Sunday, 7 August 2011

The T-Shirt Row

What silliness! Pink News reports that CJ de Mooi, 'star' (if that's the word) of BBC 2′s Eggheads, has revealed that he was banned from presenting prizes to the winners of the British Chess Championship because he was wearing a Stonewall ‘Some people are gay. Get over it’ T-shirt.

My reaction was 'and?'. Had I been running the chess competition I would have done exactly the same, just as I would have done if someone was wearing a t-shirt about race, disability, religion, a political party or any other politicised slogan. It's not a political event and the message detracted from what it was about. It's not homophobia and getting carried away with silly incidents like this merely serves to diminish real homophobia. Get a grip folks.

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