Friday, 16 October 2009

Jan Moir - please feel free....

...to jump out of a high window at the earliest opportunity. The world will be a lot better place without your vileness.

I had a lot to do today, but I feel rather diverted now by outrage. Gah, homophobes please stop for a bit? I need to catch up!

Jan Moir, for those blessed not to know, is a columnist with the Daily Mail. That should already tell you she's a person who should be arrested for wasting good air. But she manages to excell herself by being more tasteless and more repellent than even that paper normally manages.

As we probably all know, Stephen Gately, the openly gay Boyzone star, recently and tragically died at the age of 33 of pulmonary oedema. All reports point to it being a completely natural, but tragic death

Here is a link to the comment she has just written about Stephen Gately's death. I'd warn against reading if you have high blood pressure or if there's anything fragile on your computer desk.

The original title was: "Why there was nothing 'natural' about Stephen Gately's death." Yeah, I see what you did there! The title alone raised my blood pressure. The title was dropped (though they forgot to edit the side bar. Arse-covering bigots have little attention to detail) in the outrage storm. However, the article remains in all its vile glory

Really, most of it needs no comment - it's just so obviously awful and bigoted nothing I can add will really matter - but let's draw out some of the most repellent excerpts

fans know to expect the unexpected of their heroes - particularly if those idols live a life that is shadowed by dark appetites or fractured by private vice.

And she refers to Heath Ledger and Michael Jackson who, yes, were known to have tragic vices and troubled lives.

Stephen Gately? Not so much. Oh but he was GAY. Is that a dark appetite or private vice, Ms Moir?

Healthy and fit 33-year-old men do not just climb into their pyjamas and go to sleep on the sofa, never to wake up again.

Really Dr. Moir? Oh wait, you’re not a doctor. In which case please help yourself to a big cup of STFU and stop showing your ignorance. Yes, amazingly enough, 33 year olds CAN die suddenly, naturally and unexpectedly as any half way competent doctor can tell you.

After a night of clubbing, Cowles and Gately took a young Bulgarian man back to their apartment. It is not disrespectful to assume that a game of canasta with 25-year-old Georgi Dochev was not what was on the cards.

Or, to remove the homophobic spin, after a night clubbing, Cowles and Gately took someone back to their hotel with them. Y’know I’ve invited my own friends back home and back to hotels we me. Male, female, straight and gay.

Of course, being a gay man I simply MUST have been having orgiastic sex with them. Gods forbid that we actually have platonic male friends. Everyone knows we’re all fucking like bunnies the minute you take your eyes off us.

Another real sadness about Gately's death is that it strikes another blow to the happy-ever-after myth of civil partnerships.

I’m sorry, I couldn’t hear you over your bigotry. It does WHAT?! A young gay man dies suddenly and that indicates WHAT about civil partnerships exactly?! Even if he were having affairs and threesomes left right and centre, how the hell does this say ANYTHING about civil partnerships except to mistress bigot here?

Should we judge straight marriages the same way? ZOMG this heterosexual died young! This proves it! THERE IS NO HAPPY-EVER-AFTER IN HETEROSEXUAL MARRIAGES EVAH!!!!

It is repellent that this was even given the slightest credibility in any paper - even one as vile and repugnant as the Daily Mail. Jan Moir is unfit to be a columnist or a commentator - how can someone so divorced from reality and so steeped in hatred possibly comment intelligently on anything?