Gay couple asked to reverse shirt at Dollywood

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  1. lex luthor
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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A lesbian couple is asking for changes at Dollywood after an employee asked one of the women to turn her T-shirt reading "marriage is so gay" inside-out to avoid offending others on a recent visit to the Tennessee theme park complex.

    Olivier Odom and Jennifer Tipton said Tuesday they want the park to be more inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender families after Odom was asked to reverse her shirt when they visited Dollywood Splash Country next to the Pigeon Forge amusement park. The story was first reported by WBIR-TV in Knoxville.


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  2. AlanJohn

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    This is the most valuable news in the world.
     
  3. Shinigami357

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    Ugh. Just... ugh.


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    [horrible joke]They should have called Superman, right, OP?[/horrible joke]
     
  4. Lilith Valentine

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  5. Paarish

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    *senses a potential gay marriage thread*

    *runs away like mad*
     
  6. soulx

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    I don't find this appalling at all. Dollywood is a theme park primarily for kids and to some people, that shirt may be offensive.
     
  7. Terminator02

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    i don't see why gay people attacking straight people should be ok when the other way around isn't
     
  8. BlueStar

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    Huh? Who's being 'attacked' by gay people?
     
  9. Veho

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    A guy wearing this shirt was barred from boarding a plane, and was almost arrested, because the shirt "scared people." So yeah, it happens.
     
  10. emigre

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    homophobic values?
     
  11. cwstjdenobs

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    Dolly herself is a big LGBT rights supporter, hopefully this will make her screen the bigots out of her staff. I mean come on, it's Dollywood.

    And TBH even if it was that bad they should have turned them away at the gates instead of deciding it was offensive after happily taking the couples money.
     
  12. Shinigami357

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    Wait just one goddamned minute. How is this offensive in any way at all? People can QQ and rage and troll as much as they wish but unless there's any other indication, the term "gay" can mean "happy". Just in case everyone forgot the English language. Gee.
     
  13. Jamstruth

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    Gay is often used as a derogatory statement. That's really the ony thing offensive about it.

    This decision had nothing to do with the couple's sexual orientation and everything to do with the shirt. I know its not THAT offensive but the staff took the decision to ask her to reverse it just in case. Its a dumb decision but its not an anti-gay thing.
     
  14. dickfour

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    it's a private business. If they don't want people advertising their sexually to children they have that right. If that gays have a problem with that then go to Disney World on one of it's gay days.
     
  15. Narayan

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    [​IMG] that...scared people?


    on-topic: i agree that the shirt not be worn in that kind of place. because there are some who might be offended, it depends on the people who read it. some may think that it's offending those who are married. and may cause a ruckus.
    though the reader may lacked understanding, the management have to prevent such events at a place where you have fun with your families.
     
  16. BlueStar

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    Does this count both ways? Like, if a guy had a shirt saying "I love my wife" is he advertising his heterosexuality to children?
     
  17. cwstjdenobs

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    It's Dollywood!!! Expecting not to come across anything gay is like a gay person expecting to not be offended at a talk at a Church or Mosque about teh gays.

    And I bet you anything the owner of this particular private business will cone out against this decision.
     
  18. Lily

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    In the next year or so, I hope to be able to go -- apparently it's an amazing time! Disney World staff are accepting of anyone on a regular basis (I know this from my trip there a few years ago), but with the park filled with LGBT? Whoo!
     
  19. Terminator02

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    the shirt didn't say i love my partner, it attacked heterosexuality
     
  20. BlueStar

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    Don't be ridiculous, you have to have a serious victim complex to think that shirt "attacked" heterosexuality.