Monday, December 29, 2008

More "Think B4 You Speak" PSAs  

In addition to the Hilary Duff PSA, there have been a couple more PSAs put out by GLSEN that discourage saying, "That's so gay." The one I like best is with Wanda Sykes, mainly because it centers around teenage boys saying the phrase, which is most often the case, and I think the commercial is very genuine because Wanda herself is an out lesbian, who obviously is participating not for money, but because she cares about the cause. Here's the Wanda one:

I think these PSAs are a really smart idea. The use of this phrase is getting ridiculously out of control - to the point where no one can walk down the halls of a school or through a shopping mall on a Friday afternoon without hearing some teenager saying it. Many of the people who use it don't even realize that the phrase can be offensive, so I think these PSAs have the power to shed some new light on just how offensive calling an ugly statue "gay" can be.

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1 comments: to “ More "Think B4 You Speak" PSAs

  • January 4, 2009 at 6:28 AM  

    It seems so weird but a PSA worked on me. For the longest time I was on the fence with this issue but after seeing this I try my hardest to not say "thats so gay" anymore. Go equality!