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Flintstones Are ‘Way Too Gay’ Fred and Barney should be banned… 
9th-Feb-2005 07:34 am
Flintstones Are ‘Way Too Gay’
Fred and Barney should be banned because they are virtually inseparable, are never seen wearing pants and live together in the suggestively-named town of Bedrock, complains a conservative activist
Source: Andy Borowitz, Newsweek [Link]

Feb. 8 - The ongoing campaign against alleged gay icons in animated cartoons continued today as a newly formed conservative group demanded that television stations stop broadcasting "The Flintstones" at once.

Harland Devane, leader of the group Focus on the Flintstones, said at a press conference in Washington, D.C. today that his organization was issuing the demand because, "Quite simply, everything about 'The Flintstones' is way too gay."

The conservative activist distributed a memo itemizing over 50 ways in which the self-styled "modern Stone Age family" series promotes homosexuality, but left little doubt that most of his concerns centered on the relationship between the two main characters, Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble.

"Their relationship is more flagrantly homosexual than anything in Oliver Stone's 'Alexander,'" Devane said.

He pointed out that Fred and Barney are virtually inseparable, are never seen wearing pants and live together in the suggestively-named town of Bedrock.

He also noted that the two men work together at a quarry wearing hard hats and construction garb, an oblique reference to the construction worker in the classic disco band "The Village People."

"Do I believe they are gay icons?" Mr. Devane said. "I abba-dabba-do."

He added that Focus on the Flintstone's efforts will not stop at banning the cartoon series from U.S. television stations, telling reporters that the group is also "taking a close look" at Flintstone-related consumer products such as Flintstone vitamins and cereal.

"We are very uncomfortable with Fruity Pebbles," he said.

Elsewhere, President Bush announced a budget of $2.57 trillion, most of which will go to paying for last month's inauguration.
Comments 
9th-Feb-2005 12:48 pm (UTC)
That is way too funny. Oh, I needed that to wake up this morning.
9th-Feb-2005 04:14 pm (UTC)
people can be really stupid sometimes.. i don't even get disappointed in the human race anymore.. it's human nature to be a fucking moron these days.. let us who evolve evolve.. and fuck the bystanders..
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9th-Feb-2005 05:12 pm (UTC)
these gd anti-equality activists really need to stop already. do they REALLY see this as all scary?? i mean, ffs people. go crawl in a f'ing hole and bury yourself.

i'm not in the mood for intolerance this morning. or stupidity. and that's just fucking stupid.
9th-Feb-2005 05:15 pm (UTC)
Bastard(s).
9th-Feb-2005 05:29 pm (UTC)
That's so dumb. Robbie's gonna use it on the show today if we're slow. She thinks the stupidity is just hilarious. I find in astounding.
9th-Feb-2005 05:35 pm (UTC) - WATCH OUT...
Laverne and Shirley are next. Separate bedrooms MY ASS...
9th-Feb-2005 06:54 pm (UTC)
That'd be funnier if not for Spongebob Square Pants and Tinky Winky.
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10th-Feb-2005 02:14 am (UTC) - Re: Just out of curiosity
you know - i was just thinking that.

(I also noticed the directory labeling)
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