why are you giving airtime/ink/free publicity to this person??
You often see this when people are talking about the latest stupid thing that anti-gay celebrity XYZ has said or done.
And it’s simply not true.
Think of Justin Bieber for a moment. I know. But just go with it.
I have been ignoring Bieber his entire life. I have not listened to one song, watched one video, attended one concert, or watched any show featuring him. I have purchased zero products with his brand on it. Yet he’s famous, Why?
Because Justin Bieber’s core audience is not me. Never will be me. His core audience is pre-teen and teen girls. So long as pre-teen and teen girls care, he’s going to keep being famous. It doesn’t matter if everyone else on the planet completely ignores him, he’ll still make money and be famous so long as those teen and pre-teen girls, those members of his core audience are shelling out their money for him.
Any plan that requires 100% participation of everyone on the planet is destined to fail. You will simply not get 100% compliance. Even if your plan requires 100% compliance from a large group it’s still not going to work. It might not even work with a small group, quite frankly.
Celebrities become former celebrities for a few reasons:
-They leave the limelight for some reason — That is, they turn down money/work or no longer actively pursue it.
- Their audience leaves them — once you piss off your core audience, you’re toast. The only possible exception is if another audience leaps to support you when your fans disperse.
- Their management abandons them. WIth no manager, no publicist, and no representation, they're going to have a lot of trouble doing the work of those people by themselves.
So no, Sarah Palin, Pat Robertson, Donald Trump, Mike Huckabee, and every other anti-gay person on the planet will not go away if their critics ignore them. Because they have fans. There are people willing to pay money to listen to them. Those fans are anti-gay (mostly) so as long as every anti-gay celeb has anti-gay fans, they will make money and be famous. Even if every single gay person on the planet ignores them, it won’t matter, not one bit. The audience they draw is made up almost entirely of their supporters, not their critics. They might make LESS money for being less controversial if their critics ignore them, but it’s not going to make any significant difference.
Now, if you can convince fewer people to be anti-gay, then perhaps we can make these people less famous. But simply telling gay people to “ignore them” won’t work, and actually harms us.
So long as a critical eye is on them, there’s a boundary they won’t cross. Remove that watchdog element and they are FREE to say worse, do worse, promote worse, and we will be completely in the dark as to what they’re up to. You'll notice anti gays no longer talk about throwing us in jail, castrating or murdering us? It's because we're watching them, and the public has deemed such talk completely out of line --in part because we've been so publicly critical of their shenanigans. Ignoring them is basically letting our guard down, we do so at our own peril.
It's the same separatist, BS we hear periodically that simultaneously attacks trans people and presumes we have nothing in common.
I've lost track of the many times in my life that straight cis people have implied or boldly stated that gay men aren't "real" men. That we don't "count" as real men. Something that trans men I'm sure hear all the time, as well.
Like it or not, a great majority of straight people define gender as much by who you your sex partners are as by what's in your pants/genes.
The L, G, B, and Ts do have a lot in common in this respect. You don't have to be a butch lesbian or a feminine gay man, or a drag queen to see the parallels and crossovers.
It's tired, and stupid. and it does us absolutely no good. If it were ever to succeed it would be a mistake.
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I have a less common take on social networking. I'm not interested in becoming famous for my Google+ posts, nor do I care to spread my "influence" far and wide.
Reasons I won't be circling you back:
-You're using an obviously fictitious name. While Google+ no longer requires real names, I prefer them. I find there's less trolling and drama when people don't get to hide behind a fake name.
-You're posting NSFW content publicly. I am often in places where others can see my screen, including work, and I don't want to have explain genitals to coworkers, bosses, or angry parents. Part of my job involves social media.
-You have no posts visible to me or no posts and no pictures. How am I to get a sense of who you are and what you're about if you don't have any posts?
-You've got hundreds or thousands of people circled. I value quality over quantity. I sincerely doubt you have the time to keep up with posts from hundreds/thousands of people, which means it's also unlikely that you will have the time to get to know me in any significant way. There's nothing wrong with circling hundreds of people, that's just not how I network.
-You haven't posted anything I can see in several weeks/months.
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