Friday, October 18, 2013

Jackhole of the Week: Thomas Roberts

By now you've surely heard Thomas Roberts' flimsy explanation for why he's stepping into Andy Cohen's wisely vacated shoes to host the Miss Universe pageant in Russia. (And which is worse, Putin's dangerously anti-gay laws or accepting a paycheck from Donald Trump?)

James St. James dissected this misguided move beautifully. Now see if you can spot the exact moment when the World of Wonder scribe made me do a spit-take! 

St. James writes:
Roberts says: "I choose to offer my support of the LGBT community in Russia by going to Moscow and hosting this event as a journalist, an anchor and a man who happens to be gay.” 
HUH? How does that work again? As a gay man you are going to go to Russia to… teach ‘em a lesson? Are you also going to eat Barilla pasta with Maggie Gallagher? Will that help change the world? I think I’ve lost all respect for Thomas Roberts. He’s like a scab laborer who crosses the picket line to work. He’s like Stevie Wonder playing in Sun City. He’s like Hilary Swank singing Happy Birthday to Chechnyan dictator Ramzan Kadyrov. He’s like Sandy Duncan replacing Valerie Harper on Valerie’s Family. (Anybody? Anybody?). As a gay man, you need to stand tall, and just say no. I will not be watching the Miss Universe pageant this year. I’ll wait for Andy to be back next year, when they should have it in P-Town or Fire Island. Or WeHo. Or SOMEWHERE gay-friendly. After all, we’re the only ones who watch.
Love you, James!


James Greenlee said...

Gotta be Sandy Duncan.

Saw Thomas explain himself today on MSNBC, and he doesn't seem douchey doing it. I don't give a flip about the pageant, and frankly, have as much trouble with it being a Trump production as with the Russia thing. Not too energized about this one. . .conflicted!

Sam said...

Thomas Roberts had The Donald on his show and Trump repeated his opposition to Thomas' own marriage. Does Thomas have anyone giving him career advice? On what planet is it a good career move to hook up with Donald Trump?

BosGuy said...

Really agree with you on this one Kenneth. Was so disappointed in his reasoning. He's too smart to do something so dumb (or so I thought). Avarice is an ugly thing no matter how you dress it up.