Joy Behar: 'Tis the Season…to be Gay
“Don we now our gay apparel” took on a different meaning during Joy Behar's CNN Headline News program Nov. 24.
According to the panel Behar spoke with
Actor Jeffrey Self
“I think it's the perfect time to do it,” claimed comedienne and lesbian Judy Gold. “Because then you get it over with and everyone is already there. So they don't have to call each other and say, did you hear?”
Behar and her pals also managed to mock Christianity
Comedian Kevin Meany's tale of how he came out as a gay man included much of the mockery levied at Christians. He related that as a Roman Catholic
Earlier in the discussion Meany claimed that he came out by descending a staircase in a Speedo singing, “I am what I am, I am my own special creation” while “the in-laws are going, 'lamb of God, take away the sins of the world.”
As if dropping a life-altering announcement on family members during the holidays and possibly ruining it for them wasn't selfish enough
Meany also told of how when he told his parents he was gay, his mother's response was “we should have told you.” Behar then chirped in with her “philosophy” that if a parent suspects that his or her child is gay, they should ask.
“Now that I'm a mom and you're a dad, don't you think you'd know if your child was gay?” Gold asked Meany, and gave credence to Behar's philosophy.
But it was in the discussion about Lambert's performance that Behar implored Bill Donohue of the Catholic League to “get a life.”
Behar reported that ABC received 1,500 complaints about Lambert's AMA performance, which included simulated oral sex and the fondling of a female dancer. Meany set up Behar's “joke” by insisting all the complaints came from one person, “That guy from the Catholic League.”
“Bill Donohue. He's always on my case
Behar added she thought ABC was “cowardly” for canceling Lambert's live “Good Morning America” appearance. The other panel members jumped to defend Lambert.
“Adam Lambert is, like, just a total genius,” declared Meany.
“I'm sorry, many performers are sexual and get to perform. It's because it was gay sex,” claimed Gold of the cancellation.
Self offered the Miley Cyrus pole-dance at last summer's Teen Choice Awards as evidence that there is a double standard in the entertainment industry when it comes to sexual performances by males and females.