It has been a strange week for shocking proclamations regarding homosexuality. First, we had folk singer Michelle Shocked proclaiming “God hates fags” to a stunned San Francisco audience, and now we’ve got top Colombian model Natalia Paris saying that, if you eat chicken, you will turn gay.
Paris is a pretty big deal in Colombia and apparently decided that eating chicken makes people gay after reading reports that animals intended for consumption are injected with female hormones meant to speed up growth, meaning “seven, eight, nine and 10 year old children [who are eating chicken] are having their feminine hormones accelerated… and are starting to become homosexual,” Paris says.
Andrés Fernando Moncada, president of the National Federation of Colombian Poultry Farmers, responded to Paris’s claims with probably the same amount of incredulity you held when you read the title.
“When you hear this kind of a statement from a public figure like Natalia Paris, we must express our total outrage,” an appalled Fernando replied. He also said that chickens in Colombia (or anywhere) were not being injected with female growth hormones, and called such claims “urban myths.”
Like we said up top, Paris isn’t the only one making waves with controversial comments on homosexuality this week.
On Sunday night, 80s folk singer Michelle Shocked completely floored her crowd at a San Francisco club when she went on a strange rant, described by Twitter users as “Totally sincere” and “Super anti-gay and hateful,” with the singer even saying “You can go on Twitter and say ‘Michelle Shocked says God hates fags.'”
That was fuck-ing cra-zy! I was tweeting Michelle Shocked’s set onstage (for her). All cool. 2nd set, she got up went full hate speech.
— Matt Penfield (@TheGuapo) March 18, 2013
Most of you probably haven’t thought about Michelle Shocked since the late 80s, so here’s a memory-jogger:
Anyway, here’s video of Natalia Paris (in Spanish) sharing her opinion of chicken and homosexuality: