Last night marked the 24th annual media awards for GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation). Held at the Marriot Marquis in New York City, the event featured appearances by some of Hollywood’s top LGBT icons and spokespeople.
Madonna, who presented CNN news anchor Anderson Cooper with the Vito Russo award, pretty much stole the show — or at least her controversial outfit did. The 54-year-old diva took to the stage dressed as a boy scout. During her speech, the material girl confessed that she’d always wanted to be a boy scout as a child, but because of her gender, was unable to join the ranks.
“I know how to pitch a tent,” the star reasoned. “I have a very good sense of direction. I can rescue kittens from trees.” Madonna went on to cite her other qualities that would make her a stellar boy scout. Hilariously, she added, “Most importantly, I know how to scout for boys.” Taking the spirit of fun to the next level, Madge praised Anderson with a series of expletives, then planted a wet one smack on the silver fox's lips.
The queen of pop's gender-bending (not to mention drastically age-defying) getup made a memorable impression, but that was not the focus of the evening. The intent of the ceremony was to recognize entertainers and programs that advance the LGBT community. Film director Bret Ratner received honors for Smash, the NBC drama about producing a Broadway show. The Amazing Race was also honored for its last season, wherein a gay couple, goat-farmers Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell, won the $1 million prize.
Were there any shows/entertainers you think deserved recognition that didn’t receive it? And since really we do want to know, what were your thoughts on Madonna’s boy scout uniform?
Source: USA Today