DRAG ON: In 1996, Beenie Man appeared on VH1's The RuPaul Show.
All is not well with The Doctor.
In a video message posted on YouTube earlier this week, King of the dancehall, Beenie Man, issued a pitiful plea to the world’s powerful gays and lesbians to spare him their wrath and let his international career flourish. According to Beenie (né Moses Davis) he is no longer homophobic. He has seen the light of the rainbow as clear as day. He is a changed man, and so he deserves forgiveness:
“Let me make this clear and straight. I have nothing against no one. I respect each and every human being, regardless of which race, regardless of which religious belief you have, and regardless of which sexual preference you are, including gays and lesbians.
“Do not fight against me for some songs I did 20 years ago. There is no one in this world [who] is the same as they were 20 years ago. I know I am not. I was a kid and I come from Waterhouse, which is a small community. I never know what the world is like and what the world is all about. But now I know that people live in this world that live their life differently from my life. I still have to respect and love human beings.”
**The International Gay/Lesbian Alliance (IGLA) has since ‘responded’ to Beenie. These are their demands in no particular order. In order to gain their forgiveness, the deejay MUST first
1) sit down for an interview with Ellen
2) agree to appear on a few episodes of RuPaul’s Drag Race
3) become a judge on next season’s Canada’s Next Top Model and
4) subscribe to Out magazine.
Beenie, the ball is in your court.
(**The IGLA doesn't really, really exist.)