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Madonna Man Outs America’s Gay Disco Fear ::

Reported by Tristan Ingram on December 21, 2007

Stuart ‘Jacques Lu Cont’ Price has announced he’s stepping aside from working with Madonna for her next album and, in a fresh interview in Mixmag also poked fun at American conservatism.

“In America, dance music is a different thing; who we think of as big American DJs aren’t big DJs in their own country,” said Stuart, “When I was doing pop records that were dance infused they’d say ‘I don’t know what radio stations will play this’. Their basic philosophy is that dance music is gay music,” he claimed.

Metrosexual guru Mark Simpson also addressed US homophobia this week in an interview with Greek magazine Eleftherotypia in which he suggested ‘to homophobes, the metrosexual is worse than a fag- he’s letting the anti-fag side down.’

“If he identifies as metrosexual then he’s already dissenting from the male convention that any kind of difference is deviance - and that  
deviance is the worst possible thing that could befall a man,” said   
Simpson, “Besides, he’s likely to get flak from both straight and gay people for messing with their gaydar.”

“He’s also inviting the gaze in a way that many, particularly Americans, frequently find disturbing,” the lifestyle specialist added, “Because this kind of male flirtatiousness/tartiness can’t be straightened or gendered out.”

Jacques Lu Cont’s comments appeared almost 30 years after mainstream America first turned against disco in an orgy of campaigns such as Chicago DJ Steve Dahl’s notoriously homophobic ‘Disco Sucks’ campaign.

“Disco music is a disease. I call id disco dystrophy,” Dahl told listeners in 1979 prior to his infamous Disco Demolition rally at which he blew up 20,000 disco records in the middle of a Boston baseball stadium.

“The people victimised by this killer disease walk around like zombies,” he added, “We must do everything possible to stop the spread of this plague.” (Last Night A DJ Saved My Life).

PR consultant John Parikal reportedly told Dahl’s radio bosses that his campaign boosted the DJ’s popularity, after consulting focus groups of 15-25 year old Canadians on what they thought of disco at the time.

“Rock fans disparaging characterization of disco as music for gay people seemed linked to their perception it hasn’t got balls,” he explained, “At the same time they resented it for pressuring them to be sexual.” (Turn The Beat Around- Peter Shapiro)

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 > (Disco Demolition) (Steve Dahl today: blog: Tuesday, December 18, 2007 7:02 PM: ‘Tuned into Channel 7’s Monsters Of The Monday show with Mark Giangreco and Jeff Blanzy. Jim Rose is in Champaign covering the Illini. JR said the Illini will lose in the Rose Bowl. Nice! Ryan Chiaverini is in MN acting like a game show host. I’d rather watch gay porn . . .’) (Steve Dahl sucks)

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