Hitchens on homophobia

Michael Pollak mpollak at panix.com
Sun Feb 28 18:48:04 PST 1999

On Sun, 28 Feb 1999, Doug Henwood wrote:

> >Well, Hitchy-poo is playing around with the old stereotype about gay
> >beauty obsession.
> But isn't he covertly reinforcing it? And what does it say about women?

Well yes. But his intention here is to prove he isn't a homophobe. And joking that he's only straight because he's too ugly to be gay is arguably the kind of crack a homophobe wouldn't make.


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