I finally caught up on all my emails.1 Most of the public comments are those in agreement with me. Well except for that crazy Cajun, Brett.2 However, I got a slew of private emails representing the contrary opinion. Folks, you are welcome to disagree with me anytime. My only request is and has always been that you be respectful. Most of you do that consistently. I never nix contrary opinions just because you disagree. You don’t have to worry about attacks here either. I don’t tolerate that at all. We can all talk w/o resorting to name calling. Well, here on my blog we can. Anyway, I think I replied to everyone’s private email. If I didn’t, so sowwie but the fingers are tired.
I guess in my last post I wasn’t very clear. I don’t expect to put ManHunt out of business. Please. They are a global company. My little drop in the bucket won’t mean much in the grand scale of things. That said, I can’t knowingly support someone who doesn’t support me. I don’t care if it is a "trashy hookup site", as Brett calls it.
And frankly, it isn’t about the money. The guy is making a very profitable living off of gay men. To donate to the McCain campaign is a slap in the face and hypocritical. I also don’t expect him to be some moral compass, whatever the fuck that is. I do expect as someone who makes his living primarily off gay men he won’t support political candidates who consistently vote to keep us 2nd class citizens.
I am proud to say quite a few of my readers have nixed their accounts. I can count at least 30 folks I know first hand who have done so. The scandal hasn’t even hit mainstream media yet. If enough of us make a statement Manhunt will have to deal with it.