If the grass roots movement wasn’t hypocritical enough, many of the celebrities lending their names to “NOH8” have said, written and tweeted world class hate at those who disagree with them.
Anderson Cooper’s crotch-addicted comedienne Kathy Griffin brandished “NOH8” on her face for a picture. But is really should have read “SOMEH8,” since the self-described “D-lister” isn’t stingy with it when targeting conservatives.
Griffin called Sarah Palin a “nutbag,” Bristol Palin “fat,” and declared “I’d like to push Sarah Palin down the stairs.” Targeting women, Griffin deemed Mass. GOP Sen. Scott Brown’s daughters “prostitutes” and Elisabeth Hasselbeck a “c***” and “bitch.”
But Griffin’s all about “doing the right thing.” In an ad exhorting Californians to vote down Prop 8, she claimed, “No on 8, yes on the legalization of gay marriage. Why? Of course. Because of course. Because of course it should be legal. Really. You didn’t really just ask me that, right? Because if you did, you should be ashamed of yourself.” “Do the right thing.”
Sarah Palin has been a favorite target for the NOH8 h8ers. Comedienne Margaret Cho lamentedthat the GOP is “against our [women’s] rights,” and concluded that Palin was trying to “beat feminism down.” As a preferred alternative to the McCain-Palin ticket, she suggested Satan-Chuck Norris.
Singer Cher, also in on the NOH8, went on a rant over Palin, calling the former Alaska governor a “Dumb C Word,” tweeting, “Go to dictionary,& look up The “C”Word,….next 2 the definition…you’ll see a Pic of Sarah PALIN ! NO…WAIT …SHES UNDER DUMB C WORD.” How original.
Her Palin h8 boasts a long history as she told Vanity Fair in 2010, “I got so obsessed with [C-SPAN] that it was kind of interfering with my life. Sarah Palin came on, and I thought, Oh, f—, this is the end. Because a dumb woman is a dumb woman.”
Not quite the model of civil discourse, Cher also h8’s the “Teapublicans.” Tweet examples from this “NOH8” gal?
✌ WHO THE FUCK DO THESE TBAG (DEVIL INCARNATE) MEMBERS OF GOV.THINK THEY R? PPL R ACTUALLY GOING 2 DIE (cancer trials shut down) & THEY R REASON”. ✌ ANOTHER DEPRESSION,4 ENTIRE WORLD! THEY R TERRIFIED BY OUR GOV.GRIDLOCK, & CAN’T BELIEVE, THE T-BAGS (COMPLETE IMBECILES) CAN HOLD USA HOSTAGE. ✌ WE R NOT HOSTAGES.If UR REPUBLIC IS FREAKING THE WHOLE WORLD OUT, MAYBE WE SHOULD DEEP 6 THEIR WEAK ASS’S.
Other NOH8 stars discarded their pledge when the topic came to politics. NOH8er Meghan McCain, former presidential candidate John McCain’s daughter, named Republicans who support marriage equality only privately “spineless cowards.” NOH8 soap opera actress Nancy Lee Grahncommented during the 2012 vice presidential debate, “Biden is making Paul Ryan his prison bitch!” Actor Hal Sparks somehow managed to get the tape off his mouth long enough to liken the Bush family to Syrian dictators on a liberal radio show.
Actress Aisha Tyler joked that she would like to kick conservative Michelle Malkin in her “nut sack (“wear a cup, lady”) while kicking Rush Limbaugh in his “vagina.” Lance Bass joined Kathy Griffin and Wanda Sykes in blaming conservatives for gay teen suicides.
When a Maryland politician asked the Baltimore Ravens to hush player Brendan Ayanbadejo backing of gay marriage, NOH8er and then-Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe composed a letter saying, “I find it inconceivable that you are an elected official of Maryland’s state government. Your vitriolic hatred and bigotry make me ashamed and disgusted to think that you are in any way responsible for shaping policy at any level.”
Kluwe then really revved up his NOH8-inspired tolerance. “If gay marriage becomes legal, are you worried that all of a sudden you’ll start thinking about penis? ‘Oh shit. Gay marriage just passed. Gotta get me some of that hot dong action!’” to conclude, “P.S. I’ve also been vocal as hell about the issue of gay marriage so you can take your ‘I know of no other NFL player who has done what Mr. Ayanbadejo is doing’ and shove it in your close-minded, totally lacking in empathy piehole and choke on it. Asshole.”
Kluwe is now out of the NFL, and presumably not pursuing a second career in conflict resolution.
To the NOH8 crowd, anyone opposed to gay marriage was free game. TV actress Fran Dreschersaid actor Kirk Cameron needed to “reexamine what it is to be an American” when he came out against gay marriage. Another NOH8 star, Glee actress Jane Lynch not only mocked the tea party for being anti-Latina but also, during Comedy Central’s Roseanne Barr Roast, declared, “F–k Chick-fil-A” for their opposition to gay marriage.
Sex columnist and anti-blullying bully Dan Savage and the NOH8 Campaign deny a connection. However, journalists have pointed out otherwise and NOH8 even conducted a video to support Savage’s “It Gets Better” campaign. Savage practices NOH8 by unleashing on ‘Catholic-fucking bishops, priests, cardinals’ for their traditional marriage stances. He’s explained: “the church – my church, the Catholic Church, the Mormon church, has always taken this position that sex is for providing more worshipful, sort of zombie-eyed followers for Jesus.” He also deemed Pope Benedict, “That Motherfucking Power-Hungry, Self-Aggrandized Bigot In the Stupid Fucking Hat.”