I occasionally comment to Earl that I think when future generations look back at our time in the history books, it’ll be noted as the “Idiocy Age”.

Case in point: An anonymous television viewer wrote a complaint to the FCC about Prince’s performance at this year’s Super Bowl half-time show on February 5. It goes like this:

“It was obscene to show Prince, a homosexual person, through a sheet as to show his silhouette while his guitar showed a very phallic symbol coming from his below-midriff section. I am very offended, and I would prefer not to have showed it to my four children, who love football. One of them has hoped to be a quarterback, and now he will turn out gay. I am actually considering to check him for HIV. Thanks, CBS, for turning my son gay.” [Reference from The Advocate, April 10, 2007.]

Sweet Jesus I think we seriously need to do some thinning of the herd. While this person has the American right to think and say whatever they wish, it boggles my mind to read something as idiotic as that letter and it floors me even further to think that there are people that actually think like that living in the United States.


  1. I wish they wouldn’t hang him on the gay community. I’m pretty sure he’s been a womanizer in his past and is now a born-again Jehovah Witness.

    I find it interesting that while it’s never been established that Prince is gay (and I really don’t think he is), they’re quick to establish him as such because he’s a little quirky or different. -J.P.

  2. Thinning indeed. What’s more frightening than the comment is the fact that someone who thinks this shabbily has cursed the world with four potentially like-minded children.

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