Everybody from a Z-list reality star on a show you’ve never heard of to an extra in Transformers 3 has tried to reach for relevancy by giving their opinion on anti-gay bullying and suicides in America, but they can all put their arms down because Madge is at the mic now and nobody can push out a quote that makes hos flip like she can. Case in point: On The Ellen Degeneres Show today, Madge said that we must stop the bullying and stop the gossiping (cut to me calling my mom from a pay phone outside of the unemployment agency to ask her if I can move into the spare room in her garage)! And then Madge compared gay bullying to the lynching of black people and the Holocaust. Yeah, you go put the Jiffy Pop on the hot plate while I keep your seat warm.
Here’s a few pieces from Madge’s chat with Ellen (via Popbytes):
Madge on why she’s speaking out against bullying: “Well, I just feel it would be incredible remiss of me to not say something. I’m incredibly disturbed and saddened by the overwhelming number of teen suicides that have been reported lately because of bullying. Suicide in general is disturbing. Teenagers committing suicide is extremely disturbing but to hear that teenagers are taking their lives because they are being bullied in schools and dormitories, what have you, is kind of unfathomable. I know a number of people have spoken out about it but I feel like I need to say something. The gay community has been incredibly supportive of me. I wouldn’t have a career if it weren’t for the gay community…I have a teenage daughter and I have ongoing discussions with her about this topic so I feel like I need to say a few words…”
Madge on how bullying teens is out of control : “The concept that we are torturing teenagers because they are gay. It’s kind of like I said earlier. It’s unfathomable. It’s like lynching black people or Hitler exterminating Jews. Sorry if I’m going on a rampage right now but this is America. The land of the free and the home of the brave.”
Madge on how she wants to put my ass out on the street!: “I think it would be interesting for everybody to try one simple experiment. If you want to talk about solutions or how can we solve this problem? Try to get through the day each and everyone of us…without gossiping about somebody. Without gossiping about anybody. And not only that. Not even listening to gossip. Walking away from it. Can you imagine what your day would be like? How much more free time you’d have? I also feel like you’d feel about better about yourself.
And in case you’re wondering if she said this from the drawing room of her English country estate shortly after telling her maid that she shant have another crumpet since she doesn’t want to gain another stone, look at the still in the video above. She said it from America! She’s American now!
You know, correct me if I’m wrong (get your red Sharpies out), but I don’t think she was blatantly comparing bullying to genocide. I think she meant to say that like Jews and black people, gay teens are being harassed because of who they are and many people look the other way. I think that’s what she’s saying. I’d get into it more, but since the days of talking shit about people’s shit are coming to end, I have to go clear my drawer out!