Fix your gay son with Karate lessons!

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  1. Makalakumu

    Makalakumu Gonzo Karate Apocalypse

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    I hope this is fake.

    http://guyism.com/2010/08/new-ad-campaign-says-you-can-fix-your-gay-son-with-karate-lessons.html

    Has anyone in the Miami area spotted these advertisements?

    General thoughts?
     
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    shesulsa Columbia Martial Arts Academy

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    Sad.

    Even sadder? I'll bet it gets some people in the door with their kids.

    I'd watch the instructors like a freakin' HAWK!!
     
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    Surely it must be a hoax. The idea is sad really to think that Karate could be advertised in a way that makes people think homosexuality is a curable disease.

    I'm not sure what other country's views on the topic are but what people choose with their sexuality is their own thing. Doesn't really need treating. This sounds very backwards. Whilst their are still groups of people against the idea here in Australia I think it is much more accepted then in the past and as a whole it is just an accepted option.

    Now if they were advertising training to people whom can't hold jobs and have a general lack of motivation towards life and improving there quality of life. Then this would be a much better purpose for this advertisement.

    Luke
     
  4. Makalakumu

    Makalakumu Gonzo Karate Apocalypse

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    My intuition says its a hoax. However, I've found that every once in a while, my cynical instinct come back to prove me wrong. It's funny in a dark satirical Coen brothers sort of way. This is so stupid it has to be fake or parts of peoples spirit will have to commit seppuku for fallen humanity.
     
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    EDIT: The ad agency has said in a Miami news outlet that the school did not have anything to do with the ads.

    http://cbs4.com/local/Queer.Ad.Karate.2.1859607.html

    Oddly enough, the ad agency's theme is "Erasing Stereotypes" (they are a Hispanic-owned firm).
     
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    If the kid is gay, then the add should read, "Make your son, into a Bad *** gay" LOL
    Sean
     
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    I recognize the worthlessness of a post with nothing but a smiley in it, but after reading what you typed above ....

    :lfao:

    :highfive:
     
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    Any classes being offered to fix the f-ed up parents and Sensei?
     
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    I hope the classes turn out to be FABULOUS!
     
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    Given that there is no text on the poster, how do we know that this was the correct meaning behind the ad?

    One possible meaning: "fix your gay son with karate",
    Another: "if this is the sort of thing your son likes, he might need karate".

    One of these positions is judgemental. The other is realistic.
     
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    I agree with a comment someone made on the website, this isn't anything to do with being gay at all, this is to do with transvestism. There's no indication that the boy in the posters is even thinking about other boys, no sign he's gay. He has bad taste in lipstick that's all, shoes are cool though.
     
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    If you think the shoes are great, wait til you see the uniforms! ;)
     
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    Yeah martial arts will fix that gayness...hanging about with a whole lotta guys and grappling about with them. I know whenever I feel too gay I like to manly myself up by stripping half naked and wrestling with sweaty men in BJJ...makes my voice deeper just thinking about it!
     
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    BJJ... its the gayest sport ever. LOL can someone link that clip? Thanx
    Sean
     
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    No, it's only gay if you make eye contact!
    [​IMG]
     
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    please do, havent seen that one

    lol yep true true
     
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    I'm sure you could just type that phrase on youtube.
    Sean
     

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