Let me put a disclaimer up front: This post meant no discrimination towards anybody, including any readers who are identified or perceived as from the LGBTQ community. And… I am not gay in real life.
Thanks to Sinar Harian, Malaysians finally have a clear guidance on how to spot a gay man or lesbian lady. Sinar Harian even makes the analysis into a handy list and pocket size so we can carry it around in case we forgot any details. Roughly, below is the list translated from Bahasa Malaysia into plain English.
It says gay men…
- like to wear tight clothes to show off their six packs.
- love attending to gyms with the real intention of looking at people.
- love to have ‘adoptive brothers’.
- adore beards, moustaches and branded clothes.
It says lesbian women…
- hate men and enjoy belittling them.
- love to spend time by themselves.
- easily jealous.
- enjoy hugging one other and holding hands.
Like to wear tight clothes to show off their six packs.
Please enlighten me on the relationship between clothes tightness and sexuality, Sinar Harian. How can wearing tight clothes will be able to show off the six packs? It’s by NOT wearing any tops that we will be able to show off the six packs! By the way, realistically humans have eight packs. In fact, I personally have a few acquaintances who prefer tight shirts to show off their musculature, but none at all are homosexuals! However, tight clothes especially tight underwear are no good for the procreation of Homo sapiens. Long live the shirtless me (most of the time at home) who loves showing off my dad bod to the neighbourhood.
Love attending to gyms with the real intention of looking at people.
I do not think this is referring to gay men, but more aptly to lazy bums or creepy perverts. That must be some weird people who love the smell of sweat and in need of better purpose of life. If somebody is watching you, you should beware and alert the authority.
On the flip side, possibly the described people are experts in anatomy and physiology, human locomotion or best still anthropology. Maybe they are researching and finding inspirations for their next historical paintings, just like Leonardo da Vinci, except they are less creepy.
Love to have ‘adoptive brothers’.
To be honest, I do not quite get the meaning behind this criteria. Is Sinar Harian referring to the designation of “Bro“? Is being friendly a criteria for being gay? In this case, I am the furthest from being gay then. I am one of the coldest persons you would ever know, Bro.
Adore beards, moustaches and branded clothes.
I am laughing like a mad man when I read this. Is Sinar Harian telling us that some notorious terrorists are actually gay? Or Sinar Harian is trying some subtle attacks on certain personnel? Who doesn’t like branded clothes if given the wealth to sustain the hobby? Be careful fashion icons, somebody might hunt you down armed with the above list.
Hate men and enjoy belittling them.
Why do you need to be a lesbian to hate men? There must be some valid reasons, for example some traumatic events that trigger the hatred. No, I do not endorse both misandry (hatred towards male) and misogyny (hatred towards female). It is not OK for either sex to look down on the other sex. Read this: Why do people enjoy judging and putting down or belittling other people.
Men, shall we give ample love to our women to prevent them of being labelled as ‘lesbians‘?
Love to spend time by themselves.
Oh come on Sinar Harian, how is this a trait of lesbians? I enjoy being a lone gunner, simply because I am an introvert and think clearer alone. Everybody deserves a bit of “me time” for the sake of health well-being.
Oh Jesus, seriously? How can you link a general personality to sexuality? Does jealousy towards others’ achievements not motivating you to push beyond your limits but make you a lesbian?
Enjoy hugging one other and holding hands.
This couldn’t look more inappropriate especially during Valentine’s season. Hugging is one of the basic communicative body language, and its healing power is too significant to ignore. Same goes with hands holding. The sensitive finger tips is an effective God’s creation in channeling affection. You do not want to end up like Trump, don’t you? First Lady avoids Donald Trump.
I am very angry at Sinar Harian. Being one of the leading newspaper in Malaysia, Sinar Harian is spreading misleading and outrageous ‘guidelines‘ for the readership of people who trusted printed media. While Malaysia is supposed to be an inclusive country, it is getting more and more discriminatory thanks to people who are trying to force their skewed and vile perceptions into the mind of the naive. I can never gauge the influence of such evil article.
Call for Action
My dear readers, especially Malaysians, please educate yourself and treat other Malaysians as your own brothers and sisters. I have boycotted Sinar Harian for a long time (since 2006), and I would beg you to do so.