Gay Rights Group: 'American Idol Is Homophobic'

Bosses at America's leading gay rights group are demanding a summit meeting with the producers of TV talent show AMERICAN IDOL after claiming the programme is "increasingly homophobic".

Officials at the Gay And Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) were appalled by homophobic remarks made by judges SIMON COWELL and RANDY JACKSON on the first show of the new season, which aired in America on Tuesday (17JAN06).

On the programme, Brit Cowell told one effeminate wannabe to "shave off your beard and wear a dress," while Jackson asked another audition hopeful, "Are you a girl?" Both contestants were rejected.

Now GLAAD bosses are fighting back, demanding an audience with Idol bosses.

A spokesman tells entertainment news website TMZ.com, "GLAAD is reaching out to the show's producers to discuss our concerns and the concerns of community members and allies, who have contacted us about this matter."


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I do recall one study done half a dozen years or so ago that showed increase brain function in certain areas of the brain in homosexual men.The problem for you in this instance is, that was not a genetic study nor genetic proof. The study could not show why the increase activity existed. It was not present in all homosexual men and not in homosexual women at all. Nor could it be shown if the increased activity was the cause of the homosexual behavior or if the homosexual behavior caused the increase activity.That is the only study which I can recall showed any link between biology and homosexuality.If you can provide your proof however, I will be happy to look into it.
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Also by the way DrLAckofLogic, Rome fell because of christianity. Rome converted to christianity 150 years before its collapse, and it is said that thhe breakdown is because of christianity itself. Now someone needs to learn their history. And you're quite wrong about America.
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NiceNnormal, I have to disagree with some of your post due to some of the listed opinoins you gave. You said homosexuals like to garden and be doctors, movie stars and etc... There is nothing gay about those, P. Allan Smith is a famous gardener, he is a man, an he is married to a WOMAN with children of his own! And most doctors are men yes, but they save lives every day, Certainly nothing gay about that! Movie stars may play gay roles, yes they seem so realistic and sometimes they play it fantasticly. I find no Homosexuality in playing a role as a gay man or woman as long as you are not a homosexual.
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Simon criticizing someone for being effeminate is like Bullwinkle criticizing someone for being a moose.
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This person went out of their way to be led in as a girl only to spring the "surprise" that he "pees standing up just like you".Randy actually asked with great delicacy if the subject in question was indeed a girl as the object of the inquiry had gone to great lengths to look like a female, act like a female and yet act indignant at being treated as a female. Once he was rejected as having little to no talent, he began pontificating on how he was rejected due to his physical appearance and characteristics. This individual (Andrea) began putting words into the judge's mouths on camera the instant he was given the exposure to do so. He stated he had been rejected because he looked like a girl and "sang girl songs". He made an issue of his differences, no one else did.Personally, I believe he was truly rejected not only due to a lack of talent and potential, he was rejected because he was looking to use the American Idol show as a soap box to instigate and escalate hostile, prejudice behavior. He has an enormous chip on his shoulder resulting from his own insecurities. This is a person who should be placed under suicide watch and referred for instense psychological therapy. He is a danger to his unhappy self and to others.
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Look Geancarlo, I am confused by your argument. And the more I continue to read your posts, I find them more and more confusing. All of your arguments stated that we are idiots and neo-cons is an illigeal argument! They donot comply with the facts here! We are here to discuss Homosexuality! Not to insult each other!
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I dont have to agree or accept the Gay lifestyle. If you like what you do that is fine but it is Homosexuals that sterotype themselves. You have all the freedom to do what you wish but dont ever think you will cross the threshold when you will control the minds of people to the point that they cannot make an objective choice concerning your preference. Disagreement is not hate speech so get over the fact that you cannot carry the day when real debate is pushed into your direction. You cannot run and hide behind Hollywood, Katie Couric, Ellen or even Oprah in the blogosphere.
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Bring on the ACLU, under the constitution and the freedom of speech the Idol hosts can give an opinion on any contestant. Come on ACLU, defend the American Idol hosts!
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I agree with the above posts. Gay individuals need to shut up and be grateful that we live in the age of acceptance. As a straight male, it disgust me to know that the hole that god made in the back of the male anatomy is being used for entrance. If he wanted something put up in it he would have given women just one hole and they would be having babies as the go to the bathroom. Get a grip, the hole is for exit only so shut up and stop trying to push your weird feelings on us truly human people. Makes me want to puke!
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If gay people want to go to hell, let them all jump into the lake of fire holding hands doing a cannonball. If a gay guy can sing like Rob Halford and rock out with KK Downing and Glen Tipton the way Judas Priest does, I'll buy an album. He's still going to hell, and he wants it to be that way. The gay act is gross to me, but gay people in and of themselves don't bother me. Most gay people focus too much on sex, when for the rest of the world - it's only a small part of who they are. Gay's entire focus is on a sexual act, not on their hobbies, spirituality, learning, physical fitness, nationality, patriotism, family, or the simple desire to improve one's self. For heterosexuals, their sexuality is only a small part of who they are. We have other things we want to achieve in life and don't focus 100% on a sexual act all day. Some of us are concerned about improving ourselves and the well-being of our families and our nation. Gay people want us to waste time thinking about a sexual act that is abnormal to the species instead of focusing on things that improve the well-being of mankind. It is questionable whether American Idol improves mankind, but it transcends a simple sex act.
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