Tim “I Hate Gay People” Hardaway is a Comic Genius
Anne Curry and the Today show crew succumb to the audio-taped homo-hating-hilarity of former (heavy on the “former”) NBA player Tim Hardaway. And I have to admit, it is pretty funny.
I think the photo of Hardaway and the way he makes his voice sound like Tim Meadows’ The Ladies Man are especially inspired.
And is there anything funnier than a homophobe actually admitting, “I’m homophobic,” (or “homo-phobic” as Hardaway says it)? Though I suspect he thinks homophobic means “I hate gay people” rather than it’s actual meaning, which is an irrational fear of gayness. (He may not be homophobic after all, since after his recent comment I would call any fear he has of gay people perfectly rational.)
Despite the permission to hate (and to God knows what else) this “role model” just gave to the nutballs of the world, I kind of appreciate his honesty, in the same way any member of a minority might appreciate knowing who the klansmen in a crowd are. At least he’s not stabbing us in the back the way a lot of the “hate the sin, love the sinner” folks do.
Typically people who hate the way Hardaway does believe being gay is a choice, and they get mad when words like “bigot” get attached to these kinds of comments. Of course, I have no more of a choice about who I am attracted to than you do, but I’ve given up trying to convince brainiacs like Hardaway of this. They’ve got the “Bible on their side,” at least in the way slave-owners and Jim Crow ass-heads did in the last two centuries (“slaves return to your master” and all that). Frankly, I don’t care if they ever get it. I no longer feel the need to justify my existence. People usually have lots of reasons for holding on to stupid ideas anyway.
I wonder which clinic Hardaway will head to for “rehab.”