Melanie Nathan – April 01, 2011
with the following words they will begin:
“This is no April Fool’s joke!”
Its the real thing!
And so began the morning for the consummate “unknown” – Ms. Queerty where it was declared today that the ‘non April Fool’ joke would be Robin Roberts of Good Morning America, the early morning national TV show on ABC TV.
Queerty ‘OUTS’ Robin Roberts as a Lesbian in the name of April Fools Day…..
So Queerty is angry with Ms. Roberts because she has apparently accepted a gig with anti gay Chick-fil-A; and he screams: “Why The Hell Is Lesbian GMA Anchor Robin Roberts Teaming Up With Chick-fil-A?” Is that the way to OUT someone who has never publicly stated they are a lesbian or gay”
Out of Anger or Out for Revenge? With April Fool as an excuse for a fool?
Say Ms, Queerty: “This is no April Fool’s joke: Robin Roberts, a Good Morning America co-anchor, is headlining a leadership conference put on by Chick-fil-A. What is this lesbian smoking?”
Now while we all believe Ms. Roberts is entitled to her privacy – whether a lesbian or not ought not matter when it comes to matters such as this. Indeed no one should support Chick-fil-A, lesbian, straight nor four legged critters like those who OUT people who they do not even know!
Surely Ms. Queerty your work would have been well done had you written the same piece without purporting to hold the key to the sexuality of those who do not do your bidding!
PS and And piece goes further – “it’s not even as if Roberts is just playing the field: To our knowledge, while she is clearly comfortable leading an event for an anti-gay corporation, she’s never headlined an event for The Trevor Project, NGLTF, or even GLAAD — and they’ll let anyone come to their awards show. Roberts has, however, helped reintroduce the violent Chris Brown to America by agreeing to interview him this month not once, but twice.” exerts a presumptive on the part of the ‘Queerties’ that Ms. Roberts ever received any invitation from the Gay.orgs or that they were even in the business of sending invitations to people that had never come OUT or may not be lesbian or gay, for that matter.
UPDATED and in response to comments – My Views on outing : It is not often I take on other Bloggers…..
I do not think anyone should be outed ever – unless they do so themselves purposely – or via public displays of hypocrisy such as asserting anti gay speech and then spending vacations with rent-a boys! If an OUTER believes someone like Robin Roberts is supporting an anti gay organization - one should ensure that the about to be OUTED is aware of such before writing such an awful article as Queerty did.
What I think would have been fair, is if Queerty would have called on MS. Roberts first for a comment and discerned if she knew this to be the case. Many do not read the Bloggers such as us – who published so much about the Targets and Chick- Fil-A. It is assumptive to think that everyone is aware of their anti LGBT stance.
Imagine; an astute blogger could have used the opportunity to ask Ms. Roberts whether or not she was comfortable using the opportunity to stand up to anti-homosexuality — and if she is indeed lesbian and indeed willing -perhaps she would have liked to have used the opportunity of coming out in a productive manner by denying or resigning the gig of Chick- fil- A!
AND did anyone care to examine her contract to see if she has a contractual obligation that may be out of her control re sponsorship of ABC sponsors? I have not had time to look into that part!!! So please when and if we out people – lets do it fairly and responsibly if at all!!!