Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Does 50 Cent Equal Tom of Finland?
AN OLD SHRINK OF MINE USED TO SAY,
As a people, we have not come to terms with the facts of homosexuality, nor have we come to understand that the fight for GLBT civil rights is the logical and moral extension of the fight for our own rights. And as Black men, our failure to acknowledge, accept, welcome and celebrate all people regardless of sexual preference is directly related to the fact that we pass on AIDS faster than any other demographic in the U.S. We become what we fear and despise, period.
So, I submit this little trope and the above bits of visual culture to serve my argument that - hyper machismo equals homoerotic.
And I'm not the only one digging the connection. Check out this hilarious mash up of G-Unit and Queen posted on eyeteeth.org: