I’ve just had a Facebook request (no, I don’t log into it) asking that the “The Daily Mail should retract Jan Moir’s hateful, homophobic article”.
OK, it’s a bit strong but…..I can imagine the same writer saying exactly the same things about someone who was in an open heterosexual relationship and then died in the same manner.
Someone called Alison [wonder if it’s the lady who used to visit here] said, in comments:
The social media world harbours some pretty smug and self-righteous individuals. The words “I’m sorry, but you’re not allowed to say that!” are never far from their lips – or, to put it another way, only liberals are allowed to be offensive.
The Quiet Man put it a little more forcefully:
Jan Moirs article in the Daily Mail sent several Twitterers and bloggers into overdrive because she said something they didn’t like, pointing out some details over the death of Stephen Gately and the possibility that his relationship was anything but natural.
Well there’s apparently a heavy price to be paid for crossing the Pink Mafia and their politically correct chums, Marks and Spencer don’t want their ads shown with the article in question and no doubt they are not alone.
As the Quiet Man says:
Harry’s Place sums it up succinctly on their blog banner “Liberty if it means anything, is the right to tell people what they don’t want to hear.”
Quite right too. I’m sick to death of politically correct organizations like the Gay Mafia using their muscle to stamp out free speech on something which is not by any means a valid construct anyway.
At the very least it should be open for debate. Hypocrites and totalitarians.