Opening with homophobia…

A friend of mine went to the Marc Anthony concert in Miami, Florida last night at the AmericanAirlines Arena. She felt horrified and, in her own words, hopeless when the opening act started. The comedian, Joey Vega, started his act with the statement “no faggots accepted here”. She and her husband both stood up and booed but she said they were the only ones, that people were laughing and clapping.

Now I don’t know what to do and quite frankly am not in a state of mind to do anything right now. But if anyone else wants to do something, here’s all the contact information I could find.

AmericanAirlines Arena
601 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132, United States
Contact us

Feedback address for Sony Music (Marc Anthony’s label)

And now my jaw drops. I just found this gem of a quote on the Comedy Hosting website:

Joey [Vega] has combined his comedy with motivational speaking — helping people realize that anything is possible in America. No matter who you are — Latino, Black, white, female, gay, disabled — you can go beyond all obstacles and become successful in America.

Joey takes a lot of pride in knowing that he can make a difference in people’s futures. People leave his shows not only laughing, but also feeling good about themselves and their future.

Comedy Hosting

Joey Vega’s Twitter account


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