Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Bolivia: President Evo Morales says eating chicken might turn men gay

¡Ay dios mio! Bolivian president Evo Morales is warning men to stay away from eating poultry raised in chicken farms. The reason? Morales claims that chicken raised in non-organic farms are often injected with female hormones which, he said, might turn the men who consumed them gay.

The Associated Press says the comments were made today when Morales was addressing thousands of attendees at an environmental conference in Tiquipaya, Bolivia, although they didn't quite translate the full statement.

The AP simply says that Morales claimed that men who ate the chickens might "have problems being men" but, as captured by EFE in the original language, Morales actually said "El pollo que comemos está cargado de hormonas femeninas. Por eso, cuando los hombres comen esos pollos, tienen desviaciones en su ser como hombres"

My translation: "The chicken we eat is full of femenine hormones. That's why, when men eat those chickens, they have deviations in their beings as men" - and we all know what people mean when they say you have deviated from being a man.

And he didn't stop there.  According to EFE, Morales also claimed that chicken and beef treated with hormones was also the cause for the premature development of breasts in some girls; caused premature hair-loss in men (he said that baldness had reached illness proportions in Europe and pointed at his own mane of hair as proof that locals who avoided such foods also kept their hair); and riled against Coca Cola saying that plumbers who ran out of drain opening liquids usually turned to Coca Cola as an alternative.

"Imagine the chemicals in Coca Cola," he said.

And, to finish it all off, he also said that Western medicines might cure a problem but create two new ones.  OMG. My head hurts now. I better get an aspirin or two.



Anonymous said...

I should stop eating chicken.. ja ja ja...

Anonymous said...

He was correct about coca cola!!!! and its known that growth hormone its injected into chickens in the us to give them size. He is not far away from the truth.

Anonymous said...

When I googled this every hit just said The Bolivian president says chicken makes you gay. Let's avoid the real conversation about producers inserting additives and hormones that hurt us for profit and turn it into a joke . Let's also turn the first non corrupt president in Bolivia and arguably Latin America into the devil. Evo stopped the plunder of bolivias natural resources. Bolivians should be proud of their president.

Levon said...

I think the bottom line is that each one of us should realize that eating chicken, or any other animal in general is wrong. If you go this blog entry by PETA, http://blog.petaasiapacific.com/vegetarianism/advertising-students-show-chicken-eaters-the-truth, you would be able to see adds created by two students who were determined to create awareness and use it as an eye opener to all the meat eaters out there.