Well, there is an unspoken kind of DADT among the press, and Anderson’s party line only revealed part of it.
The reality is that despite the very real, the very necessary, and the very life-changing progress we have made in this country in treating people across the sexual orientation spectrum with dignity and respect, America—the world—is not fully represented by Chelsea in New York City. Lauderdale and its Wilton Manors or Denver’s Capital Hill neighborhood. And it’s Wichita, Kan., where I was eating recently at a local diner and a patron asked me, “Kathy, how do you deal with so many goddamned fags?
So while I’ve tried to protect my friend and represent him the way he would most prefer, I was never exactly clear on just how to do it, how to say it.
They don’t know that in large portions of Baghdad, honest LGBT folks are hunted and summarily executed by roving bands of so-called morality police, who kill with impunity both the “out” and those simply perceived to be gay. I, on the other hand, make fun of the spectacularly silly world of reality television and Hollywood’s fame whores (and those who love them).
What many young people do know is what they read in short bursts on celebrity Twitter posts or on TMZ. I don’t pretend to understand the complexities of the worlds Anderson moves in.
The CNN New Year’s Eve special cohosts lost touch after Griffin, 57, came under fire for posing with a mock decapitated head resembling the president in May 2017.“[Anderson] turned on me.
I mean, I didn’t even hear from him for two months,” Griffin said on the episode of set to air on Wednesday, May 2.
During another concert a month later, he continued ranting about the superstar couple, claiming that the “Formation” songstress wouldn’t perform at the VMAs unless she won Video of the Year over the notoriously outspoken rapper, and again complained about Jay-Z not calling.
The “” rapper addressed the beef during an August 2017 interview with Rap Radar podcast, saying that lyrics on his 2017 album were “not a diss” against West, but he admitted there was still hard feelings between the two. You know not of what you speak, and should be ashamed of yourself,” the 44-year-old Emmy award winner shot back.
It’s become clear to me that by remaining silent on certain aspects of my personal life for so long, I have given some the mistaken impression that I am trying to hide something—something that makes me uncomfortable, ashamed, or even afraid.
This is distressing because it is simply not true.”Here’s the thing: I love my friend Anderson and remain immensely proud of him.
And quite frankly, he never gave me permission to speak about something that represented the one part of his life he was not comfortable having confirmed in the media.