Reblogged from note-a-bear March 12, 2012 by clownyprincess
Gnarls Barkley in a dress.
Gnarls motherfucking Barkley in a dress.
GNARLS MOTHERFUCKING BARKLEY IN A MOTHERFUCKING DRESS.
The only ‘famous’ men I see in drag on my dash are thin and white. HE IS HOT AS FUCK.
that’s cee lo in the dress y’all but he can werk it
- this isn’t drag
- this is comical, it’s mocking women/femininity/CAMAB people dressing up in ‘womens’ clothing.
- this is not celebrating women or femininity or people who ‘shouldnt’ be wearing dresses doing so.
- is the queer community really so desperate and fucking blind that we think this is affirmation/acceptance?
- really you gotta flex your muscles and prove you’re hard bro?
- I’m so suss of anyone who identifies as male wearing a dress at this point. This is to get publicity, not to make their fans less bigoted (and it’s not Cee-Lo’s job to do that anyway!)
- I love his music but you’re all fools if you think this is anything but mocking.
HERE WE GET TOLD. Thanks ahb. I’m sads.
I need to see some receipts on this being Cee-lo mocking anyone.
So far the only articles I’ve found referencing Cee-lo in dresses are from a photo shoot he did with/for Gnarls Barkley while wearing a wedding dress and it was a whole thing in regards to his commitment to the project.
Considering how generally supportive I’ve seen him be of a range of individuals, I really want to see evidence to the contrary. That is to say, I don’t find it unbelievable that he’s being problematic, but I would find it highly out of character.
Also he’s not flexing shit. Cee-lo is a 300lb Black man (those are his words). He may be bulky, but he’s not muscular. That’s just how he usually carries himself (honestly, compare it to other images of him in and out of costume).
Oh, and before I forget, why is it so unbelievable that he would be wearing the dress for non-problematic reasons, say, he finds the dress attractive? Maybe this is me getting bent over nothing, but this seems like yet another call-out for a non-issue wherein a Black man showing any form of non-traditional (read: heteronormative) masculinity, or *gasp* god forbid enjoying a bit of femme drag/presentation is being attacked as homophobic straight out the gate with no receipts to back it up.
Once again, show me the proof this was meant to be mocking or insulting, and not reflective of his own tastes or desires and I’ll retract what I’ve said in support of Cee-lo. But if those receipts don’t show up I’m gonna continue sticking up for him. And Black men in general, who wish to display something outside of the proscribed norms.
(at this point, I have no strong opinion, I just think the discussion is important and want to spread it around)