To quote Stephen Fry “I gather a repulsive nobody writing in a paper no one of any decency would be seen dead with has written something loathesome and inhumane.”

Posted: October 16, 2009 in gay marriage, homophobia, internets, lgbt, twitter to the rescue!
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Hahaha, internets, how I love you!

This morning,  Jan Moir, a journalist, an arsehole and a homophobe wrote this disgusting article. While shamelessly exploiting a young person’s sudden death, she delivered gems like:

Another real sadness about Gately’s death is that it strikes another blow to the happy-ever-after myth of civil partnerships.

Gay activists are always calling for tolerance and understanding about same-sex relationships, arguing that they are just the same as heterosexual marriages. Not everyone, they say, is like George Michael.

Of course, in many cases this may be true. Yet the recent death of Kevin McGee, the former husband of Little Britain star Matt Lucas, and now the dubious events of Gately’s last night raise troubling questions about what happened.

How classy! Not everyone suffers from the total lack of decency required to exploit people’s tragedies in order to make a point about hating the ghey.

For once again, under the carapace of glittering, hedonistic celebrity, the ooze of a very different and more dangerous lifestyle has seeped out for all to see.

Alas, the internets was not amused! In fact, it was so not amused, that it blew up the Press Complaints Commission’s website. Also, various companies started pulling their advertisements from the Daily Fail. Victory!
Naturally, a non-apology followed. In it, Moir argues that:
“In what is clearly a heavily orchestrated internet campaign I think it is mischievous in the extreme to suggest that my article has homophobic and bigoted undertones.”
“Mischievous”??? I don’t think it means what you think it means! Also, FAAAAIL.
As a result:
1. (ETA: it wasn’t the Grauniad, duh, but the onlinehournalismblog!) tells you how not to be an arsehole.
( Revenge of the ETA: However, Grauniad too is made of win:
2. The Angry Mob, a chronicle of Daily Fail fail, has a piece on Moir and her vile demented rants.
3. Newsarse brings the funny. Sample:
“There are those who would call her a short-sighted bigot, perhaps even a wilfully deceitful crack-whore, but they don’t realise how upsetting the loss of her career will be to millions of witless homophobes and racists.”

One Mail reader told us, “All she did was speak the truth about Stephen Gately’s unusual death, because every Daily Mail reader knows that the gays can only die if you drive a wooden stake through their heart.”

“His death is very suspicious, maybe someone should think about interviewing all the immigrants, eh?”


4. Not so wunderbar astutely sums up:

“The sight of Jan Moir’s weird face in today’s Daily Mail was deeply shocking. It wasn’t just that another hate-filled, frothing journobot was as ugly outside as in.


Now look- don’t get me wrong. I have nothing against Jan Moir’s weird face. Some of my best friends are Jan Moir’s weird face, although I wouldn’t let it adopt children as they might be bullied. But let us be absolutely clear about this. Normal faces don’t wake up in the morning looking like that. Whatever happened between Jan Moir and her weird face is anyone’s guess. But it strikes a blow against the happy-ever-after myth of loathsome gutter journalism spewed by people with weird faces.”



  1. Brendan says:

    I want to rip out Jan Moir’s guts with an icepick and dance on the still-twitching intestines.

  2. Sol Invictus says:

    I’d pay a homeless man to take a shit on her corpse.

  3. AJ says:

    At the risk of spoiling the power combo here, I feel saddened to hear yet another bigoted individual claiming that the tiniest possibility of trouble in a gay relationship disqualifies and invalidates all gay relationships while extending no such scrutiny to the heterosexual world at large, and hope that she sees the error of her ways and becomes a better person.

    (Sorry, guys, I guess I’m fresh out of death wishes.)

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