So I keep having people ask me what I thought of the big three way smooch-fest between Madonna, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera during the MTV Video Music Awards show. Apparently the trio locked lips after performing together onstage. Spears claims the kiss was unrehearsed and that her Mom didn’t have a problem with it. Of the three ladies it appears most of the media attention has been focused on Britney and it’s still the subject of much discussion by the media as well as just about everyone in my office. So I keep being asked what I thought about it. Was I shocked? What does it all mean?
Truth is, I didn’t see it. As a rule I don’t tend to watch award shows as they either bore me to death or I get annoyed with who wins what award so I tend to miss out on antics such as this. I have seen pictures of the kiss, but I can’t say that they’ve shocked me all that much. I mean, it’s two relatively attractive women kissing. Being a healthy, red blooded American male I’ve seen enough pornos in my time that two or more relatively attractive females kissing doesn’t tend to shock me in any real way even if they are big pop culture icons.
Now, if they had ripped off each other’s tops and tried to “get busy” right there on the stage I would probably be a little shocked. I’d also probably be more inclined to start watching award shows. But a sexy kiss between three women known for doing things to attract publicity doesn’t really phase me.
The reaction a lot of people have had to this event doesn’t really surprise me either. It’s not all that far off from the reaction I sometimes get when I wear sandals and reveal that I have painted toenails. There’s still a lot of homophobia in the general population so even the appearance that one might be the slightest bit gay tends to throw people into a tizzy. Grow the fuck up, folks. It’s not the big deal you seem to think it is. We only do it to piss you types off anyway. And what do you know?