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Zimbabwean pulls out of Mr Gay World 2012

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  1. It’s a good thing he has pulled out of this competition.

    Mr Gay World is a joke of an event – a truly pathetic rip-off of Miss World and Miss Universe – 2 pageants that long ago lost all their credibility due to the way they reduce women to brainless lumps of meat.

    Mr Gay World is a similar style competition.

    It is not worth it for a Zimbabwean to enter this travesty of a competition.

    All he would be doing is endangering his own life when he returns his hellhole homeland of Zimbabwe. And it’s not even like entering will improve the lives or political situations for anyone.

    Mr Gay World is a suppurating boil on the arse of the gay world.

  2. Brendi-Chops 27 Feb 2012, 10:48am

    Jaysus, poor oul David is on the rag this morning….

    1. Are you watching the swimwear section or something?

    2. Trish Kirby 27 Feb 2012, 1:02pm

      I find that very offensive.

  3. Paddyswurds 27 Feb 2012, 11:54am

    @dAVID….
    ….I do agree that these pageants are a disgrace to civilised countries much in the same way that pugilism is barbaric to civilised people.
    Mind you, I did think at the time this story first appeared on PN, that it was unwise to be broadcasting it given the Bronze age attitudes to GLB rights in most African countries. Soonest that the rest of the so called contestants see the “light” and pull out the better. These sort of travesties are usually staged by down market drinking establishments in a cynical attempt to increase revenues in a very depressed economy when people can buy booze for a third of the cost in multinational supermarkets or even the local “offy”…….

  4. Large Rodent 27 Feb 2012, 11:58am

    I would vote for him anytime !

  5. As much as I am not keen on beauty pagents of any kind, I do think there is something to be said about an Ethiopian, Namibian and Zimbabwean man having got so far in the competition with the courage to stand up and be counted as gay in Africa. That should be congratulated.

  6. Mr Gay World is a suppurating boil on the arse of the gay world.

    You’re getting a little carried away, aren’t you? It’s a contest participated in by and for gay men, run – as far as I know – by gay men. In that respect it’s not like Miss World or Miss Universe at all. I think there are many other things much more deserving of such a spirited denunciation.

  7. @ David, change your meds, the combo you’re on now means you’re taking way too many bitch pills.

  8. well done man

  9. Of the competition’s aims, organisers add:

    “The delegate chosen to represent his peers on a global stage will not only have the inner beauty of confidence, self assurance, charisma and natural leadership abilities but he will also take care in his outward appearance. He will also have knowledge of LGBTI general history and recent news.”

    On the other hand, Zimbabwe is in the final stages of drawing up a new constitution, and in advance of the publication of the final draft, President Robert Mugabe said he would reject any incorporation of homosexual rights.

    Homosexuality is presently illegal in Zimbabwe – as in 37 other African countries – and Taurai Zhanje’s claim to represent the country could spark a political firestorm.

    All the best for Taurai Zhanje and his family for the future.

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