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Sunday 10 September 2006

Homophobia and the Daily Mail

This story has it all. The Daily Mail gets to assist in spreading the dirt about a Hollywood actor rumoured to be gay, gets to condemn him for not being 'open' about it, gets to spread speculation that the release of a photograph showing said actor, John Travolta, kissing another man on the lips, will be the kiss of death to his acting career. And one other juicy snippet about Travolta is cheerfully relayed - his adherence to Scientology, about which you can read more here.

Frankly I've never much cared for Travolta as an actor, but can't the man be judged on his ability in his career, not on whom he chooses to exchange a kiss with? Is this really so important? The people behind trash tabloids such as the Daily Mail obviously think it is and their far too numerous readers presumably agree.

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