"Would It Have Bothered You If Whitney Was Gay?"

Categories: Gaaaaayyyyyy

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So asked Oprah Winfrey of Cissy Houston, who unhesitantly replied, "Absolutely."

Charming. How progressive. How loving. Are we still at the point where religion can be used to bludgeon human sexuality?

As for Robyn Crawford, Cissy says, "I just didn't want her with my daughter. I know nothing about a romantic relationship. That's what everybody said, but they didn't know either."

Are you starting to get a clearer picture of Whitney's oppression?

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13 comments
dsar9012
dsar9012

Black people must be gayer than whites because they have AIDS a lot more than any other race. I'm not even white, I'm just telling the truth

Used2BMelinda9
Used2BMelinda9

She's entitled to her opinion. But she 'wrote' a book which puts her opinions in everybody's face. If you don't want criticism, you shouldn't write a book.

latenitebump
latenitebump

cissy houston is entitled to her opinion just as racist, white, gay men are too.


jonnyonenote
jonnyonenote

Ah, now I know what Cissy meant when she was singing, "Think It Over" back in the summer of 1978.  (Yes, Cissy recorded a disco album that got a lot of airplay in gay discos!  Apparently she didn't have a problem with us buying her records and making her a little bit richer.)

And then her follow-up was very more foreboding:  "Warning, Danger!" 

SouthernDave
SouthernDave

Every aware black female friend I've had said the same thing: "Whitney was a bull-dagger, So what?"

bethesda
bethesda

Exactly, Melinda! I felt that way watching the memorial. These people are basically the ones who killed her and they've learned nothing.

Used2BMelinda9
Used2BMelinda9

I saw the book excerpt in People - I was stunned. Her daughter is dead and it was like she had learned absolutely nothing.

bethesda
bethesda

So sad from every angle.

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