Yankees Stop Antigay "YMCA" Mob

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  1. leekohler macrumors G5

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    It's getting louder.

    http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2010/10/14/An_End_to_Homophobic_Mob_at_Yankees_Games/
     
  2. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Are you for banning the song all together? Im not sure what your stance is.
     
  3. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    You think there's a place in this world for it? :confused: :eek: :confused:
     
  4. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    You've got to be kidding. You think this is OK? Did you watch the video?

    It's one thing to play devil's advocate form time to time, but for god's sake, this is not one of those times.
     
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    You want it banned from weddings and everywhere?
     
  6. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    WTF are you talking about? You obviously did not read the article or watch the video. That's never been more apparent. I have certainly never heard this at a wedding.
     
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    You don't seem to get it....they're not singing YMCA, they're singing a homophobic parody of it.
     
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    Are we sure the two men they sang it to are gay? The article says they were supporting the opposite team. To be honest, I would kind of expect this rude, abrasive treatment, of anyone, if I showed up at a Yankees home game supporting the other team.
     
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    What sort of weddings do you go to? :eek:
     
  10. MacNut macrumors Core

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    The Yankees said they would stop people from being offensive, not that they would stop the song altogether, so my question is do you want to song itself banned.
     
  11. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    Who cares? What about others around who may be? Or do you think we don;t like baseball?
     
  12. MacNut macrumors Core

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    I read this part of the article,
    The way it sounded was that you want the song itself banned. Maybe I just misunderstood
     
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    Exactly, who cares? Let them present themselves as homophobic idiots, I could care less.

    Where the ****** did you get that from, where was it even implied? :confused:
     
  14. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Let me ask it simply, do you want the playing of YMCA to be banned from Yankee Stadium?
     
  15. Queso macrumors G4

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    Open and blatant homophobia amongst sports fans is hardly something new. The Yankees have done the right thing and passed on their instructions to the stewards, but I don't think this is part of a rising homophobic tide.
     
  16. MacNut macrumors Core

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    The Yankees will make sure the offensive behavior doesn't happen, Lee from what I gather wants the song itself banned. It looks like the Yankees won't ban the song itself.
     
  17. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    It doesn;t matter if the two guys they sang it to are gay or not,. What about others around who may be gay?

    No one has ever said that? WTF do yo guys get this crap?
     
  18. MacNut macrumors Core

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    I took your thread title as a demand for the Yankees to stop YMCA.

    I guess I just misread what your argument was.
     
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    Idiots. I also find it equally idiotic to "ban" things like this. As offensive as it is, remember, it is my right to offend you. I know, I know, that "right" goes out the window once I step foot into a privately owned stadium (I believe theirs is but I am not sure) so it is up to the Yanks to determine their policies, but I still think it would be better dealt with by a cold shoulder. Think of it this way- Through the exposure of this article, bunches of homophobes now learned a new "song."

    Besides, this song was not being directed towards gays AFAIK, it was being directed towards opposing teams fans, which are typically going to be the subject of innapropriate harassment anyways. If not a song at the expense of gays, it will be at the expense of retarded people, the blind, etc...

    Besides, I don't think anyone was particularly entertained, other than the idiots doing the "singing." I'm surprised they didn't get beer thrown on them or something.

    I know that people like that would not be walking out of the Twins Field with ease, probably limping out or getting stretchered out by EMT ;)
     
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    Non-issue because they obviously weren't the ones the parody was target at.

    They'd just be looking for trouble/ attention if they tried to create an issue out of it.
     
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    And that's why everyone else hates the Yankees, because of their classless fans. No where else you go, save for maybe Philly, will a fan of the opposite team get that sort of treatment.
     
  22. 184550 Guest

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    Exactly, a ball game is not a public event, it's a private event. I'm not about to go into a Gay bar and ask them to tone it down

    So don't go to the ball game/ event. Simple solution, problem solved.
     
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    Give it a rest, Yankee fans are the most passionate in the game who actually know the game.
     
  24. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    To a point. But you'll find many cases where behavior is regulated. For instance, on the bus there's a sign that says you'll be kicked off if you swear, or have any form of pornography. Would you suggest that these rules should be removed and let passengers engage in these banned behaviors? Or does a private enterprise have some say in the behavior that they will allow on their premises.

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  25. MacNut macrumors Core

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    I think it is more about work force rules that have to be followed, if these were employees doing it the penalty would be harsher. Not sure how much you can do to paying customers other than kick them out.
     

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