Tuesday, February 14, 2006


No sooner had we got used to the idea of Yannick Noah no longer being a middle-ranking tennis player but a major French pop star than we've now got to shift our perception again: he's the target of a homopohibc outing campaign in Cameroon.

It's part of a nasty anti-gay buzz running through the trashier end of the media in some African nations:

“Men making love to other men...may be normal in the West, but in Africa, and Cameroon in particular, it is unthinkable,” said Jean-Pierre Amougou Belinga, publisher of the antigay tabloid L’Anecdote.

Although, apparently, Belinga manages to spend quite a lot of time thinking about it. Thinking of those heaving buttocks, and all those naughty penises... thinking, thinking, thinking...