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“That’s so gay” being taken to task

A bunch of well-meaning celebrities including Hillary Duff, Wanda Sykes and whoever the lady in the third clip is have filmed these spots for the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network letting people know that when they use the word “gay” as a synonym for “bad” or “stupid,” they are being totally gay.

What do you think? Is using “gay” as a catch all for anything negative totally offensive? Do you do it?

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3 thoughts on ““That’s so gay” being taken to task

  1. The sponsors of these well-meaning celebrities would do well to take longer view of the evolution of language. Turning words into curses is like burning books. As far as I’m concerned, these PSA’s are totally Overweight-Bald-Guy-With-A-Beard.

    exes and ohs

  2. I’m a fag and I call stuff “gay” all the time. I think it’s hilarious and ain’t no politically-correct ad campaign gonna change my mind.

  3. Jamieteevee on said:

    Having grown up when being called gay could get you killed, I was glad when South Park took the term and made it pedestrian and even boring. I think that these spots, while well intentioned, will make the term have more strength as a useful epithet.

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