Hag Fag By JR Russell 26 March 2011 Glee Kurt Hummel misogyny Rachel Berry In “Blame it on the Alcohol”, Kurt refers to Rachel as a “hag”. They carefully avoid the use of “fag” but are still happy to use “hag”? Really? That was kind of disappointing. AdvertisementShare this:Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related
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It was supposed to be “…expressed about many a hag, about many a fag”? Wow. Although I like the rhyming scheme better, I think it would’ve been better if they hadn’t carefully avoided ‘fag’ but let Mike say ‘tranny’. I could see Kurt saying ‘fag’ though, weirdly enought. Just…stay consistent, Glee. (That’s clearly a big problem for them.)
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Well, the expression is “faghag”, and while they’ve replaced “fag” with “gay”, they still thought it was super awesome to use “hag” which is a pretty obvious slur for women. I’m hoping having a couple of women in the writers’ room might disappear this kind of fuckery.
And thanks for your lovely comments about the blog.
Also, I can imagine both Kurt and Blaine using “fag” on occasion. It’s an in-word, and I can even imagine it in this particular scene because Rachel, as the daughter of two gay men, sort of counts as in-that-word.
Oh. That makes more sense. I’ve heard of ‘fag hag’, although I think ‘fruit fly’ is just as offensive and just as funny.
I totally can see Kurt/Blaine saying ‘fag’. It’s kind of the same rule as black people saying the n-word, right? If you’re not that, then it’s offensive, but if you’re one of the people you’re talking about, it’s okay. I think that’s the (albeit unspoken) rule. All the gay men I know say it like it’s nothing, but I get mad at straight people for saying it. Ah, this world.