posted by January 24 at 8:18 AMon
How much do right-wing talkers hate gay people? They hate us so much that they’ll mock a heterosexual actor less than two hours after his tragic and accidental death—why? Because that actor had the nerve to play one gay role over the course of his more than decade-long career. Via Towleroad:
FOX News host John Gibson revelled in Heath Ledger’s death yesterday on his radio show, finding a new opportunity to mock Brokeback Mountain (and by proxy, gay love), which in 2006 he called a “gay agenda movie,” Think Progress reports:
“Playing an audio clip of the iconic quote, ‘I wish I knew how to quit you’ from Ledgers gay romance movie Brokeback Mountain, Gibson disdainfully quipped, ‘Well, he found out how to quit you.’ Laughing, Gibson then played another clip from Brokeback Mountain in which Ledger said, ‘Were dead,’ followed by his own, mocking ‘Were dead’ before playing the clip again.”
Here’s hoping actors and directors in Hollywood take note and, like Barack Obama, refuse to go on Fox News programs. You can hear the clip at Think Progress.
What a fucking pig.
UPDATE: In case you feel so moved…
And, yes, Gibson’s comments go a long way toward perpetuating the injustice documented in the post below this one.