I who may well be...

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Thursday, May 03, 2007

Murdoch bans gay option on MySpace

The following letter was recieved from a fellow social justice activist in response to my posts about MySpace being gender exclusive

"Gay option banned on myspace"

It seems that the famously anti-gay ex-Australian Rupert Murdoch (he gave up his Australian citizenship to become an American) is attempting to push his own agenda on the social networking site Myspace that he bought a few years back.

Myspace no longer lets you select “gay” as a sexual preference on the site when you sign up, nor does it allow you to change your sexual preference to “gay”.

Don’t believe us? Try it out for yourself by clicking on “Edit Profile” and then “Background and Lifestyle” if you’re on Rupert’s site.

Murdoch is well known for his anti-gay stance. Speaking to the Independent in the UK last year about gay marriage, he said: “I believe it is wrong. I’m considered homophobic and crazy about these things and old fashioned. But I think that the family – father, mother, children – is fundamental to our civilisation.”

Is is a meaningless bug or a meaningful message? Either way, Rupert better get back to writing some code to fix it. You don’t want to be on the receiving end of a flotilla of fags, trust us.

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  • At 08 May, 2007 16:49, Blogger James said…

    It was a glitch and it was fixed somewhere between a few days and a week ago, I forget exactly when.

    The letter you posted leaves out the juicy bits - "bi" and "lesbian" were valid options, but not "gay" ;)


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