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The 2 are completely uncomparable.
The fact that he tried to hide it from his father is the first clue that 'hey, this isn't normal' and then the "Come as you are part" was to people in or out of the closet, married living a secret gay life, whatever, come buy our food!
That was the commercial, GET YOUR MIND OUT OF THE GUTTERS PEOPLE!!
Originally posted by LurkerMan
they are completely comparable, as both parties think what they are doing is a natural impulse and okay.
based on your own analogy, it lumps "hey this isnt normal" in with everybody else.
"Come as you are" was to people in or out of the closet, married living a secret gay life, whatever, come buy our food!
Manager Fired After Transgender Discrimination Claim
ORLANDO, Fla. -- An Orlando McDonald's has fired a manager after he was accused of refusing to hire a teen because she was transgendered.
The McDonald's on International Drive and Sand Lake Road issued a statement Monday evening saying, "Sand Lake Road McDonald’s has a strict policy prohibiting any form of discrimination or harassment in hiring, termination, or any other aspect of employment in the organization. The restaurant requires all employees to comply with local, state and federal employment laws."
The restaurant said it investigated Zikerria Bellamy's claim that the manager called her and left her a hateful voicemail. clickorlando.com/news
Michael Silverman, the executive director and an attorney for the agency, flew from New York to Orlando and filed a discrimination complaint with the Florida Commission on Human Relations.
"We're asking them to take the complaint and make sure that McDonald's takes appropriate steps to make sure that this doesn't happen again," Silverman said.
Seems you're only now waking up to the fact that marketing has been aimed at the Gay market, for quite a long time already, and in many, many different sectors of the economy?
Tell ya what, Silo...don't patronize the place! And, while doing that, you might want to chill out a bit.
Originally posted by silo13
It has nothing to do with people being gay. I'm not a homophobe - I'm a 'I-could-give-a-rats-ass-aphobe'! Gay people want to be 'out' - who cares. It shouldn't matter if they're out or not.
That was kinda of an inane statement. After all, McD's has been marketing to African American's and children and for years now. Did that make you uncomfortable?
Do you really need black culture shoved down your throat? That's what you are saying, right?
Disapointed Silo, for somebody that comes across as a person who cares most of the time this is a surprise, i am disapoint.
If that were true - it wouldn't bother you. But it does. It stood out and got your attention.
Originally posted by silo13
Let me use Benevolent Heretic's response as a jumping off point here:
I think it's important for people to be confronted with the fact that gay people are "out there". They are a part of our culture and society. Just like straight people, women, handicapped people, black people, children, fat people and elderly people.
Exactly! So why single them out?
What McDonalds are doing here is taking ownership of a completely personal and human experience and exploiting it in a way that somehow equates to them being responsible for it.