Fag, fag, fag, fag, fag.
Faggot. Faggie. Faggie-assed. Fag-Lovin' Faggoty Fag.
F. A. G.
That's the word, folks. It's not "The F Word." It's not "The OTHER F Word." It's not "A Derogatory Term for Homosexuals." It's fag. A word.
And as I see it, if Jerry Lewis - - in his 18th straight hour on live television raising money for muscular dystrophy - - makes a joke that uses a word - - like fag - - that hurts your feelings, GROW THE FUCK UP!
This isn't the playground anymore. Jerry Lewis isn't a homophobe. He didn't call for a ban on gay marriage. He didn't say that God Hates Fags. He didn't say that we all were sick and immoral. He said a word...
I am not afraid of that word. I AM that word. I am a fag.
I'm more afraid of people who tie up Matthew Shepard to a fence, pistol-whip him and leave him for dead.
But Jerry Lewis saying the word fag, doesn't scare me. It doesn't upset me. It doesn't hurt me.
Because I'm an adult. Grow up and get a life.