“Totally Biased” sent two correspondents, comedians Guy Branum and Aparna Nancherla, to Madison Square Garden to interview people protesting gay-bashing that recently occurred at Knicks games — interview them about their fashion choices, of course. Check out the clip above to see what happens when a protest turns into a red carpet.
Two gay men were thrown to the ground and kicked repeatedly while being called slurs because the basketball fans thought that one of the young men was wearing a pair of pants that were “too gay.” A group of people show up to protest because there has been no condemnation of the violence, and these individuals thought it was perfectly appropriate to turn a protest into a fashion show. And the protesters play along because that’s what we, as gay men, are taught to do. We are taught by society that our only value is in being fashionable, fluffy friends who will plan everyone’s wedding, make everyone’s clothes, and make a world a beautiful place all while we are being literally beaten to the ground for wearing things that are ‘too gay.’ For being too expressive with what we wear and how we speak. Men are being beaten and shot and bashed and killed, and they make it into a joke that ends with the tagline “Gay bashin’ is never in fashion”?
This isn’t funny. This isn’t satire. This is fucking disgusting.