In a 12-minute rant at the GLAAD Awards last night, Madonna talked about bullying, homophobia, and how the Boy Scouts doesn’t allow 50-year old evil witches. E! reports:
“I wanted to be a Boy Scout, but they wouldn’t let me join,” Madonna joked. “I think that’s f–ked up. I can build a fire. I know how to pitch a tent. I have a very good sense of direction. I can rescue kittens from trees.” “I want to do good for the community,” Madonna continued. “Most importantly I know how to scout for boys. So, I think I should be allowed to be a Boy Scout and they should change their stupid rules.”
I don’t know if Madonna picked up on this during her speech, but that’s why it’s called the BOY Scouts. Meaning, boys are only allowed to join. Maybe she should have tried to join the GIRL Scouts. They have better cookies anyway. What she should have said is that the Boy Scouts hate gay people, but they dress all the boys up in short shorts and scarves. That just sends a mixed message to everybody involved.