Toby Keith Said…Wait, Do What Now?

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Hillbilly human growth hormone and country artist who wrote a song that I’m sure is played on a constant loop at terrorist training camps, Toby Keith, was interviewed this weekend and asked about his thoughts on gay marriage and DADT. Now take a moment and imagine what he said. Yeah, it’s the complete opposite. CMT reports:

Toby Keith has no concerns about the recent repeal of the U.S. military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy banning openly-gay troops from enlisting and serving in the armed forces, although he questions the safety of females who are sent to the front lines of battle. “That whole gay issue thing, that’s never bothered me,” he told CMT Insider correspondent Allison DeMarcus. “I’ve never seen what that affects and [why] anybody should care — and they never do affect me.” He continued, “First of all, we’re going to stop somebody from getting a marriage license because they’re gay? You won’t stop them from living together, so what have you accomplished? … Wasting a lot of money here and a lot of time that could be spent working on this deficit that we’re under … I never saw the reasoning behind getting in people’s personal lives.” Keith went on to say, “But the military is a tough thing. I don’t worry as much about the heterosexual people fighting as I do … about the gays. … In the military or any class in life, you have people who have problems with it, and I’m wondering how that’s going to be compatible on the battlefield. That’s the only question I have, other than that I don’t care. “It’s just such a big issue that people make such a big stink about — ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ … And that sounds like our government: ‘We’ll fix it by saying, “Don’t ask, don’t tell.” Everybody agree, raise your hands. All right, let’s go get a snack,'” Keith added with a laugh. “You know, I don’t know enough about what they proposed or what they’ve put in place here. … Somebody’s sexual preference is like, ‘Who cares?'”

It’s hard for me to give a guy who wanted to behead the Dixie Chicks because they had the audacity to criticize George Bush credit for anything, but to alienate the vast majority of your fan base because you don’t see a problem with homosexuals having rights, then good for you. There’s other things we as Americans should be worrying about. Things like bears.

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Toby Keith Racist. Allegedly.

Since the entire world is oversensitive babies who can’t laugh off a harmless joke, the Asian American Justice Center is outraged that Toby Keith made an “insensitive gesture” at the Nobel Peace Prize after party earlier this week. TMZ reports:

The insensitive gesture occurred during Will Smith’s rendition of “Rapper’s Delight,” when Toby slanted his eyes as Will rapped the word “yellow” — but according to Toby’s rep, “No one at the concert thought Toby was out of line.” Toby Keith may think his Nobel Peace Prize party eye gesture wasn’t a big deal — but TWO Asian organizations are furious about it, claiming the “racist” maneuver wasn’t just offensive, it was an embarrassment to his country….A rep for the Asian American Justice Center tells TMZ, “Toby Keith embarrassed himself and his country, denigrated the Noble Peace Prize and offended Asians and Asian Americans by using a crude, racist hand gesture.” Another group — the Media Action Network for Asians — also took offense with Toby, telling us, “By doing this, he is telling his Asian fans ‘you don’t matter, you’re not on my radar.'”

Not to get on a soapbox here, but isn’t having an Asian American Justice Center by definition separatist and racist? You’re Americans who happen to look Asian. What’s the big deal? And here’s the thing, when you go around being a Debbie Downer at an after party because some drunk redneck made a slant eye gesture, you give importance to what he did. Meaning it will never go away and the same people you want to stop doing this will keep doing it just to piss you off. It’s not like he told every Asian person in the audience that they had to go build a railroad, so chill out. Look, I’m Native American and I can spew all the righteous indignation about the Washington Redskins all day if I wanted to, but I littered twice already today, I’m allergic to horses, and I need a Garmin to find my way across the street. If I was teleported back to 1792, I wouldn’t have to wait for smallpox to kill me because I’m pretty sure my tribe would feed me to a bear.

Machine Girl‘s Minase Yashiro. I’d eat it like my mama made it:

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