Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Asher Roth is straight...

From the Heeb.

Asher Roth Loves Football, Probably Not Gay

Jewish rapper Asher Roth, whose hit single "I Love College," declares his love of women, had gay rumors flying this weekend. Roth defended himself with a tweet on Sunday, stating he was "about to watch football." When that didn’t stop the homoerotic gossip, the rapper addressed the media with this surprisingly eloquent statement:

I hate to disappoint and take away the entertainment of it all but I am straight, not gay. It’s disheartening to know such “news” on someone’s personal life can be portrayed as fact with no viable source. This, to me, is an opportunity to expose our vulnerability to lies and manipulation through unprofessional and irresponsible news outlets, in which people consider TRUTH. Further, someone’s sexual orientation should NEVER be big news, as it delivers a troubling message to children that they can’t be themselves without fear of judgment. Race, creed, and sexual persuasion should not just be tolerated but understood and accepted. It’s extremely disappointing that this topic would be used with the intention of being hurtful. We are near 2010….2010!! Yet race, sex and religion still play a major role in a hate driven society. For the love of the future and humanity….let’s wake up.

What an insightful, sensitive and evolved point of view. [Editorial note: that is so gay.] So yes, let’s move on, people. Surely there has to be more important things to think about than a Jewish rapper’s sexuality, like this.

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