You can’t make this shit up. On the very day Ted Cruz, who has no possible road to getting the necessary number of delegates to be the republican nominee unless a contested convention is held, announced Carly Fiorina as his running mate and she then proceeded to SING A MADE UP SONG ABOUT TED CRUZ’s CHILDREN, Nene Leakes is suddenly an “ally of the LGBT community”? Hell, why not invite Ted Cruz for the same reason. It would make just as much sense.
The entire world has lost their mind today. I just can’t. It’s like it is opposite day? Is this a joke?
I am so irritated by this ridiculousness I can feel my blood pressure rising. Here is the story from Washington Blade along with my purple pen.
The Washington Blade announced this week plans to escort two prominent LGBT allies to Saturday’s White House Correspondents Dinner: actress and reality TV star NeNe Leakes and professor and former MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry.
Leakes has starred in “Glee” and “The New Normal” and appeared on Broadway in “Cinderella” and “Chicago” in addition to her role on Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta.”
So she was on a couple TV shows with gay characters and was on Broadway with presumably some gay actors. Have they ever watched RHOA where she has been criticized repeatedly for homophobic comments and gay slurs?
Harris-Perry is a professor at Wake Forest University. She hosted the “Melissa Harris-Perry” show on MSNBC from 2012-2016 and recently was named editor at large for Elle.com.
“Both of these women have been allies to the LGBT community in different ways and the Blade is happy to thank them for their visibility by inviting them to join our table at the White House Correspondents Dinner,” said Blade editor Kevin Naff, who will attend along with the Blade’s White House reporter, Chris Johnson. This year’s dinner marks the final appearance by President Obama, who is scheduled to deliver the traditional monologue. Larry Wilmore of Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show” is the emcee. Red carpet arrivals are televised starting at 6 p.m. on various cable networks; the program begins at 7:30 p.m.
Look, if you want to take Nene Leakes to the White House, by all means do so. I don’t think it will go very well for you, but do your thing. But saying the basis of taking her with you is that she is an advocate for the LBGT community is like taking a fully clothed klansman and touting their work with minority groups.
This just blows my mind to the point I just need to stop typing now.
Just to be clear, the White House Correspondents Dinner is an annual event put on by the journalists association for the White House press. The president and first lady usually attend. The president usually gives a comedic speech or does a skit or something silly. Back when journalism still existed, the event held some prestige. In the past decade or so, it has become a laughing stock with journalists bringing celebrities as their plus one. Nene is not the worst person ever to be invited to the event.
MY ISSUE is that the idiotic journalist who invited Nene is working for a gay news site and as stated about claims that Nene is an ally of the gay community. She is not. Had he just said he is taking her because she is his favorite housewife then I would not have really noticed. But to claim is an advocate or ally of the gay community is ridiculous.
Nene will not be speaking. It is a dinner. She is not on the entertainment line up. She will sit at a table with God knows who and eat rubber chicken with her giant chompers while wearing a one shoulder dress and being loud and disruptive. This is not a matter of national security. It’s just a gay website being fools and in the process insulting the gay community.