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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Carson's new book: EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

Amazon.com: Books: You're Different and That's Super
I'm sorry, but this book looks positively nauseating.
First of all, I hate, HATE. celebrities who write children's books. Just as a matter of principal. It just reeks of exploitation to the most easily exploited. A celebrity's name may be cheap trick to get parents to look at a picture book, but seriously, is nothing sacred?
A good childrens book is a wonderful thing, it's beautiful, almost like a proto-graphic novel.

Artistic differences aside, Carson's (of Queer Eye, of course) book just looks stupid.
"The spring that Trumpet was born, there were so many new foals in the pasture that almost no one notices there was a sassy little colt who didn't belong to any of the mares...."
We get it, being gay is ok. It's Daddy's Roommate soaked in sugar and sprinkled with gay stereo types. "A sassy little colt"... I'm nauseous just thinking about it.
I'm sympathetic to the idea of childrens books that teach kids about homosexuality (although in the ideal world, kids would figure it out from their experiences with their parents gay friends). But I can't help but wonder if a big gay stereotype, written by a big gay stereotype, is the right message.

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