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Gingersnap
09-25-2009, 11:52 AM
Matador to Advertise Gay Drink on Cape
Updated: Thursday, 24 Sep 2009, 6:07 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 24 Sep 2009, 6:07 PM EDT

By DANIEL WOOLLS

MADRID - A little-known Spanish matador is breaking with a sacred tradition, agreeing to advertise on his cape while slaying bulls and endorse a soft drink that caters to gays.

Matador Joselito Ortega will be plugging a club-scene energy beverage called Gay Up and have those words embroidered into his cape in large, red cursive letters.

In Spain, matadors are seen by many as the pinnacle of macho, and Ortega's agreeing to endorse a product geared toward gay men is raising eyebrows.

But Ortega sees no incompatibility.

"I am a bullfighter. That is not going to change. I am going to go out into the ring as I have done until now, to risk my life, and the seven goring wounds on my body prove that," he told The AP Wednesday. "If the gay community welcomes me as an image or a symbol, that is fine."

Bullfighting seems kind of gay to me anyway.

My Fox (http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/news/offbeat/dpg_matador_advertises_gay_drink_lwf_20090924_3689 563)

megimoo
09-25-2009, 12:28 PM
Bullfighting seems kind of gay to me anyway.

My Fox (http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/news/offbeat/dpg_matador_advertises_gay_drink_lwf_20090924_3689 563)He should at least wear a tiny camo mini skirt and puce-colored tights ,falsies and carry a gaily swirled pink parasol ?

Gingersnap
09-25-2009, 12:37 PM
He should at least wear a tiny camo mini skirt and puce-colored tights ,falsies and carry a gaily swirled pink parasol ?

I thought they already did all that. :p

megimoo
09-25-2009, 01:04 PM
I thought they already did all that. :p

Not in this one .
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ORxFWJ_4Sg

noonwitch
09-25-2009, 03:36 PM
My uncle Jim took his late wife to Mexico once. My aunt Barb was a really fun person, and she found bullfighting to be disgusting. She said she cheered loudly for the bull during the fight.