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7 comments | Monday, November 30, 2009

It seems every year there's a video that goes viral of a young gender non-conforming male,usually of color, that causes an uproar amongst the heterosexual population. It wasn't that long ago that a seven year old African-American boy was captured on video performing his best impression of Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" complete with all of the attitude of "Sasha Fierce". What may have begun as an innocent routine by a talented boy quickly became a target for scrutiny & anti-gay condemnation.

Such is the case in two videos currently making the rounds on the internet showcasing the voguing skills of two young boys. The pair fearlessly executes the dip, duck walk, and signature hand movements that have become synonymous with voguing and ballroom culture, but not everyone is giving these kids tens across the board.

Here's a sampling of comments from YouTube:

"this borderlines child abuse"

"I hope the authorities are watching this. Take this child AWAY ASAP"

"well...we know where this is headed."

"Let him discover his own identity. These children could not be gay but YOU have put in their because they have a little femininity they should be called "girl" If these children are not gay you have created monsters."

"This is disgusting, and being flagged immediately. Give the children time to comprehend their preference, don't force it on them by applauding them when they engage in VOGUE, which EVERYONE knows was created by and is exclusive to the GAY COMMUNITY. Imagine these children growing up and being exposed to the same type of ridicule/discrimination, you fags who are applauding them do, all because they thought VOGUING in our society is fully accepted."

Child abuse? Disgusting? Monsters? Who knew a 42 second clip of two obviously talented kids voguing could cause such strong reactions. And when did any sort of dancing or self expression become an indicator of one's sexual orientation?

I'm sure a 40-ounce in one hand, multiple baby mamas, and a criminal record a mile long would earn the respect of those objecting to these young boys voguing and they would never question their manhood.

This just goes to show how deep the hatred runs for gay men in this country that sick attitudes like the ones above are being projected onto children. And there are those who have the nerve to say "being gay is in". Yeah, right.

Watch the videos below:


<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

So does this mean that You Tube videos of Ray Ray and Shamika's kids can be flagged too since booty poppin' while still in pampers is boderline "child abuse" as well?

Because if that be the case, I'm flagging a helluva lot of videos today.

After all, these 3 & 4 year old girls and boys shouldn't be "forced" to dance provacatively by what they see in B.E.T and Rap Videos.

Sometimes, you have to fight fire WITH fire... Seeing these responses towards children who are doing nothing wrong SHOULD anger a lot of people.

If these videos are removed. turnabout is fair play in my opinion.

November 30, 2009 1:37 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

its a style of "Dance" at the end of the day NOT sexually suggestive or anything just a style of dance! You cant be mad at kids for having fun and dancing... smh America is afraid.

November 30, 2009 1:57 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

honestly..it just looks like lil boys imitating something they saw somebody else do. they probably have no idea its association with gay culture.

but why did eric milan have to be "big boys performance"? i died.....

November 30, 2009 2:16 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

YYEESS!!! They went SLAM OFF!!!! Im over eric milan being "big gurl" performance but no tea! So the breeder population is scared that we're corrupting their children and infecting them with "the gay"... thats nothing new. The best any of us can do is acknowledge it... speak about it.. and continue to do the best we can (and KEEP IT CUNT!!). Because America pretty much hates everything that doesn't fit into the WASP standard anyway...

December 01, 2009 8:29 AM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

I almost have to agree with the first poster. Nix that I AGREE!!! I mean where is the outrage when little still in pampers girls are actually dancing suggestively and mimicking the sex driven dancing they see on BET? Who is calling the authorities on that? Oh it is natural for girls at very young ages to learn how to become sexually suggestive to learn how to attract the thugs and for young boys to learn even before their ABCs how to be a thug that our future hoochies to be should throw themselves at. So long as it's heterosexual. Now you have two boys, just dancing. Just "vogueing" (in quotes cause this is not a word). Not dancing inappropriately for their young age just dipping and duck walking. But they need to be removed from their home because they can shawham? News flash folks, being gay CANNOT be taught. Either you are or you aren't. IF these boys are gay it is because they WERE born that way and no amount of adult intervention can change that. If they are straight they are because they were born that way and NO amount of adult intervention can change that. News flash, the vast majority of gays grew up in HETEROSEXUAL homes with HETEROSEXUAL parents. Now if the gay is taught, where are the rest of us learning it from? I grew up in a very religious, very sheltered home and did not know what gay was until i was in freakin' high school. But I knew something was different about me before I got to high school and could attach a title to what I am. Folks never seem to amaze me with this non sense.

December 01, 2009 11:26 AM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Not to play devils advocate; however I do have a slight issue with the video. We all know that kids immulate what they see (not my problem). The problem lies when what happens when the kids are no identifying with this life style and this video surfaces and now they have to deal with it. Video them reading Tolstoy with no stumbles that's what I would love to see. Don't get me wrong, when I see the baby on the table doing the stanky leg I say the same thing if not more.

Entertaining ourselves by making our youth look like fools is not cool to me.

If they want to vogue so be it but we need to be very wise where we post videos.

Peace and blessings


December 02, 2009 12:11 AM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Over the many years many young boys knew at a very young age they are gay. Many have vogued, worn their mother's dresses, makeup or shoes, the only difference is now it's filmed by family members and put on YouTube. Then there are young children who model dance forms and are aren't gay. Either way some of these boys group up to be professional choreographers and backup dancers. I say leave them alone, there's nothing wrong with kids being kids.

December 06, 2009 10:57 AM


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