Rose McGowan’s Rich White Feminist Entitlement to Gay Lives

7 Nov

Rose McGowan wrote a thinkpiece, of course she did, because Gorillas who use sign language weren’t available.

I said what I said about the inter-personal struggles between gays and women already. The fallout that followed Rose’s statements has led to a quite a few gay media folks going on web-only media shows giving their hot takes on whether or not Rose McGowan was right that I’m sure no straight person cares about.

What hasn’t been covered is the weight of Rose McGowan’s threat. Because gay men in her life were rude to her (and it seems, because a friend of hers said Blance Devearaux is a slut which…oh dear God this is stupid) she took that as enough of a point of conflict for her to support the Sultan of Brunei’s Beverly Hill’s Hotel.

The Beverly Hills Hotel protests are a celebrity cause du jour that is pro-gay in nature, specificially, it is anti-Sharia Law:

The Sultan of Brunei, who since 1992 has owned the Beverly Hills as part of his Dorchester Collection, which includes nine other luxury hotels, announced in October 2013 that he was adopting the harsh and ancient Islamic penal code called Sharia in his country. Sharia calls for, among other punishments, public flogging of women who have abortions and amputation of limbs and death by stoning of homosexuals, adulterers, and thieves.

It would be wise to be critical of these protests. Who are they actually hurting? Is this a righteous cause or is it one primarily used by celebrities for PR? Are these protests helping activists under the Sultan?

Nevertheless, Rose McGowan hosted a party at the Beverly Hills, breaking the boycott earlier this year. Her comments about gay men being misogynists came only after Brett Easton Ellis (noted anti-gay dude) and her discussed her party and shit on gay men for a good portion of the podcast:

Owned by the Sultan of Brunei, the Dorchester Collection came under fire shortly after the Sultan implemented a change to the country’s penal code that was scheduled to come into effect on April 22, 2014 and could make homosexuality punishable by stoning to death.

Ellis kicked off the conversation by claiming the boycott only harmed “the people who simply work at the hotel” and was based on “illusionary and tenuous” reports about the Sharia law. He also categorized the boycott as a “form of narcissistic, self-victimisation, gay insanity.”

McGowan added that those who boycotted were “delusional idiots” and criticized them for failing to campaign against the abuse of women in Arab states as well.

“Gay men are as misogynistic as straight men, if not more so,” she said. “I have an indictment of the gay community right now, I’m actually really upset with them.” – Source

Rose McGowan practices the sort of white feminism that is entitled to gay lives, not only in America but abroad. I have no doubt in my heart that she is the worst sort of Ally, the one who is rich and cares nothing for actual gay lives. McGowan thinks it’s perfectly reasonable to support the Sultan who owns the Beverly Hills hotel because American gays said something rude to her. She thinks it’s perfectly fine to gamble on the lives of brown gays she doesn’t know just because a few of her white friends weren’t nice to her.

The whole story is beyond, and the fact that gay outlets have invited her to write her opinions instead of exposing the whole story sickens me.


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