloquial fashion makes you a bad person.

Xenocide
I've been saying "That's so Wanda Sykes" for years. It's used to describe jokes that would be fairly passable if they weren't being delivered by someone incredibly obnoxious.

Well, okay, I haven't, but now I'm going to start.

Louis Armstrong
Five for Xenocide

La Loco
teenagers with cheezy mustashes are majorly gey.
Lindner
Incidentally, so are women comedians with cheesy mustaches.

balistic
She should have been dressed as Biggie Shorty.
Camonk
Phew! Linguistic change HALTED! That was CLOSE!
simon666
Language.

Udderdude
This PSA is gay.
Xenocide
Fuck you, Wanda Sykes. You don't know they meant it in a derogatory fashion. Maybe they meant it in the context of "That chef would have sex with men."

Cause I'm pretty sure he would.
Cena_mark
I really don't care what gayz think. I'll keep using that word anyways.
charmlessman
And yet you still pussyfoot around the issue by spelling gays with a z. Way to stay classy.

Louis Armstrong
Cena mark is a faggot.

Keep GAYZING for a flaming pile driver from your favorite wrestler you makeup wearing homo.

KnowFuture
Good, because the world doesn't care what you think.

Stupid Lisa Garbage Face
Do they have of these on UK tv for fags?
Random_Hajile
I kinda agree with the message of this. Saying something is "gay" is a very gay way to describe something bad.
Frank Rizzo
This gay is so PSA
Ersatz
But what if you ARE trying to insult homosexuals?
wtf japan
I'll make a deal with you, Wanda. If let me keep using "gay" and "fag" as negative descriptors, I will official retire "niggarific," "cunt-tastic," and "kyke-tacular" from my lexicon.
mashedtater
..................

Camonk
That's a good deal. Wanda should take it.

Lauritz Melchior
This has been a pet-peeve of mine for ages.
CornOnTheCabre
does it REALLY deserve a PSA though? I mean, not that 95% of PSAs are on things that matter to any reasonable human being anyways, but this is sort of like someone doing a PSA against "raving about how clever Donnie Darko was".

it's simply juvenile, people. misguided opinions can hurt.

Princess v2.1
Is Wanda Sykes opposite married?
oogaBooga
What a gay video. What a bunch of whiny fags.

Any by fags I mean people using the "nigger" example. I dont think I need to even say that i've got nothing against homosexuals. But I did anyways.
Aubrey McFate
Needs Xiphias tag
joffe b
why?

oh I get it, because you're shit

Aubrey McFate
oh calm down

Syd Midnight
He ragequit TF2 because people on the PoE server kept calling each other "fags", and it turned into a Controversial Thread on P_N. That's why people there sometimes use "orphan" and "owl" as insults, because all agree that orphans and owls are genuinely evil.

Sorry to spoil the joke

mumbly joe
Gay--the new F word.

3 stars because 16 year olds with lip fuzz need more mocking.
Volbard
This forum has made Wanda Sykes appear reasonable and likable. :(
Caminante Nocturno
Oh, snap.
joelkazoo
I prefer to use the term "that sucks big hairy donkey balls", but then that'd probably offend Zoophytes. I also like the term "dumbass", but that's probably offensive to mute donkeys.

Seriously, tho, calling shit gay is just gay.

pastorofmuppets
This should have been Jane Lynch driving motorcycles over people.
joelkazoo
LOL! I could see her doing that!

FABIO
If there's 2 things the internet is good at, it's righteous indignation and pedantic objectiveness.

Seriously, do you people throw the same fit when someone gets called a pussy?
SixDigitDebt
Only because pussy has a purpose.

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