Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Rufus Wainwright Irritates Me

I've never really liked Rufus Wainwright much. I know he is one of the celebrity darlings of the gay community because he is so out, but I've always found him a bit of a twat. That opinion was only helped by his rather stupid opinion that gays don't need marriage, or at least he doesn't want one, so you can go marry your dog for all he cares. I'm always a bit flabbergasted when out celebrities claim they are against gay marriage, like Karl Lagerfeld. Do they really mean it, or are they only saying it for the attention, to be perceived as edgy and rebellious? Either way it stinks. You can be an anti-bourgeoisie, heteronormative capitalist system disrupting rebel gay if you want, but don't try to force you're way of being gay on others by removing their choices, or you're just as bad as the christian right.

Now Rufus has changed his mind and decided that he does want to get married after all, so suddenly he thinks that the bans on it are unfair. How utterly devoid of integrity. Guess what Rufus, it wasn't that hard to figure out the bans were unfair before you wanted to get married, but I guess you've just effectively demonstrated an inability to look past yourself. If it doesn't directly affect you, then it doesn't matter. Let's just hope the rest of our society is better then you at determining if injustice ought to be righted, because for the majority of people, the straights, don't want a gay marriage, just like you didn't, but you're going to need their help if you want one. What a twat.