- Posted June 24, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
A Day Late and a Dollar Short
A member of CNN's iReport community came out denouncing a recent visit by some members of the GLBT to the White House. Not that these GLBT persons visited the White House, but their behavior at the White House.
Those GLBT individuals who displayed such disrespect even posted pictures and made comments of how "out and proud" they were on various social media outlets. Today, the White House finally announced its displeasure with the incident well over a week later.
The White House chided two visitors who posed for photographs in the White House while giving the middle finger to a portrait of former President Ronald Reagan.
The guests visited 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue as part of a reception marking gay pride month and the pictures were later included in a Philadelphia Magazine article.
A White House spokesman said such behavior does not belong at the White House.
“While the White house does not control the conduct of guests at receptions, we certainly expect that all attendees conduct themselves in a respectful manner. Most all do," Shin Inouye, a White House spokesman, said. "These individuals clearly did not. Behavior like this doesn’t belong anywhere, least of all in the White House."
As a gay male I found the behavior of these individuals completely offensive. These individuals are definitely not reprsentative of the GLBT society as a whole. Their boorish behavior sadly paints all GLBT in a bad light.
From the Cornfield, why did it take the White House so long to take these GLBT activists to task over the totally unacceptable behavior?