henryhu wrote:It totally depends on how it is used.
Not to mention, where it's coming from.
henryhu wrote:If a straight man gets his chest waxed after getting a manicure, that can be called "gay" with no offense taken, since gay guys, embarrassingly, do that more than straight guys.
Not sure what grooming has to do with sexual preference, but ...
henryhu wrote:If a straight man says he wants the Broncos to win the Super Bowl, and his Patriot's fan buddy calls him gay for his choice in teams, that is very offensive. Using gay in this instance is taking a term that a large chunk of the population define themselves by and using it as an insult.
regardless of which team these rhetorical guys support, and regardless of their sexual preference, supporting NFL instead of rugby is pretty gay in and of itself.
henryhu wrote: Even if the Patriots fan wasn't consciously putting down butt pokers, that was his result by using gay people's choice in how they refer to themselves in society as an insult.
Not being homosexual myself, so I may be wrong here, but I would think "putting down butt pokers" would be considered more offensive than merely saying, "Oh! That's gay.".
henryhu wrote: How would Methodists respond if "being Methodist" meant being stupid?
I'm guessing you think it means that anyway. They probably don't care, because you're going to hell and they're going to heaven. Pwned!
henryhu wrote: How would black people respond if "that is sooooo black" meant the accused were cold-hearted, old fashioned, or had bad taste in shoes?
Isn't there a faction that's already riled up because of all the negative uses of "black", like being black balled, black heads etc etc?
henryhu wrote: How would straight men respond if "being straight" meant to be kind of unclean, poorly dressed, and out of touch with common social courtesies? Oops. I think that is what "straight" means. Sorry... I guess I am really gay for saying that.
To each their own. Not a member of the fashion police, but I've seen horrendously dressed people of all sexual preferences. I don't think being homosexual is a guarantee of suave fashion sense and social etiquette, nor is vice versa true by any means. Regardless of what Versace, Hugo Boss et al would have you believe.