August 5, 2008, - 12:31 pm

Brokeback Ballroom: No, America Doesn’t Want to See Two Dudes Dancing

By Debbie Schlussel
And here’s the latest in “In Your Face” gay news . . .
Lance Bass–the former “‘N Sync” singer who outed himself as gay–is the talk of Hollywood, with speculation that he will star on the next edition of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars.”
As you’ve probably deduced, the discussion centers on whether the gay Bass will dance with a man or a woman on the show, which usually has a professional dancer of the opposite sex partnering up with each has-been, D-list celeb on the show.

Pro dancer and show regular Cheryl Burke

I don’t think America is ready to watch two men dancing.

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Um, it’s not that we’re not “ready.” It’s that we don’t want it shoved in our face. What you do behind closed doors is your business. But don’t make us watch.
And if it does happen, Bass will be the laughing stock and the first contestant voted off . . . unless Elton John’s harem monopolizes the phone lines on which people vote.
**** UPDATE: Reader Ari disagrees with me:

You said “Whatever you do behind closed doors is your business.”
That’s not true.
Everybody pays when people are irresponsible sexually. We pay for thousands of bastard children born to irresponsible teenagers. We pay for the uninsured to get care for VD with our tax dollars and higher prices of medical insurance. We pay for AIDS research because the disease is spread by what two men do behind closed doors.
I would agree with you that it’s nobody’s business, but we’re all paying for it. That makes it OUR business.

He has a point.

5 Responses

This has evolved into one of those bad movies, of having to accept this crap or else. Well, I don’t have to, and won’t ever accept gays, or lesbianism as being normal.
The last thing this country will EVER need is, thought police, or mind control!

Jackson Pearson on August 5, 2008 at 1:53 pm

“We pay for AIDS research because the disease is spread by what two men do behind closed doors. SAY WHAAAAT girlfriend!
No more gay than a coldÖ
However, for white bread eating Americans(educated or not) it is a gay disease a retribution from a loving G-d. Although, thats the rule for north America. Its a different story in AfricaÖ
Hey HoMophobes Jesus saves!

kieko on August 5, 2008 at 8:06 pm

Good article, excellent point. In other countries it may affect heterosexuals but it is still the irresponsible unprotected idiots that are killing themselves. The amount of people dying from blood transfusions is EXTREMELY SMALL. We’re tired of the media trying to convince us that this b.s. is normal.

samurai on August 6, 2008 at 12:38 am

the only reason lance should be paired with a woman is that it would alter the comptetion since the dancing styles of men and women are different.
otherwise, two men dancing together is really not all that scary. hasn’t anyone here ever been to a disco ?? .. and just for information: the tango originated as a dance between two men, so it’s not as though it’s some crazy new thing being foisted upon everybody. jeeze, the things some people get upset about …..

el polacko on August 6, 2008 at 3:41 pm

Sheesh! A post about 2 men dancing turned into a discussion about AIDS.

Beanspiller88 on August 6, 2008 at 9:54 pm

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