Monday, February 21, 2005
Metrosexual, it was the big term of last year. The world reeled in horror when men started wearing makeup, streaking their hair with highlights, and going to spas. Learning style, art and fashion from homosexual men, these metrosexuals are glorified in television shows such as “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy”. Now there is a growing movement against these men.
Metrosexuals are glorified in television shows such as “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy”
Flint Rockhard is a metrosexual hater. He is a striking figure, six feet tall with a buzz cut and a weather hardened face, wearing a denim shirt and chain smoking camel cigarettes with the filters torn off. Flint has suffered for his beliefs. He has had to learn to cut his own hair, he has changed his name, he has removed all the comfortable clothes from his wardrobe, and he has had plastic surgery to roughen his face.
Flint leads the group Heterosexuals Against Metrosexuals (HAM). “We reject anyone that uses more than three hair products and actually calls them products,” Flint says. A meeting of HAM makes a meeting of a steelworker’s union look like a senior prom.
“We reject anyone that uses more than three hair products and actually calls them products”
But there are others that are against the Metrosexual movement. Andrew Demeyer is a homosexual man who does not appreciate the metrosexual movement copying homosexual style. “I can understand why they would want to be fabulous, but I don’t know why they have to look like us,” Demeyer said. Demeyer also has a much more practical reason for disliking the metrosexual movement. “Not all of us have this magic ‘gaydar’. The last ten men I have tried to take home have been straight.” Demeyer’s group Homosexuals Against Metrosexuals (HAM) plans to file a complaint with the ACLU.
Others say that the meterosexual movement should be left alone. They say that if these men are left to their own devices they will soon loose interest in fashion and hairstyles, and the metrosexual will go the way of bell bottoms.
Adrian Chevelle, Arts & Leisure