my bad.....(:doh l) But glad you enjoyed it!!! (lol)
I just watched that...I wish they had showed it on the West Coast. It's not like we don't see plenty of things much worse.
It was just a stupid joke. I thought Drew was cute. This country is off the beam sometimes. One word: hypocrisy
Must be quite the show these big wigs sitting around talking about what to censor and what not to........................:wal lbang
Hmm, I watched it in Arizona and saw the East Coast version with hat on tush. We must have gotten the East Coast Feed. And yes, I thought it was very funny.
If thinking people don't start putting demanding an end to censorship, we will soon be back to the days of the Salem witch trials.
It's not clear to me exactly whom TPTB thought would be offended... apparently not the red state people, all of whom saw it, so CA viewers? Gay men? Would anyone who falls in the possibly offended groups care to comment on whether they thought it was offensive enough to delete?
It seemed to me it could be seen as kind of sophomorically homophobic, but given some of the other tasteless things that survive not sure it rose to the deletion bar. But then maybe the bar is just higher on gay issues still; fried chicken jokes are out, why not this? Or maybe the TPTB think Middle America will be outraged at any reference to gay male sexual behavior, and that they needed to take belated action?
Have people who read other sites seen anything that gives a better explanation? Is this still fallout from Janet Jackson?
I thought it was funny, but if there was anything that was risque, it was the way he walked not the covering of his butt. I don't know how much I can say on a PG-13 site, so I'll just leave it at that unless someone who knows tells me I can get more specific.
I will confess to not understanding the Brokeback Mountain: The Musical reference until he covered his butt with the hat. I'm not sure how indicating that you are strictly hetero automatically makes you a homophob. People need to get thicker skin.
The paradox, I think, is that I'm sure Disney's flawed logic was that they were "protecting" the sensibilities of both extremes.
Their self-serving excuse is probably some assumption that gays might be offended that Drew reacted to a "Brokeback" joke with an implication that he was protecting himself from some err... let's be delicate and a bit indirect... attack from behind. That his reaction indicated some kind of display of homophobia.
Of course this entire assumption--that gays would be hypersensitive--is already a huge exercise in ACTUAL homophobia. Add to the pile the "don't let Grandma in Anaheim see it", and it's even worse.
Besides, the overt heterosexuality of the rest of the dance with Cheryl should have countered any "fears". That and Drew's knocked-up wife a few feet away.