Slog: News & Arts

RSS icon Comments on American Idol: Sanjaya's Appeal

1

Dan I am so glad we have different tastes in male gendered humans (You like boys and I like men so I can't say we have different tastes in "men").

Posted by Sargon Bighorn | March 20, 2007 5:26 PM
2

Dan - I don't care about Sanjaya anymore because I've wanted him off the show for forever, but I wanted to say that my wife and I were driving to Seattle over the weekend and heard your NPR "This American Life" speech you made.

It was hilarious and we loved every bit of it. Just wanted to let you know.

Posted by Sam | March 20, 2007 5:34 PM
3

Yeah, I'll pass, thanks. I too, like Sargon, like men, not boys. Now, have him get back to me in 15 years and we'll see what's what.

Posted by monkey | March 20, 2007 5:35 PM
4

speechless. expect a phone call.

Posted by malakar mama | March 20, 2007 5:41 PM
5

"They would do Sanjaya tooóprovided he was provided with girl bits."

But there is...a siiiister:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=_F2qAmOxIMk

http://www.ipatrix.com/2007/02/13/sanjaya-malakar-moves-on-shyamali-falters/

Posted by Andrew | March 20, 2007 5:46 PM
6

You give a bad name to gay men. This is pederastic nastiness.
Get over yourself.

Posted by isabelita | March 20, 2007 6:14 PM
7

I don't watch the show, nor am I even of the same ethnicity. (Filipino and Italian peppered with other randomness) But I've been told (much to my offense) that I bear an almost unbearable resemblance to the said person. I like to think I look a little bit less like a lampchop. By which I mean, I am low on the swish and actually capable of kicking serious ass. But while I continually refuse to accept this (particularly, oddly enough, from strangers at work) now I know, Mr. Dan Savage, why you were cruising me down Broadway New Years Eve. And after you watching you with that sledgehammer repeatedly on Valentines Day at Neumos, I will let you shag me aaaanytime you want.

My number is...

Oh wait. This isn't Craigslist?

- Darien

Posted by Darien | March 20, 2007 6:27 PM
8

He's a hottie. Reminds me of the boys I had crushes on back in high school. Swoon.

Posted by Suz | March 20, 2007 6:36 PM
9

I like the Indian boys myself (and 17 is over the age of consent in this state), but God, how I hate shaggy hair.

Posted by Gitai | March 20, 2007 6:37 PM
10

He's cute. He's totally cute. I can appreciate that. Different strokes. . . I just love that he's a swishy guy who's a little uncomfortable but is out there doing his thing anyway. I don't understand all the hate against him. Or maybe I do. . .

But this show's a "singing" competition, right? That must be why the gals (some of them under 18) thrust out their bosoms and the guys (some of them under 18) gaze longingly into the camera.

Posted by Matt in MIchigan | March 20, 2007 6:46 PM
11

Dan, your son must be proud.

Posted by Gary Little | March 20, 2007 6:47 PM
12

Dan, you horn-dog. I like Blake myself.(He is more masculine to me) Wait... What was I thinking? Idol is a music contest according to Simon. Blake wins HANDS DOWN! (Hopefully while he is on his knees.)

Posted by lawrence clark | March 20, 2007 7:11 PM
13

He reminds me of a dark David Cassidy. Yeah, I had the lunch box.

Posted by Papayas | March 20, 2007 7:23 PM
14

As I commented earlier, Howard Stern has joined forces with votefortheworst.com to keep Sanjaya in the "contest." Y'all can vote for him by calling 866-436-5708...

Oh, and his sister is smokin'. She was wearing a low cut shirt tonight that showed off her guns nicely...

Posted by Mike in MO | March 20, 2007 7:26 PM
15

I think it's all votefortheworst. I don't even watch these shows, but i do set up a speed dial for them. hit the button every couple of minutes. easy as pie.

Posted by Graham | March 20, 2007 7:50 PM
16

They'd have to be pretty fucking big tits. Real big.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | March 20, 2007 8:45 PM
17

This must be a guy thing. He looks like Leif Garrett with pigment, and I got over Leif in about 1975.

Posted by Wendy | March 20, 2007 9:42 PM
18

Thank god you don't work in my child's school. You make Garrison Keillor look good.

Posted by rufus jones | March 20, 2007 9:47 PM
19

That's a good picture of him. Most of the time he looks like a damn Muppet.

Posted by dantc | March 20, 2007 9:51 PM
20

Oh Dan, you're so predictable... I KNEW you'd have the hots for Sanjaya when I saw him with that shaggy do- it's too similar to Daniel V (Shaggy hair, wierdly boyish looks, large mouth)

Your type is widely known, even if one has never seen a Stranger Valentine's cover model.

Posted by Colin | March 20, 2007 11:03 PM
21

[blockquote]
Iím ashamed to say it but I kinda canít help myself: I wanna to fuck the shit out Sanjaya. Is that wrong?
[/blockquote]


First off, aren't you an EDITOR?! If you're going to say something totally offensive and inappropriate, at least make it grammatically correct.

Second, do you maybe see why the homophobes think that homosexuality is intricately linked with pedophilia? Just maybe?

How would you feel if 40 year-old men posted on nationally-read publications that they wanted to fuck your son? Does he have shaggy hair? Does that make it OK?


I wonder if Tim Keck will pull this post like he did the one about Hugh...


Posted by Francis B acon | March 21, 2007 12:01 AM
22

While trying to get a burned disk of "The Mystery of Nightmares" to play on my tv (I HIGHLY SUGGEST THIS MOVIE!!) I caught this little lad's act. Jesus fucking christ, the little girl in the audience crying! I havent laughed so hard since people cried for New Kids on the Block. Fuck, that was worth it!

Posted by catnextdoor | March 21, 2007 12:37 AM
23

@18 and 21. You people are assholes. If you try to tell us that you've never lusted over a teen-queen a little too young, or got a hard-on over a barely legal girl than you can just go fuck yourselves. A late-twenties man lusting over a 17 year old, and btw not acting upon it, is HARDLY pedophilia you stupid labeling fuck-tards. And honestly, when "the kid" is 17, Dan won't be able to stop men/women/boys/girls lusting over him, nor will he probably give a shit. There is such a huge difference between having a hard on for a pretty boy with a huge mouth and DSL than fucking one. Get a grip.

Dan, I love you, seriously. You are my fucking hero. Lust after whoever you want.

On an unrelated note, does anyone else want to stab the starvation bitch in the face? How anyone could be fucked up on that level just astounds me. It's a game show, people! Not to mention that you know this has gotten back to Sanjaya. Can you imagine how it must feel to have someone say you are so bad that she would rather starve than have you succeed in the music world? What a self-important whore. I hope when she finally does get to eat again, she fucking chokes.

Posted by Laura | March 21, 2007 2:56 AM
24

Uh, no. There's nothing attractive there. At all. Really.

I totally agree with the Leif Garret / David Cassiday comparisons -- that's exactly what I thought too. They weren't attractive to me then, and they're not attractive to me now. Shaggy-haired pretty boys with huge mouths? I'm a straight guy and I'm not even attracted to shaggy-haired girls with big mouths.

It's just you and some tweener girls, Dan. But there's a lot of them, and they vote.

Posted by Joe | March 21, 2007 3:02 AM
25

@23

Laura--

Don't you know? All those hundreds of thousands of dads who took their daughters to see a very young Britney Spears writhing around on a bed during her early concerts were strictly interested in her talent. And her personality. I especially liked her early "non sexual" videos where she was dressed up like a Catholic schoolgirl. Yep, it's all about the singing talent.

Posted by Matt in MIchigan | March 21, 2007 3:30 AM
26

Thank you, Andrew.
The sister is a piece of work.

Posted by steve | March 21, 2007 6:27 AM
27

Uh, Dan, it's "Olbermann"

Posted by Ken | March 21, 2007 6:57 AM
28

Luckily I know gay men who are decent adults and have boundaries. If you all don't realize it is inappropriate for a 40 year old father to express glee at sex with teens- go talk to the public schools and see what they think. Same goes for adoption agencies. And please stay away from my children. And me. If you have any brains you'll get some therapy.

Posted by rufus jones | March 21, 2007 7:11 AM
29

Oh lord...that was funny. I laughed out loud. And it was a laugh of recognition...

Posted by Erik | March 21, 2007 7:49 AM
30

I'm a gay lady and I find him completely adorable. He's just got this appeal. I can't figure out why that woman would have such a dislike for him.

Posted by gex | March 21, 2007 7:55 AM
31

Maybe you ought to skip some meals.

Posted by Boomer | March 21, 2007 7:59 AM
32

This is no different than the middle-aged dad with a little too much interest in Britney Spears.

That said, given the prejudice of many retards that homosexuality = pedophilia, it might of been unwise of Dan to be quite so open about his reaction.

Posted by MHD | March 21, 2007 8:01 AM
33

Rufus: I hate to break it to you, but the age of consent in most parts of this country, including Washington, is 16. Like it or not, our society treats people 16 and older as sexual beings, and there isn't a graduated scale. They can't vote, and they can't be in porn, but they can fuck--and be fucked by--anyone--also of age--they want without anyone getting in trouble for it, as long as everyone consents. There are slightly different standards when it comes to people in positions of authority, such as school teachers. As far as I know, Dan does not work in a school, nor is he in any position of authority over any of-age teenagers, particularly this one. How about you get over yourself and your tired sanctimoniousness.

Posted by Chris | March 21, 2007 8:12 AM
34

rufus @ 18 & 28: one day when we are all one being i will take some time out of the day to explain to you that you are wrong about this. also your appeal to bastions of institutionalized unintelligence and anti-intelligence such as public schools, adoption agencies and practical psychotherapy does not go unlaughed at.

Posted by josh | March 21, 2007 8:40 AM
35

Rufus -- Grandmilf?

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | March 21, 2007 8:49 AM
36

To everyone pointing out to Dan how wrong it is for him to lust after a 17 year-old-but-perfectly-legal, kid. Didn't Dan beat you to it?

"Okay, itís wrong. He is just seventeen, if you know what I mean, and so itís totally wrong, wronger, wrongest. And Iím a marriedish man. Husband, kid, poodle."

He also describes himself as feeling like a "dirty old man."

Posted by Mikey | March 21, 2007 8:59 AM
37

Maybe you think he's hot because that's what teenagers looked like when you were a teenager in the 1970's.

Posted by Just sayin' | March 21, 2007 9:06 AM
38

HEELLLLOOO, wasn't half the country drooling over a certain Miss Lohan before she turned 18 and became a crack whore?

Posted by Mike | March 21, 2007 10:21 AM
39

Chicken hawk! 10/7/1964

Posted by Starr K | March 21, 2007 11:25 AM
40

That makes Savage younger than I thought. He spent most of his teenage years in the 80s, not the 70s.

Posted by Mikey | March 21, 2007 11:48 AM
41

wanting to fuck a 17 year old does NOT make you a pedophile...pedophiles are attracted to PRE-pubescent CHILDREN...Sanjaya is obviously NOT pre pubescent and of legal fucking age...i loathe pedophilia and pity those who under that burden but this recent absured American obsession that anyone sexually attracted to a post pubescent human being of young age is some sort of monster is ridiculous...there's a world of difference between wanting to fuck pre pubescent kids and wanting to fuck sexually functioning young adults...personally, I"m not interested in anyone under the age of 20 or so and I wasn't when i WAS that age...(gimme a 30-45 yr old daddy any day of the week)...but if i was 17 again and heard that dan savage had the hots for me, i'd be tickled pink...
i think sanjaya is grosser than gross BUT i can see where people think he's 'hot'....that androgynous, elfin, boytoy thing has been a turn on for many people since the beginning of time...and they're not all a bunch of cradle fuckers...so people, lighten the fuck up...

Posted by michael strangeways | March 21, 2007 12:32 PM
42

Every time I hear some guy say things "I like Men not boys" I feel like they are talking in denial and just clarifying for themselves out loud so that we all can hear that they really, really do not like younger men. It is like having a stiff drink when things around you get uncomfortable. Ahhh! Now I am ok. All that classification over when you are a man is so arbitrary. Teenagers can be sexy. But then we add so much fear to anything associated with "those teen years" that we are forced to distance ourselves from them or be told you have pedophile tendencies. Lots of men lust after teen girls, as mentioned already, and that seems to be ok. There is a Jessica Simpson add for pizza on TV where she is sexual to what looks like a 13 year old boy. That seems to be ok. But given the opportunity to condemn an older man being honest about a younger man and all the people that are uncomfortable with it start spouting off just to make sure we know what side of the line they stand. Some men in their early 20's still are called boys getting teen stigma attached to there looks if they look young. Some men call themselves boys as they get older because they do not want to let go of their sexy teen years. In some countries 17 is a man. Sanjaya is a young man and it is ok to recognize the fact that to some he is cute handsome, sexy whatever. If you are not attracted to someone like him then ok. You are not part of a distinctive club that is better just because you are distancing yourself from something you are uncomfortable with by declaring " I like men not boys". Dan is not uncomfortable with talking about attraction and his "fantasy" about younger men. Seems not to bother him. But the people that it does bother are the ones with a problem because maybe just maybe there is a young guy out there that they have seen and actually do like and they need to shout out loud "No! No! I like men not boys. Now go back to your porn where most of the guys are supposedly 18 or over. Sanjaya is closer to their age than you are but you look at the porn with them in it.
To talk about your fantasies is ok. Saying you like someone younger is not the same as acting out on the fantasy. 17 is not 8.
Get over it!

Posted by -B- | March 21, 2007 12:36 PM
43

And furthermore:

puh-leeze; the last time dan savage was in his late twenties Bill and Hillary still lived in Arkansas....

michael jackson still had most of his original nose....

anna nicole still had her original tits..

the golden girls was still in its original run...

tom cruise was on his first 'wife'...

i'll stop now...

Posted by michael strangeways | March 21, 2007 12:38 PM
44

Save your sorry excuses, your warped honesty, your weak comparisons with straight men lusting after Britney for your therapy sessions. You all sound more pathetic with each comment.

Posted by rufus jones | March 21, 2007 12:48 PM
45

~B~ don't tell me what I like and what I don't like. When I say I like men not boys I mean just that and I'm not hiding a damn thing. I don't want sex with women either, are you gunna tell me I'm hiding my desire for sex with women? And further more I'm NOT condeming anyone for their tastes. Dan can fuck all the Snajayas out there and I'll fuck all the Brad Pitts. In the end everyone is happy, with the exception of old-farts like you that seem to live life thru others' eyes. Please get a life.

Posted by Sargon Bighorn | March 21, 2007 12:58 PM
46

Maybe weíre not the only ones out there that wanna fuck this guy. Maybe there are lots of guys, gay and straight, who look at that face and thinkÖ

Not to mention STRAIGHT GIRLS, you know the ones ACTUALLY VOTING on this dumbass show. Little girls, tweens and teen girls are voting for his non-singing ass because he is cute as hell, has long, pretty hair and a mouth you fall asleep at night thinking about. I know American society tries to convince us that girls have no sex drive, but it's not actually true.

Posted by fuss | March 21, 2007 12:59 PM
47

The idea of having sex with Sanjaya makes my dick fgucking crawl up inside of me and want to never come out for fear that he may be nearby.

Posted by chriso | March 21, 2007 1:00 PM
48

What about all these "teens" that apparently don't enter into your computation about earthly pleasures? You talk a good game about what it does for you. What about you tween partner?

Talk to your local sociologist/therapist/anthropologist and explore how folks view childhood encounters with old men like you later in life. They often look back and see a lot of manipulation, abuse and loneliness. I'm not from this country but I see in your self serving posts the same kind of stench coming from Bush et al. It's all about serving your needs.

Posted by rufus jones | March 21, 2007 1:16 PM
49

I believe 16 is legal in WA state anyway.

Posted by him | March 21, 2007 1:32 PM
50

#45
I did not tell "you" anything, I don't know you. I was not personally directing anything just at you. It is about how "some" sound, "some". If you are not one of them then ok
and I am quite happy in life and my "old fart" age.
Thanks

Posted by -B- | March 21, 2007 1:58 PM
51

Ya know I saw some clips from early Stones preformances, it was friggin' amazing how young and androgynous (sp?) Mick looked like. No doubt Sanjaya's "handlers" are onto this (after all his father is a musician) and will play it up. Saw part of the perfomance, and this lil' indian dude just does'nt have it, needs some real wear 'n tear on the ol' psyche, lots o' drugs, 'n a much better voice to get anywhere in the ol' pop biz. Personally, I'm not at all surprised Dan wants to use his Sledgehammer of luv on this kid, there's a certain aspect that would appeal to gay men. Sanjaya should listen to Mick Jagger's cover of "Little Red Rooster" (I have it playing now) learn a few things from the lyrics and it's much better song for him to ruin! Tho the repeated shots of that little girl were nauseating, she looked terrified when Sanjaya slithered up to her......those were tears of fear.....

Posted by Ariadne | March 21, 2007 2:00 PM
52

For fuck's sake. Expressing a desire to do something is entirely different than acting on that desire. Jesus Christ. And if you've read any of Dan's columns over the past several years he's the first one to tell young gay guys to be extremely wary of older gay guys who show too much interest in helping them come out o' the closet.

Why are the comparisons to Britney Spears or La Lohan weak?

Posted by Matt in Michigan | March 21, 2007 2:01 PM
53

Methinks Rufus is your run of the mill troll. Claiming that someone admitting an attraction to someone (of legal age!) younger than them is the equivalent of a sexual predator preying on young people is absurd on its face.

Posted by Chris | March 21, 2007 2:40 PM
54

a 17 yr old isn't a child...and they're definately not a 'tween', which i believe is 10,11,12...(they're not much of an adult, either, but neither are a lot of 40 yr olds)....

some people on here need to get a grip...

Posted by michael strangeways | March 21, 2007 2:40 PM
55

I think Sanjaya's head already IS on the body of a girl!

Posted by John | March 21, 2007 3:38 PM
56

People are overreacting ... pedophilia is when you're attracted to prepubescent kids, not people who are post-puberty and physically capable of sexual activity. Plenty of straight guys (like, most of them) like teenage girls, and it's natural ó they're extremely fertile.

Posted by Jocelyn | March 21, 2007 5:13 PM
57

Umn... I saw the youtube clip with his sister, and I want her. Like, with a ribbon on her head for my birthday in my bed.

Ok, now that that's out...

Dan's not a horrible savage (no pun intended) human being. He acknowledges that it would be wrong to actually screw him, and, anyway, 17 is not a "child," it's not like the guy is 7 or something. We're talking about a few years of ickyness. Let's not go overboard about it.

Posted by RJ | March 21, 2007 7:42 PM
58

What about MIKA, Dan?

Posted by jonathan | March 21, 2007 8:08 PM
59

I am KING FUCK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was Jeremy Martin's band mate. KING FUCK YOU, FEATURING JESUS THE PRODUCER. I'm willing to talk to you because, you guys don't print false lies. If you want to talk- 206-604-4890

Posted by chris st.peter | March 22, 2007 1:33 AM
60

This string of comments is hilarious.

So, you think that if Sanjaya would come up to Dan and say "here I am", Dan would run off with him to a sleazy motel?
Somehow, reading his post, I don't think so. I think he'd giggle and blush and run away.

On the other hand, if Mr Malakar wanted to. Who are we to judge? He's 17, not 7.

(Jonathan: MIka... hmmm I may be a lesbian, but I'd do him :-) )

Posted by Griet | March 22, 2007 4:56 AM
61

Idol is a talent show, not a beauty contest for actual, potential or suspected gays. Therefore his sexual proclivity is irrelevant.

The lad has talent, perhaps not the most talented in pure vocal presentation, but talented nonetheless.

He has a stage presence that won't quit.

He improves in both areas with each performance.

Whether one would like to jump his bones or not aside, he surely deserves to be where he is.

Posted by geedog | March 22, 2007 8:28 AM
62

Sanjaya drop out of the competition. It is for your own good. The only reason you are around is because you are a laughing stock. We want to laugh at you.

Posted by sujish | March 22, 2007 8:51 AM
63

With just the hair and the lips, Sanjaya is quite fuckable. But if you saw him in motion (doing the hula, for example) you would be completely creeped out and flaccid. He has a pathologically tentative Michael Jackson quality to him.

Posted by Rob. | March 22, 2007 12:11 PM
64

Can anyone tell me how to spell...Transsexual? hahahahah

Posted by Cimmeriandoug | March 22, 2007 5:41 PM
65

rufus...

...your protestions are hot. Really, really hot.

I'm a 16 year old girl, and I want to work your crank.

With a pencil sharpener.

Posted by Lolita-lita-bo-bita | March 22, 2007 6:41 PM
66

Sanjaya seems like a nice young man, pleasant, good attitude - I think that's why he gets a lot of votes. He's non threatening.

I really hope people will vote for Blake. He's original, he's a nice guy, he's cute, and he has one of the most delicious asses I've ever seen.

Posted by Jon | March 23, 2007 1:17 AM
67

I think sanjaya is cute. His singing is alright and soulful. It is not the shouting and guitar banging style. I love the smoothness of his voice.
After 18 his voice is going to mature and become better. I am going to vote for my future than some 30 year who I know would hardly mature any further.

Posted by Angela | March 25, 2007 1:48 AM
68

I think sanjaya is cute. His singing is alright and soulful. It is not the shouting and guitar banging style. I love the smoothness of his voice.
After 18 his voice is going to mature and become better. I am going to vote for my future than some 30 year who I know would hardly mature any further.

Posted by Angela | March 25, 2007 1:49 AM
69

Anyone who votes for Sanjaya is CRAZY. He has little or no talent. He's not really very cute. His hair is messy. Anyone voting for him should consider the other TALENTED performers before they vote

Posted by Cin | March 28, 2007 5:49 PM
70

Sanjaya is not worth a dayum,how can you keep him on the show???? He looks and sounds gay and gonna give it one more week if he stay's then I wont watch American Idol again.You have talent on the show but he sure as heck not it..Someone on the show has to have the final vote.GET HIM OFF THE SHOW...

Posted by Jean | March 28, 2007 8:00 PM
71

Sanjaya is not worth a dayum,how can you keep him on the show???? He looks and sounds gay and gonna give it one more week if he stay's then I wont watch American Idol again.You have talent on the show but he sure as heck not it..Someone on the show has to have the final vote.GET HIM OFF THE SHOW...

Posted by Jean | March 28, 2007 8:00 PM
72

I am sorry...boy is one ugly motherfucker!

Posted by Karim | March 28, 2007 8:56 PM
73

All of you who are ragging on Dan Savage because of his desire, get over it! It's thoughts. Fantasy. He isn't pursuing Sanjaya and he says that he knows it's wrong so deal with it! Besides what the hell is the difference between Dan's lust and all the dirty older men who drooled for Brittany Spears when she was dressed as a schoolgirl and she wasn't even 17 then. Is the only difference between getting the hots for Sanjaya and getting hot and bothered over younger Brittany, Christina, et al, because somehow heterosexual dirty old man lust is more acceptable than homosexual dirty old man lust?

Let all you without sin cast the first stone!

Posted by blackwidower | March 29, 2007 10:18 PM
74

Are you fucking kidding me with this? You people have posted 73 times(make that 74 with mine) about a friggin TV show. Who gives a shit about Sanjaya? Find something more important to trouble yourself with. I hope Dan fucks the shit out of him. Now that would be worth 74 posts.

Posted by Tommy | March 30, 2007 11:56 AM
75

What I want to know is how Dan managed to remain so blissfully ignorant of Sanjaya's existence THIS long. Even if Dan had switched the bar's TV over to Olbermann, he'd have seen an entire segment about the shaggy-haired litle he-siren.

Seriously, he's on every TV show, every blog, every newspaper in America.

Posted by Paul | March 30, 2007 5:00 PM
76

funniest. blog. post. ever. Dan, you rule. Fan for life.

Posted by Rascal | March 31, 2007 5:04 AM
77

http://www.kingofallnerds.com/sanjaya Why vote a handful of times when you can have your computer's modem cast hundreds of votes automatically? Sanjaya War Dialer is awesome!

Posted by Woooo Hooooo! | April 2, 2007 4:24 AM

Comments Closed

In order to combat spam, we are no longer accepting comments on this post (or any post more than 45 days old).