Maggie Gallagher: World is More Concerned with Waffle Fries Than Gay Rights

GallagherMaggie Gallagher disagrees that people should have the right to boycott Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game:

It seems very strange to me that so many artists and people on the left are supporting the idea that to make art in the mainstream you have to have the right political opinions. This used to be considered the heart of McCarthyism: loyalty oaths for filmmakers as the condition forworking in the film industry. (These were imposed by the industry, not the government, remember, in response to public pressure).

I suspect this boycott will be a failure, like the boycott of Card’s video game and like the Chick-fil-A boycott, because most of the public is more concerned with questions such as whether those waffle fries are banging or not.



  1. says

    Says the woman who encouraged and helped organized “boycotts” of pro-Equality legislators and companies.


    poor Mrs. Srivastev likely believes her own bastard/illegitimate (to use non-liberal non-progressive terms) son was the product of banging a waffle fry.

    like immaculate conception, only deep fried.

  2. Derrick from Philly says

    Waffle fries? She really doesn’t think before she speaks, does she?

    Well, keep eating them ol’ gal…a lot of ’em.

  3. CJ says

    Look, I hate this woman as much as the next gay, but I don’t think she really questioned anyone’s “right” to boycott as much as she expressed the opinion that boycotting for gay rights is useless and without support.

  4. anon says

    Her argument is wrong. Hollywood is not blacklisting Card, they’re making his movie.

  5. Cam says

    Well looking at Maggie I can see why Waffle Fries are a big deal to her.

    But again, as always, Maggie, just a few questions for you, since you are SUCH a strong advocate for “Traditional Marriage”.

    1. Why don’t you wear your wedding ring?
    2. Why don’t you use your husbands last name after all that’s “Traditional”
    3. Why don’t we ever see you together with your husband and why is he always traveling with his male “Friend”?

  6. JMC says

    Did the “boycott” of Chick-fil-a really fail though? It’s not like anyone expected them to go out of business or for the CEO to stop being a bigot.. it was more just people with a strong moral compass refusing to indirectly fund the oppression of gay Americans, and raising awareness about their practices so that other morally sound individuals would stop eating there too.

    If I recall, the CEO claimed he’s stopped his anti-gay donations (which we won’t be sure of for a while) which was the main goal of the negative attention and Chick-fil-a undoubtedly took a hit in their business and were even blocked from expanding their business into a certain state/city or something too.

  7. Tom L says

    She’s wrong about McCarthyism, too.

    The blacklists may have been instituted by the studios, but not because of public pressure. The government (Senator McCarthy, HUAC and the FBI) were harassing presumed communists.

    McCarthyism is about unfounded accusations, Card’s anti-gay record is well documented.

  8. Robert M. says

    Well we know that Maggie Gallagher is definitely concerned and only concerned with gorging her hoggish face with waffle fries. Other than that, she’s full of crap, as usual.

  9. Janice says

    I literally laughed out loud that her chosen subject about which to express her feelings is “waffle fries!” She is so yesterday. Totally irrelevant now.

    PS: She has a total obsession with nose-picking!

  10. Jack M says

    Did she write that while in diabetic shock? The first section seems way too well-written for someone of her low intelligence.

  11. Christopher says

    People still continue to mistake civil rights for political opinions. Rights are not opinions, they are rights. No opinion necessary.

  12. Jay says

    Maggie Gallagher is a disgusting being. I’m not surprised to see her sink to a new low.

  13. Geoff says

    Honey-lamb…it is precisely because of your uber-massive consumption of ‘waffle fries’ that you look (and think) the way you do. Luckily – you won’t live much longer. Yay!!!

  14. mike/ says

    “…whether those waffle fries are banging or not.” what an inappropriate thing to say for a woman/person show portends to be so highly religious.

    has anyone ever seen waffle fries bang?

  15. Joe in Ct says

    I agree with the woman’s point that most people just don’t support boycotts. They failed miserably for right wing religious groups that have tried to boycott gay-friendly businesses, like Disney, and they have also done poorly when promoted by liberal, gay supportive groups. Boycotts briefly generate attention, but they generally fail to change or even influence opinions.

  16. tinkerbelle says

    Am I the only one here that didn’t understand one word of this quote? I realize I’m on my second vodka of the evening but…

  17. gregorybrown says

    And here I thought Maggie was using some unfamiliar slang term untinged with sexual charge–something regional and cognate with the ubiquitous and witless “awesome”.

  18. McCoysMarketNYC says

    @ Little Kiwi: you mean “the Virgin Birth.”
    Mary was conceived in the Immaculate Conception.

  19. says

    So that’s why she was against the Chik Fil A boycott….she was afraid that if it succeeded, she wouldn’t get to have their waffle fries anymore.

    Here’s a deal, Maggie. You stop being a sanctimonious b*tch, and I’ll make you all the waffle fries you want (or until you die of a fry-induced heart attack)

  20. bobbyjoe says

    But Maggie, Orson Scott Card just said that the same-sex marriage issue was now “moot” and that it was inevitable that it was gonna become legal throughout the nation. Do you agree with that statement, Maggie? I notice you didn’t bring it up, which is odd, because it’s one of your biggest supporters kind of undercutting the whole reason for NOM. I mean, why should anybody donate anything to you or to NOM, if same-sex marriage is inevitable, like Card says? Why didn’t you bring this up, Maggie? Why, oh why?

  21. Tom Chicago says

    She’s clearly picked up the wrong cudgel to take her swing. Nobody is saying that someone cannot make art simply because of his/her stupid opinions. The point here is to withhold our dollars that would contribute to and support their doing so.

  22. GreatLakeSailor says

    As always, the spokesnut frames the issue as though affect and effect mean the same thing. Card, NOM, Gallagher, etc. are claiming that because same-gender marriage affects them, that justifies significantly, negatively effecting millions of people they need never befriend.

    They can keep their opinion, live their lives as they see fit and be affected just as deeply as their christian rage will penetrate. All that is expected, in fact required, of the spokesnut and her flock is to coexist with their fellow Americans.

    Oh, and if boycotts don’t work, just what was it that motivated Chick-Fillet to distance itself so quickly from Cathy’s tweets post-DOMA?

  23. says

    We have the right to not spend our gay dollars on any business, movie or thing we know is anti gay! An we will! Crazy to even question where people choose to not spend their money

  24. Sam A says

    Stop giving this crazy b*tch any air time. Wtf are you wasting our time with her continued existence for?

  25. Lymis says

    Once again, these people don’t even understand the point they are making.

    Yes, Maggie, the average person really does care more about the details of their own lives, even the trivia, than they care about what other people get up to that doesn’t affect them.

    That’s why we’ll win, and you are already losing – marriage equality doesn’t hurt anyone, and it only even affects straight people who have gay people in their lives.

    Your movement and your victory require people to care so much about their neighbors’ intimate lives and decisions that they give you money, march, protest, write letters, and vote to hurt people. When they could be spending that money on things like waffle fries, if that’s what they want.

    Since we can’t “go away” even if we wanted to, we are never going to give up, and we’re never going to agree that we ought to.

    Your side is already getting tired of you.

  26. StevyD says

    I’m not boycotting the silly movie, it’s just that I’ll be busy that night.