You remember that time Mel Gibson was super popular? He was in some really good movies back to back to back and people generally had really nice things to say about him. There were rumors that he might be a little cuckoo for cocoa puffs, but what’s a little bigotry when you’re entertaining the masses right? This is America! The country founded upon money and inequality!
But then he went Full Blown Bigot, quite publicly, and now, nobody will go near him.
North Carolina just made themselves the Mel Gibson of states. There’s always been a certain amount of side-eye reserved for NC, because it’s in the South, and the South is crazy. But what’s a little bigotry when you got those pretty Blue Ridge Mountains and the Outer Banks? But then NC had to go Full Blown Bigot and show their whole entire ass to the rest of the country. They went SO far into bigotry, that not only did they smite their intended target—those evil homosexuals and their buttsex and their interior decorating—the fallout affected STRAIGHT people! Oh no! That is some serious hatred, when you will hurt your own kind in order to really inflict pain on the minority.
Now North Carolina might have to face some repercussions.
Backlash over North Carolina’s marriage vote
By Jeff Stacklin | The Lookout
The voters in North Carolina have spoken. Now get ready for some backlash.
By the indications of posters to the state’s Visit North Carolina Facebook page, the state’s tourism business might take a hit this summer.
The Raleigh News & Observer noted that the “normally cheerful” Facebook page has become a sort of profane sounding board for critics of the measure. The page’s moderator on Wednesday issued a plea for a more civil tone, reminding those who post that it is intended to be forum about travel, “and not a place for political discussion.”
The News & Observer does point out that among people posting to the page this week, there were some positive messages and encouragement to continue coming to the state. However, they were much harder to find among the numerous posts during the past three days…
North Carolina is no Florida or California or New York, but they still rake in a lot of greenbacks from their tourism industry, to the tune of some $17billion last year. I’m all for a boycott. I don’t like to go where I’m not welcome anyhow, and 60% of those backswamp rejects voted to write that Unwelcome into their Constitution.
But tourists might not be the only people avoiding North Carolina…I’m crossing my fingers that the Democratic Convention nixes plans on holding the big show in Charlotte.
Democrats and Charlotte: Far From a Perfect Match
By George E. Condon Jr.
May 10, 2012 | 1:00 PM
Democrats who already were queasy about the site of their national convention could be excused after Tuesday’s election in North Carolina if they asked, “Tell me again just why we’re going to Charlotte this year?” In fact, many Democrats privately are asking exactly that after the state’s voters overwhelmingly approved a measure outlawing not just same-sex marriage — which already was illegal in North Carolina — but also any form of civil unions. Almost immediately after the vote, more than 20,000 people signed a “move the convention” petition being pushed by a New York group called Gay Marriage USA. And Twitter accounts lit up with hundreds of angry tweets demanding the party pull out of Charlotte.
There were a lot of reasons NOT to have the convention in Charlotte to begin with:
- It’s really hot and sticky down there.
- Their Democratic governor isn’t seeking reelection and will basically leave the state in Republican hands.
- There’s nothing to do.
- The Convention will be in Bank of America stadium, as if Faux News needs any more fodder for lame political rants about bailouts and such.
- It’s really hot down there and there’s nothing to do.
Now that Obama, the star of the convention, has come out in support of marriage equality and groups of Democratic politicians are working to make same-sex marriage an official plank of the party, should the party’s biggest event be held in a state at odds with one of their core platforms?
I mean, I don’t see PETA having banquets at Outback Steakhouse anytime soon….