The people behind the new site STFU Gays have somehow deluded themselves into thinking that mocking gay people is super cool when they acknowledge that they are making fun of gay people. From their “about” section:
Hey, we’re tolerant people. We celebrate the diversity of cultures online. But you know what? Sometimes there’s a gay man on your Facebook and he is just being TOO GAY. Please. Stop being so gay. We love you without you needing to feel like you gotta be all gay up in our faces.
Examples of the site’s posts:
(Featuring a video of a singer) Careful—this might be too gay. Fortunately, this singer has not admitted to his homosexuality yet, so maybe that will shield you.
(About a facebook update of a man who said “good morning”) If another man smiles at you, he is flirting. I don’t care if he was a greeter at Walmart. No one is nice for free. Better start dropping trou.
I would have just ignored this site if Queerty hadn’t, inexplicably, posted it on its site as “Queerty Approved.”
One of the Queerty editors wrote about STFU Gays, “What do blogs like these represent? That all stereotypes are rooted in truth. And they’re hysterical.”
Oh, hell no.
Look, I’m all for poking fun at self-absorbed behavior, gay and straight. But STFU gays isn’t about that — instead the people who created it hide behind (literally — the photo of its creator has a white ninja mask covering his face) a bitchy irony that they suppose will excuse and explain their homophobia.
You know what this is like? This is like when that obnoxious friend of a friend says to you, “You’re a fucking fat loser . . . just kidding!”
Why don’t these morons write to, say, Steven Harmon, and tell him, “Hey, you got gay-bashed because you’re TOO GAY! You got up in someone’s face with your gayness and deserved it! Just kidding!”