The Significance of the New Jersey Band’s Sound and Fury
This week's Village Voice features their annual Queer Issue and the shirtless boys of Jersey Shore on their cover. Waitasecond... the Jersey Shore boys are gay? Not according to them, and according to the New York Post, the Village Voice didn't inform the beefcakes that their picture would be gracing the Queer Issue. Unethical bullshit? Not according to a tweet from VV editor Tony Ortega...
It's only unethical if you think being a gay icon — or gayness itself — is somehow bad.
Actually, it's unethical because it's blatant misrepresentation. VV are the homophobes in this case for hiding the fact that the guys were posing for a Queer Issue. Hey, if being gay isn't bad, then why not straight up tell them? Right, guys? Right?