Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Worst Gay Anthem Of All Time


Everyone knows I'm down with the Netherlands. Any country with tall men, relaxed drug laws and plenty of pretty flowers is fine by me. I'm also rather fond of Dutch pop. Donna Lynton remains the best kept secret of the entire disco era, I would take EliZe over Adele any day and I stan hard for Eva Simons. But fuck me dead. This year's Amsterdam Pride theme song is a crime against humanity.

"I'm Gay" makes me wish I wasn't. Performed by Brandi Russell (who was in an underrated girlband called RED!) and a quartet of ratchet gays from a reality TV show, the song sounds like something the Village People rejected in 1979 for being too obvious and over the top. I'm sure everyone had good intentions but I really don't feel the need to shout "I'm gay" to random strangers while walking down the street. They can probably already tell by the La Toya Jackson track blasting from my iPod.

The video (below) also annoys me. For such an inclusive message, where is the diversity? Give me a fierce Asian gay or a big hairy bear. I'd even take a morbidly obese lesbian in a wheelchair but I'm not here for a bunch of twinks that look like they missed the latest Bel Ami casting for being too old and broke down. This is a fucking mess.

10 comments:

Bruce said...

Dubstep Diva! How very on trend.
Why is she almost making out with her back up singers?
I demand Brandi PROVES she's gay! Eat a bush for us, Brandi!

(PS I liked the Jabbawokiez better when they danced!)

Jon said...

Embarrassingly bad. Shame the Dutch didn't leave it to De Toppers, who do "gayness" so much better. Jx

Anonymous said...

This song makes me hate myself

BruDé said...

I think it's a good reflection of today's gay world. Agism, racism, overly high artificial beauty standards, mysoginy. If you do not look like any belami model, you're good to go to the trash. I wish I was straight.

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gI6oD8dqQYU

I loved it when Sweden did it.

Anonymous said...

agree this is total trash....but, hey, why not be totally out there gay and proud...it's not staying in the closet all those years being afraid to stand up for yourself like our esteemed Elton,George, Ricky and the list goes on

Rob Bruin said...

I don't like this song at all, but Mike, this was NOT THE Gay Pride Song of 2012. Almost no one knows about this song. :/ (nor do we care)

Below the official "Amsterdam Gay Pride Anthem 2012"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gxvx_hGr5YM

link said...

Call Me Maybe" has nothing on the Scissor Sisters' "Let's Have a Kiki" as the song of this summer, at least for a certain segment of the population. Everywhere you go, some gay person is listening to it or talking about it or listening to it and talking about it or devising a parody to it or hijacking brunch with it or just having a kiki. Anne Hathaway, a noted friend of friends of Dorothy, gushed about it to David Letterman last week.

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