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Towleroad Guide to the Tube #781

COCKBLOCKER: A new ditty from The Bearded Ladies.

HALLOWEEN BRAWL: Somebody got a trick instead of a treat in Oakland, California.

JESSE TYLER FERGUSON: Tells Joy Behar that Republicans love Modern Family.

ASHTON KUTCHER: Turns the tables on TMZ staffers.

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  1. Towleroad is NOT a racist website! Yes, it is run by an all-white group of people, and about 95% of the readership is white, but it is NOT a racist site in any way. Okay, this one clip of some ignorant, low-class black Americans acting like a bunch of jackasses was posted here, but these are balanced out by all the other video clips posted here that reflect the true spectrum of the American black experience. I mean, think of all the videos that show black doctors and lawyers, happy black middle-class families, black social workers improving lives in the inner city, black college professors mentoring their pupils, etc. So this website absolutely does NOT implicitly advocate white supremacy!

    Posted by: LARRY CRAIG (NOT THAT ONE) | Nov 16, 2010 5:34:31 PM

  2. Check please!

    So everyone's big and bad throwing items, lol, but 1, no one was hit with them and 2, no one got punched and 3, they all stayed at least 10feet form each other. All they have to show for this, is a Denny's, torn the head up.

    And brawl 101, you throw 2 chairs max, then get the hell out! The cops are already on the way.

    Posted by: B | Nov 16, 2010 5:49:54 PM

  3. All the more reason to stay the hell out of Oakland....

    Posted by: Liam | Nov 16, 2010 5:53:13 PM

  4. So is this the element that takes over the castro for halloween, ruining it, that people have complaining about? Next time someone says that the world would better off if women ruled it...welllll

    thanks for that preemptive strike defending the not racist status of towleroad, larry craig...your white guilt is a beacon of condescension that should be exploited to the fullest, for it does nothing but engender hostility...and understandably so.

    Posted by: TANK | Nov 16, 2010 6:21:48 PM

  5. A. Why is Towleroad run but all White people?

    B. Often Black Gay Pride and BET are chided for having to still be in existence. Does having a major blog/website with no Black participants answer the question?

    C. Can Towleroad and other websites/blogs like it be compared to Fox News for hand picking stories that place Blacks and people of color in a bad light. Yes there's tons of negative stories that can be told about Blacks but funny how only Black Gay blogs can find those positive stories.

    D. How often has Towleroad and other websites/blogs like it use websites such as Rod2.0 for positive Black stories.

    E. Love the blog. I read it everyday but when will Towleroad and the readers of it have a true discussion about race and the inherent racism and bigotry. I don't think it's conscious but it's glaring.

    Posted by: dpbfeb | Nov 16, 2010 7:53:12 PM

  6. i am truly confused why the brawl video was posted. like DPBFEB |i usually love reading towleroad, but find this video to be in extremely poor taste.

    just look at the vitriolic racism being spewed in the video's comment section on youtube. why support and expand the notoriety of a video whose original purpose of humor is now being used as an outlet for extremely hateful people?

    i find larry craig's defense totally incoherent for a few reasons.
    1. the posting of this video doesn't make towleroad racist, because it is conceivable that you could laugh at the video without taking race into account. however, race is necessarily caught up in this video due to the comments, so to a certain extent it does show a like of SENSITIVITY to what seems a pretty obvious component of the video.
    2. your argument suggests that posting offensive videos is somehow mitigated by posting inoffensive or affirmative ones. this seems intuitively untrue... what's that aphorism of one right not necessarily righting a wrong??
    3. it falsely asserts that there is content available showing fairly the full range of the black-american experience. this is patently false... issues of visibility and representation plague all minority communities. consider if this video were of a bunch of gay men brawling at a gay club (not too unheard of). would we be able to confidently justify posting it for people to laugh at because there is a full range of other portrayals of gay life available? probably not.

    Posted by: alex | Nov 16, 2010 8:57:14 PM

  7. Ahem...let be me be the first to say I officially revoke their Black People card and dis-invite them from all future Black Events. That is all.

    Posted by: Jazzy | Nov 16, 2010 10:43:14 PM

  8. The candy corn witch and ladybug costumes are cute, though, which makes it even more bizarre to see them acting that way.

    Posted by: JT | Nov 17, 2010 1:13:23 AM

  9. P.S. Towleroad ain't racist! Don't forget Towle's part in trying to lynch the white Duke lacrosse boys in 2006 (hi Tank).

    Posted by: JT | Nov 17, 2010 1:16:10 AM

  10. Is that why BET gets chided? I thought it was for always showing the black community in the most favorable, flattering light...

    I knows towleroad ain't racist! It's got a black background.

    JT wanted to mack on all those lacrosse players.

    Posted by: TANK | Nov 17, 2010 1:35:19 AM

  11. @TANK: Who the fuck talks about "white guilt" anymore? You're just showing your age... this is 2010, not 1972. Instead of throwing outdated labels around, Tank, open your eyes and look around this site. How many positive stories do you see about black Americans? How many stories are there about young blacks who are going to college and trying to build better lives for themselves? How many stories are there about the thousands and thousands of young black men and women serving in our armed forces, and dying for our country? There aren't any stories like that on this white-run site with its predominantly white audience. No, there are just stories like this one: a bunch of stupid, uneducated black teenagers acting like morons. Sure, that is not conscious and intentional racism, but it's racism just the same. Did you read any of the comments about this video on YouTube, Tank? Andy Towle should be ashamed that he posted that video here, and his black friends (if he has any) should tell him to remove the video.

    Posted by: LARRY CRAIG (NOT THAT ONE) | Nov 17, 2010 3:12:52 AM

  12. Don't you have something to smudge, or someone to apologize to for oppressing? Fuckin' hippie liberal douche. Read them? Hell, I posted most of them. Um, no...and is towle responsible for the misguided bigotry of others voiced in youtube comments section? Go bang a drum.

    Posted by: TANK | Nov 17, 2010 3:34:54 AM

  13. "Fuckin' hippie liberal douche"... who in the fuck talks like that anymore?! What rock do you live under? You can call me all the names you want, Tank, but by doing that you simply reveal the intellectual emptiness of your arguments. I'm not saying that anyone here is an evil or vicious hatemonger in terms of race: I'm just saying that when someone only posts videos or highlights stories that show a racial minority in a negative light, and never post videos or stories that show that group in a positive light, they are not exactly helping our society move beyond racism. America's future is either people of different races and nationalities finding a way to coexist in peace, or the Bosnian civil war on a scale ten thousand times worse. Those are our only choices, whether you like it or not.

    Posted by: LARRY CRAIG (NOT THAT ONE) | Nov 17, 2010 9:50:07 AM

  14. OMFG are you idiots for real with this "racism" bullshit? Must be hard to live your life when you are busy making up stupid shit to post on comment boards. Yeah, I am talking to you Larry Craig and DPBFEB. Get fucking lives already!
    The video showed only a bunch of people acting up - and too dumb to know to get the hell out of there before the cops showed up!

    P.S. Love how some of the douches at TMZ don't like the same treatment they give other people.

    Posted by: Shane | Nov 17, 2010 11:00:32 AM

  15. Or are you a hipster douche? Either way, you're a brain tumor. I don't think anyone will ever make the mistake of taking you seriously in real life.

    Posted by: TANK | Nov 17, 2010 1:47:45 PM

  16. More name-calling, Tank? And such trite and cliched names at that. I guess that's how some people react against arguments that they can't refute logically. Well, if you're happy to remain stuck in your own racist ignorance that's your choice. While others are working to build understanding and cooperation between the races and the nationalities here in America you can hide under your lily-white rock.

    Posted by: LARRY CRAIG (NOT THAT ONE) | Nov 17, 2010 3:38:29 PM

  17. If you guys don't like Towleroad you should just email its advertisers and say you're boycotting it for a month. Towle, Queerty, all these characters just care about $$$. If a story ticks guys off to the point where they keep coming back to post, that's fine with them.

    Posted by: JT | Nov 17, 2010 9:37:12 PM

  18. And Tank, even though I think you can be a horror, you're really smart enough to have your own opinionated blog. You should consider it.

    Posted by: JT | Nov 17, 2010 9:39:20 PM

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