Recently a New York comedy group, called Rash Behaviour were invited to perform at the Charleston, S.C. Piccolo Spoleto Arts Festival, when an openly gay member of the company performed as an openly gay character in front of 3,000 people.
Some in the audience were less than welcoming to say the least, putting the group in an interesting position to decide how far they will go to stand up for themselves, for the arts, and for freedom of speech..
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Since: May 07
West Texas, USA
#1 Jun 3, 2008
Only one guy was shown complaining on the tape (wearing a Megadeath t-shirt, no less!!!!).
Then the city attorney tells them they have to issue a public apology or go to jail???
I know they were not there to make a political stand and as they said on video, didn't want to put into jeopardy any future funding for the festival, but maybe this is one of those times where they should have called that city atty's bluff and made a point about free speech.
Apparently there were no vulgarities, nothing obscene and no sexuality (as far as they explained on video), just some guy that did not like the fact that there was a gay character on stage.
Charleston, YOU owe these artist an apology.
#2 Jun 3, 2008
ah yep they do... makes me ashamed to be a southerner
#3 Jun 3, 2008
Ironic, considering that the annual, hugely successful Spoleto Festival USA, of which Piccolo Spoleto is a sideshow, was founded by the *gay* Italian-born, American composer Gian Carlo Menotti.
#4 Jun 3, 2008
Living in the Midwest should make you feel even more ashamed LMAO
#5 Jun 3, 2008
only my server lives in the Midwest and It does not care as long as I pay my bill
#6 Jun 4, 2008
Stupid people do stupid things.
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