Saturday, January 21, 2012

Let's Play "Are Broadway.com & Nick Jonas Being Offensive?"

Here's how you play:

1) Read this article.
2) Decide whether or not Broadway.com and/or Nick Jonas (soon to star in How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying) are being offensive/childish/stereotypical in their rhetoric.
3) The end.
"According to The Advocate, not only is the Jonas Brothers frontman open to nudity (a lame correlation the Broadway.com reporter glossed over because Daniel Radcliffe, the performer Jonas is replacing, did it in Equus. Lame.), but he’s also a supporter of gay marriage. 'Everyone has the right to love and be loved, and that’s the position I take,' said Jonas.

"His stance on the gay marriage issue is sure to get him a barrage of new gay fans, and Jonas couldn’t be happier. 'My brothers and I totally look forward to meeting [gay fans], because they really respond to our style, and it’s cool to see how our influence has impacted what they’re wearing,' Jonas said. 'They also give really good gifts at our meet-and-greets—hats, scarves and other things. They always have good taste.'


"Although Jonas confirmed that he is not gay himself, he notes that his prior experience on Broadway shows has made him feel comfortable with the gay community. 'My first exposure to Broadway was probably my first exposure to gay people, and it was great,' he said. 'It was exciting to be around likeminded people who were also passionate about music and performing.' Welcome back to Broadway, Nick!
First off (this is just the Grammar Nazi in me), there's a missing apostrophe after "Brothers" in "not only is the Jonas Brothers' frontman...", but my biggest peev is the gossip-style tone of the writer. Or maybe it's the nonchalant way it's reported all gays dress well. Maybe something was lost in translation from The Advocate's initial interview, but this piece of reporting really rubbed me the wrong way.

Anywho, the unfortunate part about playing Are Broadway.com and Nick Jonas Being Offensive? Everyone's a loser. Thanks for playing!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You're wrong about the apostrophe. Nick is the Jonas Brothers frontman. Chris Martin is the Coldplay frontman. Mick Jagger, as correctly written in the below New York Times article, is the Rolling Stones frontman:

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/08/rolling-stones-members-to-pay-for-bluesmans-funeral/

Think whatever you want about the gay stuff, but my guess is Broadway.com has a lot of gay employees and was not purposely trying offend you.