I am sooo tired of Neil Patrick Harris and his ‘Gay Tony’! He emceed the Tony Awards again last night. Last year he opened the show with a robust song about how they can now admit they’re gay. During the song, he ran around the theatre pointing, tapping people on the head or shoulders singing, “You’re gay, you’re gay, you’re gay”, throwing out an occasional, “You’re not.”
This year, among other things, he had a clever play-on-words to announce that the audience was ‘fifty shades of gay’. I would think that ‘straights’ in the audience would begin soon to think this tiresome and complain to CBS–even if they are almost extinct–according to Harris.
Now, I don’t care if Harris is gay, shades of purple, came from outer space, or was born in a log cabin and walked to school, he is quite a talent and, last year, I tuned in just to see him–I tuned out during that opening song. I guess he needs to express his sexual orientation, especially since he plays a straight lady’s man on his sitcom, maybe that bothers him. But I think he’s gotten the word around and most people don’t care, maybe that bothers him too.
But maybe I’m wrong. In that case, maybe we should have a Gay Tony and a Not Gay Tony; now, all we have is a ‘one for all’.
In any case, that’s my 2 cents!