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Bullfighter to advertise gay drink on cape

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  1. personally I would NEVER buy anything associated with a vile blood bath.


  2. Sospecho que este torero ‘poco conocido’ de hecho quiere promoverse por cualquier medio, y que un poco de controversia suplirá la necesidad. No creo que debiéramos ser asociados con un ‘deporte’ tan bárbaro.
    I suspect that this ‘little known’ bull-fighter in fact wants to promote himself by any means, and that a little controversy will fit the bill. I don’t think we should be associated with such a barbaric ‘sport’.

  3. Pumpkin Pie 25 Sep 2009, 12:44am

    Agreed. Also, how can such a camp-looking sport be considered so macho? Is this what they call “hard gay”? :)

  4. Following on from this story, The Oxford Hunt today stated that all their foxhounds will wear coats sponsored by Babycham…

  5. Pumpkin Pie – Because machismo is glitzy in Hispanic societies! The volume really has to be turned up to be seen as ‘camp’.

  6. A degrading ‘sport’ for a so called civilised society in 2009. I hope that somebody watching this horrible ‘entertaiment’ will spear him! We dont want or need to be associated with such animal cruelty and abuse. Even if he had the cutest ass or a cock down to his knee-caps, I would never support this vile ‘human’ being.

  7. Pumpkin Pie 26 Sep 2009, 2:43am

    Por supuesto, Riondo! Nadie sabe ser tan fabuloso como nosotros latinos, Riondo!

    God damn my Spanish is rusty. Took forever to write that one sentence. And the weird thing is that I can still understand it practically fluently. Crazy.

  8. Pumpkin Pie 26 Sep 2009, 2:45am

    Hey… My translation disappeared… Here it is again:-
    “Of course, Riondo! Nobody knows how to be as fabulous as us latinos!”

    Also, I didn’t mean to put “Riondo” after every sentence, Riondo. I must have forgotten to delete that, Riondo. I should probably rest my brain, Riondo.

  9. John Rendle 26 Sep 2009, 10:29am

    Absolutely agree with comments about this hideous “sport”. It is no sport when a scared defenceless bull is teased and tormented until it is slaughtered. Like Lee (1), I would never buy or be associated with anything promoted by this idiot

  10. Descuida, Pumpkin Pie – no es para tanto. Tu castellano está muy bien.

  11. Pumpkin Pie 27 Sep 2009, 1:03am

    Thanks! It was my first language back in Peru, but after moving to England at a young age, and having less and less frequent contact with my Peruvian relatives, I just got sloppy and stopped practising. I should take a refresher course some time. I’m sure it’ll all come back.

    Y tu, de donde eres?

  12. Pumpkin Pie – Soy tan anglosajón como el más pintado, pero soy profesor de espanyol (mi sistema no hace tildes, perdona). Me enamoré del idioma hace muchos anyos. Me interestaría visitar El Perú algún día. Los restos incas me interesan especialmente.

  13. As an ex-pat living in Spain I find it interesting that all the comments seem to be about the bullfighting and not about the fact that he is advertising on his cape, which after all is what the story was about.

    Matadors in Spain are national icons, much the same as top class footballers in any number of other countries around the world. Like all sports stars the most well know Matadors make huge sums from sponsorship, and the issue here is the fact that this Matador has chossen to advertise whilst in the ring.

    I choose to live in another mans country, and whether or not I agree with bullfighting, the only people who have the right to decide it should be banned are the Spanish people.

    More to the point I live in Spain and have never heard of this drink. Maybe therefore the advertising is necessary, and the manafacturers have found a good way of getting the name of the product out there.

  14. Personally, I think bull fighting should remain.
    It is a tradition, they use all of the meat, and so on. You all cry cruelty, but I don’t see you working to improve slaughter house conditions either. At least this way, the matador gets gored some too.

    All energy drinks have horror stories as far as I’m concerned. Rock Star is owned by homophobes, yet it sells widely in gay bars I’ve heard… why aren’t you all saying you won’t drink that or approaching anyone about it? (I don’t know if it is sold out of the USA, so Rock Star is an example of a brand I know of at least.)

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