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Thread started 09/27/10 4:55pm

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Prince walks off in the middle of a photo shoot?

I remember hearing this story on the Tom Joyner Show! It was either in the late 80's or the early 90's. Anyway the story goes Prince was doing some type of promotional photo shoot and the male photographer made a comment refering to how sexy Prince looked! Prince immediate stopped the shoot and walked off the set!! I believe Cat was with him at the time. Anybody recall this story?

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Reply #1 posted 09/27/10 6:31pm

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"Oops. Someone complimented me so I better get walk off the set. That'll teach them to never compliment me again."

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Reply #2 posted 09/27/10 7:30pm

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as precious as an infant

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Reply #3 posted 09/28/10 7:17am

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Maybe he only wanted women to call him sexy? shrug

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Reply #4 posted 09/28/10 1:16pm

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This is repoted to have happened during the Herb Ritts photo shoot. Prince was sitting on the piano with his heels on the keys and when Herb said how sexy it looked, Prince walked out and said to burn the negatives.

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Reply #5 posted 09/28/10 8:35pm

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exodus said:

This is repoted to have happened during the Herb Ritts photo shoot. Prince was sitting on the piano with his heels on the keys and when Herb said how sexy it looked, Prince walked out and said to burn the negatives.

That's my Prince lol wink

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Reply #6 posted 09/28/10 9:43pm

Gohi

Wow, what a fucking homophobe.

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Reply #7 posted 09/29/10 12:03am

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exodus said:

This is repoted to have happened during the Herb Ritts photo shoot. Prince was sitting on the piano with his heels on the keys and when Herb said how sexy it looked, Prince walked out and said to burn the negatives.

excited Prince letting the dude know don't say sh*t to him!! HE only wants women saying that!! Haven't some people realized this man is as straight as an arrow?!?!?! Herb is lucky, some guys would have punched him in the face! I don't blame Prince, that's rude and crossing the line! I would have walked out too!! biggrin

Prince is GORGEOUS. I'm inspired. GOD is GREAT. Is there anything else to say? lol
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Reply #8 posted 09/29/10 12:05am

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DaphneLovesPR1NCE said:

exodus said:

This is repoted to have happened during the Herb Ritts photo shoot. Prince was sitting on the piano with his heels on the keys and when Herb said how sexy it looked, Prince walked out and said to burn the negatives.

excited Prince letting the dude know don't say sh*t to him!! HE only wants women saying that!! Haven't some people realized this man is as straight as an arrow?!?!?! Herb is lucky, some guys would have punched him in the face! I don't blame Prince, that's rude and crossing the line! I would have walked out too!! biggrin

It's not rude or crossing the line. You're homophobic.

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Reply #9 posted 09/29/10 12:15am

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DaphneLovesPR1NCE said:

exodus said:

This is repoted to have happened during the Herb Ritts photo shoot. Prince was sitting on the piano with his heels on the keys and when Herb said how sexy it looked, Prince walked out and said to burn the negatives.

excited Prince letting the dude know don't say sh*t to him!! HE only wants women saying that!! Haven't some people realized this man is as straight as an arrow?!?!?! Herb is lucky, some guys would have punched him in the face! I don't blame Prince, that's rude and crossing the line! I would have walked out too!! biggrin

or he could have said "cheers thanks, but i'd really appreciate it if you could stay quiet for this shoot, no hard feelings"

or is that just the difference between infants and adults?

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Reply #10 posted 09/29/10 12:23am

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DaphneLovesPR1NCE said:

exodus said:

This is repoted to have happened during the Herb Ritts photo shoot. Prince was sitting on the piano with his heels on the keys and when Herb said how sexy it looked, Prince walked out and said to burn the negatives.

excited Prince letting the dude know don't say sh*t to him!! HE only wants women saying that!! Haven't some people realized this man is as straight as an arrow?!?!?! Herb is lucky, some guys would have punched him in the face! I don't blame Prince, that's rude and crossing the line! I would have walked out too!! biggrin

Seriously, how is a photobrapher telling the subject he/she is photographing that they, or their pose, looks sexy in any way being rude or be construed as crossing the line? confuse Seems to me it would be helpful to hear ongoing feedback from the photographer during a shoot. It doesn't sound as if this Herb guy was panting or unzipping his fly or doing anything at all 'inappropriate' to the situation while he told Prince that he looked sexy, so what's the big deal?

And it's also my opinion that most men who are completely straight and comfortable with their sexuality aren't going to flip out if another man, straight OR gay, compliments them or tells them they look sexy...especially during a situation such as a photo shoot.

[Edited 9/29/10 0:25am]

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Reply #11 posted 09/29/10 12:30am

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Spinlight said:

DaphneLovesPR1NCE said:

excited Prince letting the dude know don't say sh*t to him!! HE only wants women saying that!! Haven't some people realized this man is as straight as an arrow?!?!?! Herb is lucky, some guys would have punched him in the face! I don't blame Prince, that's rude and crossing the line! I would have walked out too!! biggrin

It's not rude or crossing the line. You're homophobic.

Don't misuse the word homophobic please. What that man did was cross the line. I'm not homophobic, but I don't want a lesbian telling me I"m sexy either. I don't want a straight woman telling me I"m sexy. It crosses the line and makes people feel uncomfortable..and it shouldn't be and ISN'T allowed in the workplace! And I don't know 1 straight man that wants a gay man telling them they are sexy!

Prince is GORGEOUS. I'm inspired. GOD is GREAT. Is there anything else to say? lol
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Reply #12 posted 09/29/10 12:45am

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RubyButterfly said:

DaphneLovesPR1NCE said:

excited Prince letting the dude know don't say sh*t to him!! HE only wants women saying that!! Haven't some people realized this man is as straight as an arrow?!?!?! Herb is lucky, some guys would have punched him in the face! I don't blame Prince, that's rude and crossing the line! I would have walked out too!! biggrin

Seriously, how is a photobrapher telling the subject he/she is photographing that they, or their pose, looks sexy in any way being rude or be construed as crossing the line? confuse Seems to me it would be helpful to hear ongoing feedback from the photographer during a shoot. It doesn't sound as if this Herb guy was panting or unzipping his fly or doing anything at all 'inappropriate' to the situation while he told Prince that he looked sexy, so what's the big deal?

And it's also my opinion that most men who are completely straight and comfortable with their sexuality aren't going to flip out if another man, straight OR gay, compliments them or tells them they look sexy...especially during a situation such as a photo shoot.

[Edited 9/29/10 0:25am]

Sexy refers to finding someone attractive, or sexually stimulating. That IS crossing the line! Why not say to Prince "good job, that's the way to do it." When you tell someone they are sexy, the idea of them arousing you is present....if it weren't, why would you say it?

And Prince is a straight man, so a gay man saying this to him, knowing he is straight is rude. And what straight man wants a gay man calling them sexy? Please! Most wouldn't have been as kind as Prince...

And we don't know how Herb said it, or what he did when he said it..whatever it was, it made Prince feel uncomfortable! That doesn't make him homophobic, that just makes him straight and he should be able to go to work without someone making a sexually suggestive remark towards him. Any other workplace, that would fall under the sexual harrassment clause!

Prince is GORGEOUS. I'm inspired. GOD is GREAT. Is there anything else to say? lol
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Reply #13 posted 09/29/10 12:48am

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robinhood said:

DaphneLovesPR1NCE said:

excited Prince letting the dude know don't say sh*t to him!! HE only wants women saying that!! Haven't some people realized this man is as straight as an arrow?!?!?! Herb is lucky, some guys would have punched him in the face! I don't blame Prince, that's rude and crossing the line! I would have walked out too!! biggrin

or he could have said "cheers thanks, but i'd really appreciate it if you could stay quiet for this shoot, no hard feelings"

or is that just the difference between infants and adults?

You're right, he could have just told him thanks, but shut up. But if he was feeling uncomfortable, then you can't work like that. It's impossible to work when you feel someone is gawking at you and wanting you and if you don't want them back, it's so uncomforable. And he didn't have to work like that, so he left. Good for him!

Prince is GORGEOUS. I'm inspired. GOD is GREAT. Is there anything else to say? lol
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Reply #14 posted 09/29/10 12:52am

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DaphneLovesPR1NCE said:

robinhood said:

or he could have said "cheers thanks, but i'd really appreciate it if you could stay quiet for this shoot, no hard feelings"

or is that just the difference between infants and adults?

You're right, he could have just told him thanks, but shut up. But if he was feeling uncomfortable, then you can't work like that. It's impossible to work when you feel someone is gawking at you and wanting you and if you don't want them back, it's so uncomforable. And he didn't have to work like that, so he left. Good for him!

i wasnt there, so i wouldnt know why he walked out.

either way, there's the adult way of handling it, or the infant way.

just my twocents

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Reply #15 posted 09/29/10 1:10am

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I know I've certainly opted for "the infant way" sometimes in my life, particularly when I've had an especially difficult day, been working with difficult people, or had the media and the public in general constantly questioning my sexuality.

Oh, wait. That never happened.

In any case, what I'd really love is for people who have never met me to judge me for a small hissy fit I may or may not have thrown 20 years ago.

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Really?

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Reply #16 posted 09/29/10 1:35am

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where do you folk come from............

same sex can't compliment each other-gay or straight aside................

crossed the line-what freaking line-especially as part of a photographers job is to direct and help the subject look as good as possible

he made light of the fact a very manly voice shouted we love you during the acoustic set in ONA London 2002-didn't walk off-wasn't offended-and........

isn't Morris Hayes gay ?

surely with some of the thinking around here-Prince would've sacked him by now:-o

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Reply #17 posted 09/29/10 3:32am

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DaphneLovesPR1NCE said:

Spinlight said:

It's not rude or crossing the line. You're homophobic.

Don't misuse the word homophobic please. What that man did was cross the line. I'm not homophobic, but I don't want a lesbian telling me I"m sexy either. I don't want a straight woman telling me I"m sexy. It crosses the line and makes people feel uncomfortable..and it shouldn't be and ISN'T allowed in the workplace! And I don't know 1 straight man that wants a gay man telling them they are sexy!

Most people take compliments regardless of the sexual orientation of the other person. If a photographer is directing a shoot and says to "look sexy" or "yeah, that's sexy" - they are not saying they want to have sex with that person. It's unfortunate that you seem to be consensual with the idea of objectifying someone.

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Reply #18 posted 09/29/10 4:10am

Gohi

RubyButterfly said:

DaphneLovesPR1NCE said:

excited Prince letting the dude know don't say sh*t to him!! HE only wants women saying that!! Haven't some people realized this man is as straight as an arrow?!?!?! Herb is lucky, some guys would have punched him in the face! I don't blame Prince, that's rude and crossing the line! I would have walked out too!! biggrin

Seriously, how is a photobrapher telling the subject he/she is photographing that they, or their pose, looks sexy in any way being rude or be construed as crossing the line? confuse Seems to me it would be helpful to hear ongoing feedback from the photographer during a shoot. It doesn't sound as if this Herb guy was panting or unzipping his fly or doing anything at all 'inappropriate' to the situation while he told Prince that he looked sexy, so what's the big deal?

And it's also my opinion that most men who are completely straight and comfortable with their sexuality aren't going to flip out if another man, straight OR gay, compliments them or tells them they look sexy...especially during a situation such as a photo shoot.

[Edited 9/29/10 0:25am]

Exactly. But you shouldn't bother attempting to communicate with Daphne as she's obviously a sycophant and a purple kool aid drinker.

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Reply #19 posted 09/29/10 4:15am

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DaphneLovesPR1NCE said:

RubyButterfly said:

Seriously, how is a photobrapher telling the subject he/she is photographing that they, or their pose, looks sexy in any way being rude or be construed as crossing the line? confuse Seems to me it would be helpful to hear ongoing feedback from the photographer during a shoot. It doesn't sound as if this Herb guy was panting or unzipping his fly or doing anything at all 'inappropriate' to the situation while he told Prince that he looked sexy, so what's the big deal?

And it's also my opinion that most men who are completely straight and comfortable with their sexuality aren't going to flip out if another man, straight OR gay, compliments them or tells them they look sexy...especially during a situation such as a photo shoot.

[Edited 9/29/10 0:25am]

Sexy refers to finding someone attractive, or sexually stimulating. That IS crossing the line! Why not say to Prince "good job, that's the way to do it." When you tell someone they are sexy, the idea of them arousing you is present....if it weren't, why would you say it?

And Prince is a straight man, so a gay man saying this to him, knowing he is straight is rude. And what straight man wants a gay man calling them sexy? Please! Most wouldn't have been as kind as Prince...

And we don't know how Herb said it, or what he did when he said it..whatever it was, it made Prince feel uncomfortable! That doesn't make him homophobic, that just makes him straight and he should be able to go to work without someone making a sexually suggestive remark towards him. Any other workplace, that would fall under the sexual harrassment clause!

Telling someone that they're sexy or good looking is a compliment. I'm straight but I'd be totally flattered and okay with a homosexual or straight guy telling me I looked sexy/hot. Sure, if things got overly descriptive or if they started trying to test their luck with me, I would be quick to tell them I wasn't interested. But there's no reason that you have to misinterpret someone saying Prince looked good to mean that they were fawning and lusting over him.

Why is it okay for women to call him sexy but not men? Because he doesn't want to fuck men? Please explain this intelligently without just saying that he is a straight man.

You. Are. Homophobic. It's okay. Actually it's not okay. But maybe some day you'll work on it. What Prince did was far more unprofessional than what the photographer did.

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Reply #20 posted 09/29/10 4:31am

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DaphneLovesPR1NCE said:

Spinlight said:

It's not rude or crossing the line. You're homophobic.

Don't misuse the word homophobic please. What that man did was cross the line. I'm not homophobic, but I don't want a lesbian telling me I"m sexy either. I don't want a straight woman telling me I"m sexy. It crosses the line and makes people feel uncomfortable..and it shouldn't be and ISN'T allowed in the workplace! And I don't know 1 straight man that wants a gay man telling them they are sexy!

So, should the reverse work, too? I should be extremely offended if a woman "crosses the line" by telling me my hair looks sexy--offended just because I'm queer and am not interested in sticking my dick in pussy? Please.

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Reply #21 posted 09/29/10 4:44am

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maybe he thought the photographer wasnt being sincere, maybe prince thought he was mocking him

maybe it made him feel self-conscious, maybe he's paranoid and takes offense really easily

maybe prince imagines insult where there is none, maybe he's just insecure and precious

i dont know, but what i do know is; i can't conversate in this thread anymore.

i can't possibly chat under these conditions. too many people have crossed the line.

oh my bleeding heart. i have to leave now. i might come back when i'm done sulking.

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Reply #22 posted 09/29/10 6:16am

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I think this is the reason why a photo from the 83 Rolling Stone session was used for the 84 issue.

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Reply #23 posted 09/29/10 6:32am

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DaphneLovesPR1NCE said:

Spinlight said:

It's not rude or crossing the line. You're homophobic.

Don't misuse the word homophobic please. What that man did was cross the line. I'm not homophobic, but I don't want a lesbian telling me I"m sexy either. I don't want a straight woman telling me I"m sexy. It crosses the line and makes people feel uncomfortable..and it shouldn't be and ISN'T allowed in the workplace! And I don't know 1 straight man that wants a gay man telling them they are sexy!

Well, with that comment, you're one of the people I created my screen name for. And yeah, I agree, you're a homophobe.

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Reply #24 posted 09/29/10 6:45am

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DaphneLovesPR1NCE said:

Spinlight said:

It's not rude or crossing the line. You're homophobic.

Don't misuse the word homophobic please. What that man did was cross the line. I'm not homophobic, but I don't want a lesbian telling me I"m sexy either. I don't want a straight woman telling me I"m sexy. It crosses the line and makes people feel uncomfortable..and it shouldn't be and ISN'T allowed in the workplace! And I don't know 1 straight man that wants a gay man telling them they are sexy!

I guess u havent heard yet, but any negative conitation about or towards homosexuals is HOMOPHOBIA. Homophobe is used alot like the RACE CARD is used anytime someone has an opposing view concerning things in or around that subject. Until you accept all things and all people as equal you are homophobic,racist,sexist,.....the list goes on&on.

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thepope2the9s said:

DaphneLovesPR1NCE said:

Don't misuse the word homophobic please. What that man did was cross the line. I'm not homophobic, but I don't want a lesbian telling me I"m sexy either. I don't want a straight woman telling me I"m sexy. It crosses the line and makes people feel uncomfortable..and it shouldn't be and ISN'T allowed in the workplace! And I don't know 1 straight man that wants a gay man telling them they are sexy!

I guess u havent heard yet, but any negative conitation about or towards homosexuals is HOMOPHOBIA. Homophobe is used alot like the RACE CARD is used anytime someone has an opposing view concerning things in or around that subject. Until you accept all things and all people as equal you are homophobic,racist,sexist,.....the list goes on&on.

You must read at an elementary school level, I presume.

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Reply #26 posted 09/29/10 11:15am

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DaphneLovesPR1NCE said:

RubyButterfly said:

Seriously, how is a photobrapher telling the subject he/she is photographing that they, or their pose, looks sexy in any way being rude or be construed as crossing the line? confuse Seems to me it would be helpful to hear ongoing feedback from the photographer during a shoot. It doesn't sound as if this Herb guy was panting or unzipping his fly or doing anything at all 'inappropriate' to the situation while he told Prince that he looked sexy, so what's the big deal?

And it's also my opinion that most men who are completely straight and comfortable with their sexuality aren't going to flip out if another man, straight OR gay, compliments them or tells them they look sexy...especially during a situation such as a photo shoot.

[Edited 9/29/10 0:25am]

Sexy refers to finding someone attractive, or sexually stimulating. That IS crossing the line! Why not say to Prince "good job, that's the way to do it." When you tell someone they are sexy, the idea of them arousing you is present....if it weren't, why would you say it?

And Prince is a straight man, so a gay man saying this to him, knowing he is straight is rude. And what straight man wants a gay man calling them sexy? Please! Most wouldn't have been as kind as Prince...

And we don't know how Herb said it, or what he did when he said it..whatever it was, it made Prince feel uncomfortable! That doesn't make him homophobic, that just makes him straight and he should be able to go to work without someone making a sexually suggestive remark towards him. Any other workplace, that would fall under the sexual harrassment clause!

Prince's alleged response here seems disproportionate to the alleged comment. Do u think that after 30+ years in the industry he's unable 2 differentiate between the kind of overt sexualisation u allude to in ur comment and a photographer simply 'working' a shoot? This kind of comment is commonplace within hetro-normative culture (just watch any episode of Americas Next Top Model). Ur comment; that this kind of comment is unacceptable in 'any other workplace'; is not valid within this context.

I suspect this is an example of Prince being a tad intolerent which, in my opinion, is at odds with the overt sexualisation of pretty much everything he touched pre-JW (and with which he built a career on). There's no 'rudeness' in Herb Ritt's comment, however, there is in ur's. Please don't contribute 2 this forum with narrow minded bigotry. It's clearly not welcome here.

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Reply #27 posted 09/29/10 12:16pm

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So, AT FIRST, I'm not a homophobe and I'm a girl.

But still, being a 100% tolerant girl, I think that what Prince did, was the only good way of them all.

Because... doesn't that make u feel awkward when a man says to another man any kind of a compliment?

I mean, it's OK, when a guy says to his mate: 'hey, man, ur hair look awesome!' but when it comes to a man who says to another one: 'yeah, u look really sexy', then it's strange. this guy feels stupid, you as an onlooker feel stupid, everyone feels stupid! So don't tell me that Prince made a mistake because he didn't... I'm only surprised that he didn't kick his ass...

Yeah, and that situation shows that Prince is a real man. At least for me. And I like it! smile

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Reply #28 posted 09/29/10 12:19pm

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julia319 said:

So, AT FIRST, I'm not a homophobe and I'm a girl.

But still, being a 100% tolerant girl, I think that what Prince did, was the only good way of them all.

Because... doesn't that make u feel awkward when a man says to another man any kind of a compliment?

I mean, it's OK, when a guy says to his mate: 'hey, man, ur hair look awesome!' but when it comes to a man who says to another one: 'yeah, u look really sexy', then it's strange. this guy feels stupid, you as an onlooker feel stupid, everyone feels stupid! So don't tell me that Prince made a mistake because he didn't... I'm only surprised that he didn't kick his ass...

Yeah, and that situation shows that Prince is a real man. At least for me. And I like it! smile

A "real man"?

It's "strange"?

Everyone feels "stupid"?

Surprised he didn't "kick his ass"?

You are a homophobe. And a right ignorant one at that. Congrats.

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Reply #29 posted 09/29/10 12:22pm

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You are a homophobe. And a right ignorant one at that. Congrats.

yeah, thanks for letting me know.

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