If Gay Ellen thinks it's cool...why not?Submitted by Unabonger at 2005-09-12 21:13:50 EDT
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I just saw the awesome commercial with Ellen Degeneres where she wakes up to some horridly loud and annoying music and jumps out of bed happy as can be. Then she gets in the elevator and, when the door opens on Floor Stupid, another lady finds her dancing to yet another loud obnoxious tune. Then, Ground Level: Morons, Shoes, and Toothpaste. She and the lady are both dancing together, obviously embracing the comfort they just shared with each other in enjoying being women and riding in an elevator together (things rarely shared between individuals in today's world). Then she dances right down the street to more crappy music and arrives under the spotlight of her newest "I'm a Lesbian Show!" program some retarded station is willing to play to garner the failed ratings in combating the WBs Dubba Dubba Friday Night. Homosexuality gains ratings, people...just look at Will and Grace! If it weren't for the obnoxiously over-played stereotypical gay guy in that show, their ratings would plummet.
Then she says it...'My whole life has been about dancing to a different tune. That's why I choose American Express.' (paraphrased because I had to hear it from the other room where I was retching out the last little bit of dinner)
This commercial makes me shove a crowbar into my eye sockets. Yes, Ellen is 'dancing to her own tune' (read as gay) and she uses American Express. What the fuck do the two have in common? American Express is now fully supporting homosexuality now? Were they lacking in homosexual customers due to their previous 'I hate gay folk' advertising ploys? Cause I think it's all fine and shit that you're all about Ellen dancing around and exploiting her sexual orientation like some fucking perfume or cologne advertisement might exploit heterosexuality, but what the shit does it have to do with American Express?
Let me tell you two things, Ellen...
1. You're only all about dancing to your own tune when it's giving you the spotlight
2. You're a lesbian. Not a trend-setter. You have joined the countless famous people in the new millenia that openly admit their homosexuality and you certainly weren't the first. Hollywood seems filled to the brim with homosexuality and, just because you were famous before you 'came out' (read as 'my television show was failing so I had to do something to get them to watch'), doesn't mean you're incredibly awesome for being gay...or any different than the millions of American Express card carriers.
"Look at my new product...it's good for gay people too!"
Now I can fully express my individuality and uniqueness by using a credit card that has millions of customers in the United States...even if I'm gay! It certainly beats before, where gay people would be openly honest when applying for certain credit-based services in America, only to be turned down because they want to get down with members of the same sex. Thank God for the evolution of civil rights, eh?
When I see an advertisment for homeowner's insurance and it's a black couple I don't think the black people out there identify any better than I do (or would if I wasn't poor...and actually owned a house). And they don't say stupid shit like
"My life has always been about being black. That's why I choose Allstate!"
If they did, there would be an outcry of "What? That doesn't make any fucking sense!"
But I may be wrong. There might be the homosexuals and bisexuals out there that were hesitant to choose a credit card company that doesn't openly embrace gays and they can now rest comfortably in the knowledge that, although their life has been all about dancing to a different tune, they can still get a credit card.
Hey, if Ellen says it's cool...why not go for it? Lord knows she's gay...and that means something!