Thursday, November 16, 2006

Mass Hysteria Amongst Show Tunes Fans As Carol Channing Accused Of Homophobia

Mass hysteria broke out amongst show tune fans this week after Broadway Legend Carol Channing was accused of making an anti gay remark in an interview. Carol when asked about her legions of gay fans reportedly told the Gay People's Chronicle:

"I don't think about them. I'm grateful that they seem to like me. They're terribly loyal to me. But I'm knee-deep in the Bible, and you know what it says about that."

These remarks seemed to be a distinct departure from her earlier public declarations of support for her gay fan base and her many appearances at Aids charity events.

Luckily some semblance of order was restored, before musical theatre fans became too hysterical or issued a gay fatwah (fagwah) on the 85 year old, after Carol’s publicist released a statement claiming she had been mis-quoted and claimed the writer was "clearly trying to bash an Icon and make a name for himself."

Channing's publicist says that the writer mangled the quote and left out a key word to make it look like the performer was anti-gay: "With reference to the Bible - she said about gay marriage 'You know what the Bible says about it ... Nothing."

Meanwhile the Gay People's Chronicle is sticking to its story and musical theatre Queens are already dubbing the incident Channing gate!

Personally I find it hard to believe that she is anti gay especially considering she was married to one for 42 years! but given that Carol is clearly as mad as a box of frogs she could have said anything!

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Stuart H said...

Does anyone straight even know who she is? If she did say that she just wiped out her whole fan base!

Dean Lipton said...

She's probably just senile!