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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 3:44 pm 
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The UK's right-wing press have been getting all worked up about homophobia this week. (And no, not in the usual way, where anything short of public lynching for anyone straying outside traditional gender stereotypes is considered Political Correctness Gone Mad.) This time, the Daily Mail and its ilk appear to be on the side of the gays. Yes, a newspaper which is traditionally less lenient than Mein Kampf when it comes to sexual minorities is condemning someone for making discriminatory remarks about homosexuality... But oh, it's Jonathan Ross they're condemning... Ah. I see.

In this story, Jonathan Ross, natural nemesis of the Daily Mail, has got into trouble for a comment on his radio show. All of a sudden the media's staunch gay-bashers are outraged on us deviants' behalf. The tabloids, the news, and a whole host of rent-a-slebs are all leaping in to defend us from him. Yes, in their opinion, we're bad, but he's worse. If there really is a Gay Mafia, as factions of the press would have us believe, then those same factions will be hoping that Ross has woken up at some point this week with a horse's (or Hannah Montana's) severed head in his bed, all for saying: “If your son asks for a Hannah Montana MP3 player, you might want to put him down for adoption before he brings his ... erm ... partner home.” Which, of course, would be an awful thing to say, if he'd actually said it. The thing is, he didn't.

YES! HE DIDN'T SAY IT!

What he actually said was this: "If your son asks for a Hannah Montana MP3 player, you might want to already think about putting him down for adoption in later life when they settle down with their, erm, partner" (recording here, evidently posted by someone who was too angry to listen to it properly.) Earlier on the radio show, they'd been having a discussion about same-sex parents being able to adopt children, and Ross was referring to the hypothetical male Hannah Montana fan and his hypothetical future gentleman-friend being able to adopt a child of their own in later life! Even the dubious "erm, partner" comment appears to be a callback from an earlier discussion about what to refer to a gay chap's boyfriend as. What he said made perfect sense in context, but has not only been taken out of it, but completely fabricated. Let's hope that a few more people realise that @Wossy has been wronged before he receives any further punishment.


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