Monday, November 24, 2008

Lost in bizarro world: Prince makes anti-gay remarks

How can this be? The artist formerly declared as Prince now known as Prince makes controversial remarks.
Asked about his perspective on social issues—gay marriage, abortion—Prince tapped his Bible and said, “God came to earth and saw people sticking it wherever and doing it with whatever, and he just cleared it all out. He was, like, ‘Enough.’ ”

Hold on. The miniature singer who used to perform in bikini briefs, leg warmers and platform boots said what?

This is the effeminate musician who played the androgyny card big time with his wild, sexy costumes and provocative lyrics to create album-selling controversy?

The guy whose music was so darn dirty that it inspired Tipper Gore to slap parental advisory stickers on music deemed not suitable for minors?

He’s now against gays having equal rights?

Wow. Talk about alienating your base.
Why the change of heart? Hollywood asks:
What do you think? Is Prince, now a converted Jehovah’s Witness, totally off base? Will you continue to buy and listen to his music? Or do you agree with him?
If the music is good then don't worry about the politics. Why is it that patrons of the arts have to take an artist's politics so seriously?

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