Queer eye advertisers targeted

The conservative Montana Family Coalition really don't like the show Queer Eye for the Straight Guy - they think it's trash and want it taken off TV, as if they never heard of a remote control and the ability to TiVo stuff they'd rather like to see.

Julie Millam, the coalition's executive director, managed to spew this hurtful garbage:
"To me, that's not a reality show about gay people," Millam said. "A really good reality show for gay people would be five gay men dying of AIDS."

Now the group plan to launch a campaign to get the show off the air - but instead of targeting the TV network, they will target advertisers who air commercials during the show, boycotting their products and mailing them complaints.

Comments (7)

  • anonymous's picture
    anonymous

    I really don't know what to say. I can't believe that a person in the position of "executive director" would allow themselves to be quoted while saying something so ignorant and stupid. Although...it's not all that surprising I guess when the group is filled with ignorant people.
    If I was an advertiser, I'd want them to boycott...hell if I'd want ignorant, discriminatory, vile people buying my product.

    Sep 11, 2003
  • anonymous's picture
    anonymous

    aren't people in Montana really friendly to sheep?

    Sep 12, 2003
  • claymore's picture
    claymore

    Yes, but only if the sheep is of the opposite sex. You know, the way God intended.

    Ba-a-a-a-a-a-a-a.

    Sep 12, 2003
  • caffeinegoddess's picture
    caffeinegoddess

    dang, this was meant to be as a reply to the sheep comment. I'm not laughing at the article.

    Sep 12, 2003
  • anonymous's picture
    anonymous

    I read it "To me that's not a reality show.." fact is, Gay life is not all fashion, interior design and matching curtains. The gay community is battling AIDS, and trying to cope with it.

    Sep 14, 2003

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