Comments

  1. Brandon says

    People that don’t like this are probably still hoping that nobody can tell that they’re gay in public. Stop being a nervous nellie.

  2. Erik says

    LOL you’re ridiculous, Ben. This is as good-natured as a parody can get. It’s harmless and funny and the guys in this are pretty vocal about their intentions with it, their like of One Direction as a group, etc.

    Get over yourself, girl.

  3. Joe says

    Retarded, utterly unoriginal, embarrassing and not remotely funny. This is why straight people bash gays.

  4. Markus Taylor says

    “The people who find this funny also like minstrel acts and blackface.”

    Good lord. Get a sense of humor.

  5. Seattle Mike says

    Cute guys, but awfully stereotypical. I don’t do any of those things they talk about and I’m as gay as a garden party.

  6. david says

    I just love it when gays think other people hate them because they did something wrong. How catholic. Have you ever, ever, ever entertained the thought that maybe just maybe certain people hate gays because their inherited bigotry make them hate pretty much anything they don’t understand?

  7. Derrick from Philly says

    God bless you, DAVID. That’s if you believe in God, of course.

    Well, thank you for your comment.

  8. larry says

    This was very cute. But to me, the mixed reactions here underlines the problem we have with the portrayal of gays in the media–it’s much more interesting for people to embrace the stereotypical traits of gays rather than accept the fact that there are gays walking among them, acting like normal people. That’s why whenever the media covers a gay pride parade you see two things–the drag queens and the leather guys–not the millions of other men and women who look and act like “average” people.

  9. larry says

    This was very cute. But to me, the mixed reactions here underlines the problem we have with the portrayal of gays in the media–it’s much more interesting for people to embrace the stereotypical traits of gays rather than accept the fact that there are gays walking among them, acting like normal people. That’s why whenever the media covers a gay pride parade you see two things–the drag queens and the leather guys–not the millions of other men and women who look and act like “average” people.

  10. larry says

    This was very cute. But to me, the mixed reactions here underlines the problem we have with the portrayal of gays in the media–it’s much more interesting for people to embrace the stereotypical traits of gays rather than accept the fact that there are gays walking among them, acting like normal people. That’s why whenever the media covers a gay pride parade you see two things–the drag queens and the leather guys–not the millions of other men and women who look and act like “average” people.

  11. larry says

    This was very cute. But to me, the mixed reactions here underlines the problem we have with the portrayal of gays in the media–it’s much more interesting for people to embrace the stereotypical traits of gays rather than accept the fact that there are gays walking among them, acting like normal people. That’s why whenever the media covers a gay pride parade you see two things–the drag queens and the leather guys–not the millions of other men and women who look and act like “average” people.

  12. larry says

    This was very cute. But to me, the mixed reactions here underlines the problem we have with the portrayal of gays in the media–it’s much more interesting for people to embrace the stereotypical traits of gays rather than accept the fact that there are gays walking among them, acting like normal people. That’s why whenever the media covers a gay pride parade you see two things–the drag queens and the leather guys–not the millions of other men and women who look and act like “average” people.

  13. larry says

    This was very cute. But to me, the mixed reactions here underlines the problem we have with the portrayal of gays in the media–it’s much more interesting for people to embrace the stereotypical traits of gays rather than accept the fact that there are gays walking among them, acting like normal people. That’s why whenever the media covers a gay pride parade you see two things–the drag queens and the leather guys–not the millions of other men and women who look and act like “average” people.

  14. larry says

    This was very cute. But to me, the mixed reactions here underlines the problem we have with the portrayal of gays in the media–it’s much more interesting for people to embrace the stereotypical traits of gays rather than accept the fact that there are gays walking among them, acting like normal people. That’s why whenever the media covers a gay pride parade you see two things–the drag queens and the leather guys–not the millions of other men and women who look and act like “average” people.

  15. larry says

    This was very cute. But to me, the mixed reactions here underlines the problem we have with the portrayal of gays in the media–it’s much more interesting for people to embrace the stereotypical traits of gays rather than accept the fact that there are gays walking among them, acting like normal people. That’s why whenever the media covers a gay pride parade you see two things–the drag queens and the leather guys–not the millions of other men and women who look and act like “average” people.

  16. says

    This is really funny and made me smile. Thanks for sharing! I’ve noticed that when anything remotely effeminate or “stereotypically gay” is posted on here, there are several folks who immediately condemn it and say not all gays are that way. You’re right, not all gay men are this way, just as not all gay men are apparently as hypermasculine as the haters on here. Gay men span the spectrum of masculine/feminine, and to knock on a video that is funny and actually is representative of some members of the gay community isn’t very nice. And to say this is the reason gay men get bashed is beyond ridiculous…are really going to play “blame the femme gay” for the homophobes out there?? Should we all just try to “act normal” so straights will play nice? Geez.

  17. Zach says

    This is really funny and made me smile. Thanks for sharing! I’ve noticed that when anything remotely effeminate or “stereotypically gay” is posted on here, there are several folks who immediately condemn it and say not all gays are that way. You’re right, not all gay men are this way, just as not all gay men are apparently as hypermasculine as the haters on here. Gay men span the spectrum of masculine/feminine, and to knock on a video that is funny and actually is representative of some members of the gay community isn’t very nice. And to say this is the reason gay men get bashed is beyond ridiculous…are really going to play “blame the femme gay” for the homophobes out there?? Should we all just try to “act normal” so straights will play nice? Geez.

  18. Rick says

    “Retarded, utterly unoriginal, embarrassing and not remotely funny. This is why straight people bash gays.”

    Thank you, Joe.

    “Have you ever, ever, ever entertained the thought that maybe just maybe certain people hate gays because their inherited bigotry make them hate pretty much anything they don’t understand?”

    There are a lot of things people don’t understand, but don’t hate, either. One can not understand certain aspects of foreign cultures, for example, without hating them, being, instead, amused or amazed or enamored of them.

    And there is no such thing as inherited bigotry.

    Effeminate behavior is THE principal reason gay men are disliked–and this applies to liberals, as well as conservatives, even if the liberals will nevertheless concede the principle of equal rights. And it is the reason bullying exists.

    It is rooted in internalized homophobia. Those who engage in such behavior are doing exactly what bigots want them to do–and in fact share the ideological notion that bigots put forth–namely that attraction to other men sexually is incompatible with masculinity.

    There is nothing natural in this behavior–and its artificiality is apparent to anyone observing it, which makes it even more pathetic.

    If you get your head stomped into the ground after behaving like this, don’t come crying to the rest of us for sympathy, because you will have brought it on yourself.

  19. says

    Here’s another fun reality – all the gays complaining about this video aren’t able to do the same thing – to be just as Visible and just as Identifiable.

    if you want people to see “the other kinds of gays” then you have one option: make a video of yourself, and your just-like-you gay male friends. show who you are.

    you can’t sit in the closet and complain that the Out gays aren’t “the right kind of gay” when your own kind is a simpering insecure pu**y typing furiously from the back of your closet.

    show who you are, represent the “kind of gay” you are. or STFU.

    the gays you hate aren’t going anywhere. they will not go into hiding, they will not back down. so your anger at them will not affect them at all, it’ll only drive you further into your own closets of despair.

    so show who you are, and how you are about it, or shut up. but to sit and complain about them misrepresenting you when you have no intention of representing yourself just makes you a hissy little wimp.

  20. Brandon says

    Rick, I have a sneaking suspicion that all the things people say about your are 100% true. If “effeminate behavior” is “the principle reason gays are disliked” then I’m puzzled as to why you don’t shut down your naysayers and prove them wrong by showing who you are, and how masculine you are, and what kind of example you lead, and how accepted you are by the straight people in your life.

    I know many people like the guys in this video. The straight people in their lives love and accept them.

    I’ve also noticed that guys who talk like you are always full of S**t. You’re not out, and you hate that these types of guys are, because these are the types of guys you were brought up to hate. But what’s the use? If you’re such a real man then why can’t you show yourself? You must have nothing to hide, since you’re such a masculine “tolerable for straights” kind of gay man, so why can’t you prove it?

    The gay men you hate and blame for anti-gay prejudice have no qualms with being out and visible and known. the gay men you canonize all seem to make every excuse in the book to not come out, and to not show themselves as gay men.

    Quite frankly, you sound like the definitive internet troll – the miserable old queen who is furious that a world of gay men is out there loving their lives and you don’t have the cojones to do the same thing.

  21. Douglas says

    Rick, you could use a lesson in your vocabulary words. Internalized homophobia is the condition where gay people hate themselves because they accept the dominant cultural assumption that homosexuality is wrong. Do you really believe that effeminate men act the way they do because they actually hate being gay? Why in the world would they do such a thing that would bring attention to themselves if they don’t want anyone to know they are gay? That doesn’t make sense. It sounds like you suffer from a severe case of internalized homophobia yourself, thinking there is only one type of “natural” masculinity and it just so happens to be modeled on the heterosexual version. And to say that people deserve to be bashed is absolutely reprehensible. I suppose all the kids that have taken their own lives because of bullying also deserved what they got? While it’s not the same thing at all, you can compare your statement to the people who blame women for their own rapes because they were dressed too provocatively. It’s always the victim’s fault from perspectives like yours.

  22. UFFDA says

    I think Rick makes excellent points and I too hate effeminate flambouyant queens for the same reasons Rick does. You see, Rick and I both engaged in loving consensual sexual relationships with our fathers, something the bratty trolls on this site refuse to understand, and yet both of our fathers made us dress up like girls when we’d engage in sex-play because they thought we wanted it. Why? Because of effeminate queens who listen to Lady Gaga. That’s why Rick and I are correct – were it not for those stereotypical effeminate queens marching in heels during pride parades, we would both have been able to perform sex acts on our own fathers while still dressed as males, which was our only dream in life.

  23. Derrick from Philly says

    “…the gays you hate aren’t going anywhere.”

    Amen, Little Kiwi.

    I don’t know why I read Rick’s silly posts anymore. He’s fighting….pretending to fight a cause that is hopeless (and should be).

    He’d better not go to the West Village the last Sunday in June and talk his sh.t. Some Drag Queen will take off one of her heels and whup his azz.

  24. says

    Derrick, i suppose we can solace in this knowledge – the “RICK’s of the world are so cripplingly scared of being known as Gay that they’ll have no impact whatsoever in the world.

    They won’t be around other gays in order to ruin our fun. They don’t have the balls to be Out to straight people, so they won’t ever raise their voice to change things.

    They will only ever log onto a website that allows for anonymous commenting, and that will be their outlet to live vicariously through, as they have no Out Gay Life of their own to enjoy or experience.

    there’s a reason the “i hate femmes’ crowd can never show their faces. They’re not man enough.

  25. Rick says

    @Douglas Gay men who try to behave like women are doing so because they have internalized the prevailing societal idea that homosexuality equates to a lack of masculinity.

    Did Alexander the Great behave effeminately? No. Do professional gay athletes like Gareth Thomas behave effeminately? No.

    You see, there IS only one type of natural masculinity and it is not the “heterosexual version”, it is simply the “human version”–and it, in fact, has nothing to do with sexual orientation.

    By describing such masculinity as “the heterosexual version”, even though it is manifest in many gay men, you just demonstrate exactly what I am talking about–that YOU and others like you have been so successfully beaten down that you have internalized the idea that homosexuality and natural masculinity are not compatible and that there is some kind of uniquely “homosexual version” of masculinity that is different from the “heterosexual version”.

    Why would there be a different “version” of masculinity based on sexual orientation?

    What would be the basis for it?

    None–UNLESS you believe that sexual orientation is somehow determinant of degree or kind of masculinity…….

  26. Brandon says

    If you’re so masculine then why can’t you show us all this example you lead, Rick?

    Kiwi and Derrick are right. You’re hating people who aren’t going anywhere and certainly aren’t going to back down, and yet yourself evade and give excuses to not be just as out.

    If you’re such a masculine man why do you continue to refuse to show everyone this example you claim to lead?

  27. says

    Brandon, you’re fighting as much of a losing battle as Rick is.

    Rick will never show who he is, and the gay men he blames for his hating being gay will never, ever, slink away into the shadows like he wants them to.

    So it’s a good thing. He’ll keep on being an anonymous coward and the gay men he hates will keep on living out and proud lives.

  28. Jamie says

    Ok I’m reading the comments here and I really don’t get it. Why are people so upset? I don’t understand why there’s so much hatred. I just came out last year, I’m a high school junior, and I’m already sick of guys saying that it’s my fault that people hate gay people just because I’m not some jock or something. And thank you to the people on here who ask why. Why are other gay people always angry and hateful toward guys like this in the video, guys like me, and yet you guys who hate don’t ever put yourselves on the line to show who we are. I don’t get it!!!! Why are you so full of hate? Why are you mad at these guys in the video, when you should be mad at yourselves and all the other guys who you think are like you who aren’t being as visible! Maybe people would think gay men are different if all you guys who think you’re so different stopped hiding!!

  29. Rick says

    @Jamie Before you ruin your life, son–and trust me, being effeminate WILL ruin your life–limiting your professional and social options severely–find yourself a masculine gay man to model your behavior on. There are plenty out there now and they are the ones that succeed, professionally and otherwise.

    It will be the best thing you ever do for yourself and you are still young enough for it to change your life.

    Good luck to you.

  30. Jamie says

    Why? So I can end up like you? This is my first day reading the comments on this site and I can already tell that you’re completely messed up. You’re like those guys at school who tell me that I’m the wrong kind of gay, but you know what? I came out first. I did it FIRST! They’re still not out! I walk around with a target on my back and they hide like losers. I know who my role models are and they’re people who stand up for others, and people who are themselves, not people like you who hate and then hide. I’m not even 18 years old yet but I can still tell that you’re the last thing I’d want to be like in my life.

  31. jim says

    Jamie, they’re full of hate on here because it gets them some obviously MUCH needed, albeit, anonymous attention. It’s an odd kink, but apparently not uncommon.

    Rick dear, how do you know how masculine or feminine Alexander the Great acted, you weren’t personally in his company, were you? If not, don’t toss around your suppositions as if they were facts.

  32. Rick says

    @Jamie You don’t know anything, little boy.

    It is a crying shame that the “it gets better” propagandists are sentencing impressionable young people like yourself to a life of misery at the social margins by encouraging the very kind of behavior that will keep you at the margins for the rest of your life–and you are too young and immature to realize what they are doing to you.

    Which is why kids end up being bullied and even killed.

    I just hope you see the light before that ends up being your fate, as well.

  33. Jamie says

    I don’t see out people like the guys in this video living lives of misery, Rick. I see hateful guys like you living miserably. They’re showing fun visibly and you’re showing hate, secretly. I’m really lucky that my mom and dad and my older brother love me for who I am. They don’t say I should be anything else. You talk about bullying but here you are saying that it’s my fault if I get bullied because I didn’t try harder to act like someone else!! I like who I am and the people who matter like me for who I am too. People get bullied because losers like you don’t stand up for them.

  34. Derrick from Philly says

    Wow, Jamie. I (and I’m sure many others here) am impressed with your insight and your strength. At 18 years old. Wow.

    Oh, for God’s sake, Rick. And who was one of Alexander’s great loves? A EUNUCH!!!! His name was Bagoas. He was a tough cookie but still a eunuch–probably with make-up.

    (I didn’t know whether to use “he” or “she” for a eunuch. Some of them didn’t become that way by choice.)

  35. Mike in the Tundra says

    “Did Alexander the Great behave effeminately? No.”

    Wow! Rick has been around so long he remembers Alexander the Great. Now we know what’s wrong with him – very, very advanced dementia.

  36. Rick says

    One last word of advice to you, Jamie. That is great that you have a family that loves you, but that is your family.

    What you don’t know yet is that the world is a rough-and-tumble place. You will find that out as you make your own way in life.

    Right now, before you do that, though, look around. Can you think of a single successful man in the world who behaves like the boys in that video? Maybe in some stereotypical role like a fashion designer, but that is about it.

    Those gay men who have succeeded–in just about every field–are those who behave with a masculine demeanor that brings them respect in the social mainstream…..whether in the media, in business, in politics, in the sports world, even in Hollywood. Just using the media alone as an example, consider Anderson Cooper, Shep Smith, Don Lemon, and Tom Roberts. Do any of them behave effeminately? Would they be where they are if they did?

    You will find that those who behave effeminately are pretty much absent from the upper echelons of society, across the board.

    You will also find that gay men, themselves, almost all place a premium on masculine behavior when it comes to how attractive they find another man.

    So you really cannot go wrong if you embrace masculinity, whereas if you don’t you are likely to find rejection, failure, and unhappiness is your fate.

    It is your choice–and it IS a choice. Just make sure for your own sake that you make the right one.

  37. Jian says

    So if anyone possesses any of these “gay stereotypes”, then they’re considered gay, right?

    Nice. Keep perpetuating gay stereotypes and the gay community will never be accepted anywhere.

    Ridiculous retards.

  38. Linda says

    Mmmm. So, Jamie, your ability to become a national news anchor could require conformity to a certain model. Would that model eliminate the majority of straight men also? I believe so. The issue fundamentally is that people tend to initially reject what they’re not familiar with. But the more we see new things, the more we accept them, and incorporate them into the concept of “we.” This is why visibility is so important. Change has occurred, and is continuing to occur, because of people refusing to hide. Yes, some of the bigotry Rick talks about is there. If that’s not ok with you, then go out and prove the bigots wrong. Jews have fought to do it. Blacks have fought to do it. Women have fought to do it. Every group that has been in a minority power position has faced, and still faces, obstacles presented by the prejudices of the majority. How you handle that affects not only your life but the lives of others. The thing is, if you’re willing to be seen as different, eventually you’re not seen as different. It can be a vicious world, but that doesn’t mean you don’t fight it.

  39. Michael says

    Stupid tired sterotypes of gays who are lemmings and not really individual souls. This song celebrates that and tnat and it suck.

  40. says

    Hilarious.

    Sidebar: i’m not fond of blonds but he is fabulous! you know, the one with teeth for days! you know, the one with 1% body fat. you know, the one that looks like Gerry from 1Girl5Gays!

  41. says

    The guy in the hat is ripshit funny.

    The cute one looks like stephen webber from wings.

    Yeah, I know. I need tO update my references.

  42. says

    The guy in the hat is ripshit funny.

    The cute one looks like stephen webber from wings.

    Yeah, I know. I need tO update my references.

  43. LITTLE KIWI says

    Consider this folks…in 31 years of swishing around wherever I want in public, screeching gay slogans, parading in high heels with a feather boa over my shoulders and just generally acting purposely like a repellant queen I have only been attacked five of six times and beaten within an inch of my life for no fault of my own. Yet every time I have stood back up and done it again because no matter what other people do to you IT IS NEVER YOUR OWN FAULT. Remember: you never have to learn anything about life when you are doing exactly as you please, all you have to do is get more and more offensive until EVERYONE ELSE CHANGES.

  44. Henry Holland says

    Do we KNOW that Rick is closeted? Has he said so or do people just assume that? Just curious, honest.

    Rick, how would you deal with me?

    I’ve forgotten more about sports than you’ll ever know, until my knees gave out played in straight baseball and basketball leagues, can work on a car, have no trace of femme in my voice and my wrists are straight as an arrow etc. etc.

    I also went to the ballet last week (the Bolshoi doing “Swan Lake” FABULOUS), am a huge opera fan, love art and classical music and poetry and all that.

    So tell me, you smug, sanctimonious bore, am *I* going to feel the slings and arrows of straight society because I went to the ballet last week? Or does my being able to change the carburetor on my car cancel that out?

    Hurry, I’m dying to know.

  45. TJ says

    Second verse (and third, fourth, fifth, ad infinatum), same as the first. It ain’t no better but it gets much worse.

    Poor, sad, you know who.

    And I think that posting as someone else has gotten even older than count down to X in 3-2-1…

  46. TJ says

    Second verse (and third, fourth, fifth, ad infinatum), same as the first. It ain’t no better but it gets much worse.

    Poor, sad, you know who.

    And I think that posting as someone else has gotten even older than count down to X in 3-2-1…

  47. Dback says

    Clever and fun, but I would’ve liked some more verses so that the humor kept building–by the third repetition, I was starting to whistle “Is That All There Is?” Still think the Key of Awesome’s parody is funnier (and more lethal).

  48. el polacko says

    the video is cute-ish but i have to concur with those who express dismay over the list of silly stereotypes that are, supposedly, things that homosexuals do.
    ..and when did guys start referring to their genitals as “junk” ?? we used to call them ‘jewels’. why are we participating in the devaluing of men ? the misandry that is rampant in our society doesn’t need our help.

  49. Jae says

    I’m lovin Rick’s tirade against “feminine” gays, but then he gets pissed when others try to break up masculinity into hetero and homo classifications. It’s people like Rick who see no problem with successful black women poisoning their skin with lightening creams just to conform to society’s idea of beautiful. The message is to compromise yourself until you become successful, and when you make your millions throw yourself a big ol’ “SURPRISE! I’m ________” party. But you never see those parties because by the time you get to that level of success you have become exactly what you spent your life fighting against and berate the next generation for not following in your illustrious footsteps.
    Jamie, the only way to change society for the better is to fight the hard battles to get to the top without compromising yourself and who you are. In doing so, you’ll suffer but you’ll make it that much easier for the next person who thanks to your efforts can now move a little farther up than you because they can pick up where you left off. Love and a sense of responsibility to the next generation — it’s a powerful combo <3

  50. tommyboy10T says

    well…i am not offended by this per se, however, if these are straight guys who are mocking gay guys it is offensive!! if these are gay guys, then its cute because most of what they are saying is true!!

  51. tommyboy10T says

    well…i am not offended by this per se, however, if these are straight guys who are mocking gay guys it is offensive!! if these are gay guys, then its cute because most of what they are saying is true!!

  52. bornready2 says

    Hey Everybody!

    The Girls are ALL out today (and by girls, I mean trolls..) Everybody give a warm welcome to Joe, Larry and Rick (among others)!!!

  53. who cares says

    and a not particularly funny youtube parody ends up being a jumping off point for idiots. i love the internets.

  54. who cares says

    and a not particularly funny youtube parody ends up being a jumping off point for idiots. i love the internets.

  55. says

    as to be expected, this video has done one very specific thing – it has inspired furious anger and jealousy in the insecure closeted wimps that troll the internet.

    why are they angry? because it shows five openly-gay men having a laugh, taking the piss, and not being afraid of what others think.

    this makes the trolls angry because the trolls can’t do this. because the trolls don’t live openly, or honestly, or authentically, and are terrified of people knowing that they’re gay. so when five young gay men have this kind of fun, it reminds the closeted trolls how miserable, devoid of love and laughter and acceptance their own lives are.

    so, to the young’uns who read this site – take note: the men in this video aren’t the ones you should be afraid of. look how much fun they’re having! aim for a life where you can live freely, openly, and experience joy. misery loves company, that’s why the anonymous closeted trolls are here to “receruit” – they’re not out, they’re not happy, their families hated them and they never grew the balls to stand up to them. they want you to do the same.

    but you’re better than that. SHINE ON.

  56. FernLaPlante says

    I am going to assume that @Ben @Alan and @Joe are the same person. It’s just comedy, grow up and get a life.

  57. Magical Hurl says

    Same mistake committed by that recent parenting study, except that researcher was rightly condemned & these guys are considered terrific.

  58. Geoff says

    I love that beach they shot this on. Why did they have to bring their trash to a State Beach in Malibu? I’m glad they weren’t in bathing suits.

  59. George T SLC says

    I just wanted to comment how VERY much more interesting the parody words are than the bland originals.

    @ Derrick from Philly: The proper term for a castrated male is “he”. Unless the eunuch prefers “it”, as in some of Harry Turtledove’s alternate histories set in a version of Byzantium–in which cases the eunuch also uses the neuter for the Divine Being. (While regular males use the masculine and females the feminine.)

  60. gwd3rd61@gmail.com says

    As much as we hate stereotypes they continue to exist due to the grain of truth within. Part of embracing diversity is to laugh at ourselves and love all types of gays. And the fact that these guys are having so much fun makes them really cute.

  61. gwd3rd61@gmail.com says

    To Ben, you would probably see people in blackface before yousee actual black people in one of these vudeos.