Is GLAAD Blackophobic and waging war on Black Men?

In his article entitled, “Is GLAAD’s Blackophobic and waging war on Black Men?” writer Cleo Manago seeks answers to his question.

Last year GLAAD created a controversy by misquoting comedian Tracy Morgan, claiming he said, “I’d kill my son if he was gay.”  What Morgan actually said, as part of a comedy riff about Gay bullying was, “[If my son ever talks to me about being bullied, he] “better talk to me like a man and not in a gay voice or I’ll pull out a knife and stab that little ni**er to death.”

What Morgan actually meant by “gay voice” was a voice that was not “manly” or “masculine.”  From my perspective, his rant was a problematic critique of how a man – especially one at risk of being bullied – should talk.  It was not meant to be a critique of homosexuality.  Morgan’s routine was inspired more by a self-conscious reaction to attacks on Black men and manhood in America than it was a direct attack on homosexuality. I don’t condone Morgan’s comments but I understand what he meant.

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (otherwise known as GLAAD) may want to consider changing their name to the GLKKK, said Manago.


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