Amber Heard spoke at GLAAD’s 25-year celebration about being famous, gay, and a modern day Rosa Parks. Right. Via AfterEllen:
I think when I became aware of my role in the media, I had to ask myself an important question “Am I part of the problem?” And I think that when millions and millions of hard-working, tax paying Americans are denied their rights and denied their equality you have to ask yourself what are the factors that are an epidemic problem and that’s what this is. Injustice can never be stood for. It always must be fought against and I just was sick of it being a problem. Because I’m in the media I was aware of it and I luckily was introduced to GLAAD and am honored that they wanted me to be a part of tonight because it is such an important organization. I am so impressed with all the important work that they are doing and I couldn’t see a more important cause to be aligned with….
I personally think that if you deny something or if you hide something you’re inadvertently admitting it’s wrong. I don’t feel like I’m wrong. I don’t feel like millions of people are wrong because they love who they love or they were born how they were born. I’m proud to be on the right side of history and I can do nothing more than encourage people to look at their lives and ask “What side of history am I on? Am I doing the right thing or am I doing the wrong thing?” I look at speeches byMartin Luther King and I cry when I read the story of Rosa Parks at the back of the bus, and I can’t help but think if I was in that era what side of history would I be on? Would I be marching on the side of equality or would I be one of these horrible people spreading hate and bigotry?
I’m a fag hag, but I have two issues with this. One being that Amber Heard is “in the media” pretty rarely, and it’s usually for showing her tits in movies where she plays the token hot blonde. The other being that as much as I can sympathize with the plight of gay marriage, this is not 1964. You’re allowed to vote, you can drink from whatever magic mineral fountain you want, and you are too rich to ever sit anywhere on a bus. You really want to reenact oppression and suffering? Give a speech in front of NRA and Klan members in Alabama, then tell everyone how hard your life is. No, really. Do it. I’d like another Monday off in January.