Saturday, July 30, 2016

Anti-Gay Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous -- UPDATE

UPDATE: Gus reached out and after some thoughtful messages back and forth, he expressed regret about attending the birthday party of Brunei's anti-gay dictator's son. Unlike the Sultan himself, I don't think anyone is looking to stone any gays here. Gus is new to this, so can be forgiven for occasionally stepping in mud. But what I admire is that unlike Caitlyn, he shows a willingness to have a conversation and learn new information, which puts him ahead of about 45% of Americans. Onward, LGBT comrades

Gus Kenworthy posted a photo from the son of the Sultan of Brunei's birthday party in London but quickly deleted it when he realized celebrating a member of a family that is looking to make being gay punishable by stoning isn't something an Instagram filter can make look pretty. (One of my readers retrieved it, above.) I don't have a clue what Prince Azim is going through -- by all accounts he's gay (he worships Mariah has a charity handbag line!) -- but so far he seems to live the life of a socialite who can pay to have his pick of celebrities fly in for his birthday and not worry about his safety. While enabling this "wealth can shield me from what my government is doing to my LGBT comrades" mentality is par for the course for Caitlyn Jenner, I'd hoped for more from Gus and his actor boyfriend. Have you guys not at least heard about the boycott of the Beverly Hills Hotel?

I got the wrong Matthew. He's @MattWilkas.

Not surprisingly, The Daily Mail wrote up Caitlyn's outfit, but made no mention of the occasion. 

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Unknown said...

Disappointing. Gus, Caitlyn is lost to us but you have the opportunity to learn from this faux pas...which few will probably even hear about.

Bob K said...

Cuntlin looks like the poster child for the famous question "Why don't all these parties and shoes and handbags and dresses make me happy?"

JR said...

When I lived in L.A., my house was situated on a hill just above the Sultan's compound. Oh, the behavior...the parties...the hypocracy! This was the same year when he was acused of holding a Miss USA hostage in Brunei...and making her a prostitute. Lovely people.

Unknown said...

I think America has a bigger problem on their hands than worry about who Gus is hanging out with. Presidential election anyone?

Sandy said...

Yes, because you can't walk and chew gum at the same time.