Yankees fans taunt Red Sox fans with homophobic chant

Trigger warning: This video contains footage of homophobic bullying and will make you dislike Yankees fans even more than you might already.

From Sociological Images, here is video footage of Yankees fans taunting Red Sox fans with a homophobic chant, ironically (unintentional, I’m sure) set to the tune of “YMCA” by the Village People. The new lyrics went a little something like this:

Why are you gay!
I saw you suckin’ it, D-I-C-K.
They have every size, you’re about to enjoy.
You can hang out with all the boys!
Why are you gay!
I saw you suckin’ some D-I-C-K.

Seriously, dudes? You’re sitting with a bunch of men, watching a bunch of other men get sweaty and dirty, getting excited and yelling and hugging your brodudebuds when your team is on top. Sounds like a recipe for a case of insecure masculinity. You know what’ll make you look and feel really manly, though? Calling someone else a faggot. It makes you feel good and it never, ever has negative consequences.


Lisa at Sociological Images puts it beautifully when she concludes:  “This is what it’s like to be a man under patriarchy: moments of inhumanity in which men accept and reproduce hatred against others and moments of victimization when other men aim that hatred at you.”

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Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia. She joined the Feministing team in 2009. Her writing about politics and popular culture has been published in The Atlantic, The Guardian, New York magazine, Reuters, The LA Times and many other outlets in the US, Australia, UK, and France. She makes regular appearances on radio and television in the US and Australia. She has an AB in Sociology from Princeton University and a PhD in Arts and Media from the University of New South Wales. Her academic work focuses on Hollywood romantic comedies; her doctoral thesis was about how the genre depicts gender, sex, and power, and grew out of a series she wrote for Feministing, the Feministing Rom Com Review. Chloe is a Senior Facilitator at The OpEd Project and a Senior Advisor to The Harry Potter Alliance. You can read more of her writing at chloesangyal.com

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