So it has hardly been a year since Details magazine got into trouble over their "Asian or gay?" photo feature, protests and all. Now word comes that they seem to be over the hump and willing to give it another try in their September 2005 issue (damn! I bought the magazine for it's homophobia cover story but still didn't crack it open in time to break the news!).
Then again, maybe not? If the magazine was wishing for additional sales due to controversy and perhaps one or two additional protests outside their office, early word seems to indicate that the parody actually works and that it might be embraced by the people they might sought to offend. Time will tell.
All I wanna know: Why did they get the J-Lo line so wrong? ANYONE knows that the song says "Don't be fooled by the rocks that I got..."
[Feature text: Gay or rapper? One comes straight outta Compton, the other just came out last year. Whether you're living the thug life or just rolling with the gang-bangers, busting a cap in somebody's ass doesn't need to be a bad thing. Mount up, regulators - we're about to give the term sucka MC new meaning.
DOG TAGS: "What's your name, sailor?"
WASHBOARD ABS: "Just think of them as speed bumps on your way to my dirty south."
FUR COAT: "Works as bedding on those cold nights with Fat Joe."
DARK DENIM JEANS: "Slung low to make access easier for the Lil' Jons."
SHOWPIECE TATTO: "When you're this hard, you don't mind a little prick."
DIAMOND CROSS: "When fans get down on their knees, they will see the light."
CONSPICUOUS BOXERS: "Only Calvin Klein knows where I pack my nine."
BLING: "Don't be fooled by the rocks I got, deep down I'm still Jenny from the block."
LOOSELY TIED WORK BOOTS: "For those long days working in timber land."
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