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05/12/2011

(**UPDATED) No, 'New York Daily News'? The 'f*g' tag didn't give pause?

by Jeremy Hooper

(*NOTE: Be sure to see update a bottom of post.
Thanks to this post, the issue was promptly resolved
)
***

Dear New York Daily News,

If you need to run an image in order to highlight a post regarding marriage equality and state conservatives' resistance to it, must you really run a graphic...

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[NYDN]

...that comes from the far-from-objective ChristArt.com? Especially one that is tagged with the words "sodomy," "homo," and, yes, "f*g"?:

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[ChristArt]

It's offensive enough for the state's rich and vibrant gay population to realize it's still perfectly kosher for mainstream media outlets to show certain couple's representative stick figures behind a null symbol, without explanation or qualifier. Please, no need to add insult to the entrenched and enduring injuries that stem from this heterosexist society of ours.

Love,

New Yorker who's neither a British cigarette nor the ghost from Ghostbusters

****

*UPDATE: The image has been changed to a benign photo of two men on a cake. Kudos to Daily News writer/blogger Celeste Katz who saw this issue and promptly resolved it!

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