The managing editor of the gay newspaper “The Washington Blade” is calling for a boycott of “Hairspray” because Johnny Trav’s galactic religion for closet cases is anti-gay. Who gives a shit? I’d rather be gay than full-out crazy! Does ANYONE take Scientology seriously? These people won’t let their autistic kids receive help and believe that their space deity lives in a volcano. I’d sooner have Squeaky Fromme as my friggin’ therapist.
“Travolta, a prominent Scientologist, has no business reprising an iconic gay role, given his [religion's] stance on gay issues,” notes Kevin Naff, managing editor of the gay-oriented Washington Blade. “It’s well known that Scientology rejects gays and lesbians as members and even operates reparative therapy clinics to ‘cure’ homosexuality.”
Judging by that pic of Travolta tongue-lashing that guy on the runway, I’m guessing the “reparative therapy” didn’t take.