I, the hypocrite

May 21, 2009 at 9:53 pm 3 comments

Speaking of truth being crucified, who watched American Idol last night? I did, because the news anchor woman on SanDiego6 was going frantic with worry over who will take the prize (Lambert, apparently, hails from “America’s Finest City”).

“I know this guy”, I said to myself when the man behind the frenzy appeared on the screen, “it’s the tranny all those school girls were going crazy over the other day. Why not watch it and see what happens?”. So I lingered around way after “The Simpsons” was over. Needless to say, I was rooting for the other guy. The clean shaved, Freddie Prinze Jr.-look alike Alen who appears even shorter next to his fellow finalist. What’s more, i can clearly see how the heavily-made up Lambert made it so far (and why those annoying little girls were screaming their guts out for him). He was good! He has a presence! Some body! Some voice. If after seeing him on the street, you don’t turn to look at him again and aren’t haunted by his looks, then you are one of those fatherly figures who don’t see where you are going [my dad never did]. So i rooted for the dim figure beside him. I am Ethiopian [after all], I feel gays could be “straightened” out with a simple wag of the finger. I also have a soft spot for a lost cause, and a soccer team whose players run mechanically around only out of pride.

Near the end, ofcourse, my heart was torn between the two. I wanted the best man to win. But I didn’t want the winner to come with ‘tiFFir Qelem”. So i tried to sooth the rotten feeling with a typical “Brokeback Mountain” argument. I told myself this just wasn’t the time to make a homo/bi/transsexual guy an “Idol”. Remember your new best friends, I asked me. The Republicans?! And their conservative friends? They won’t take this lying down. No sir they won’t! And that would be one more can of worms this government can’t afford to open. “He’d understand”, i concluded, “coming this far is a victory by itself for someone like him”. “He chose to be gay, that’s what sealed his fate”. “All of us pay for our choices, after all”. “Etc”.

Alas, none of it made me feel any better.

Would it have been easier if i weren’t born with a consciousness? Or that i, like many around me, didn’t live by double standards?!

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  • 1. Mazzi  |  May 21, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    Oh I so wanted Adam Lambert to win eko!!!!!!!!!

    He so was the ‘better’ idol, by a long long shot, and definitely had the “IT” factor!! Gay, Tranny, or whatever … he had the powerful voice, confidence, love affair with the camera, and rock star stage presence the other competitor so lacked!!! I caught the last half hour of yesterday’s show, and when they announced the new “Idol” and called out the name I so did not expect … my jaw fell on the floor.

    Two times prior to this, I remember having such similar reactions. The very first time was when I heard on TV O.J. Simpson just got acquitted all those years ago. The second time was when Chris Daughtry (a past American Idol season five contestant who so CLEEARLY deserved to win the “Idol” title) got eliminated late in the game and ended up being a fourth runner-up instead. No one even remembers the name of the guy who eventually ended up winning season five. The third time was of course yesterday evening.

    You are right in implying that conservative values won in the end, and ‘the other straight guy’ won. Republicans who lost the last election to the democrats sure showed us that they may be down but not out!! How dare any of us think that they were going to let a Gay, possibly Tranny, ‘T’frr Qelem’ and eye liner wearing, otherwise handsome guy (he sure has a memorable face and a nice qumena) become their latest “Idols” their little girls will be screaming for! Still stewing in disbelief.

    But there is a silver lining to this story. Chris Daughtry, who finished as fourth runner-up in season five, rose from the disappointment of not winning the title he deserved and became one of the best selling rock artists. And since he was a musicians before “Idol,” he sure did not become a manufactured new pop star who has to wait for others to write his songs. He is kicking ass right now laughing all the way to the bank probably with his millions from all his album and concert ticket sales, so I predict the same for this Adam Lambert guy.

    We sure have not seen the last of Lambert, an in the end when he becomes successful anyways, HE will have the last laugh, and not the people who did not vote for him for the person that he is.

    That much I predict ;-).

  • 2. Beza  |  August 4, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    1) He did not choose to be gay
    2) The term tranny is a slur- let us try to not use it going forward.

  • 3. abesheet  |  August 6, 2015 at 5:31 am

    Nuh uh!

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