So, I was watching this week’s Rock of Love Bus, a VH1 show where former Poison frontman Bret Michaels searches for the woman of his dreams, and I noticed something very peculiar. (I know what you’re thinking: “Why were you watching Rock of Love? You’re the worst feminist ever!” but it is a guilty pleasure of mine that’s like crack, and I just can’t stop.) One of the girls, Ashley, is wasted and begins kissing Farrah, one of her best friends on the show. A minute later, Ashley starts drunkenly screaming that she saw some other girl on the show, Beverly, making out with a male drummer. The show then cuts to Beverly kissing said drummer. Then a huge deal is made out of Beverly kissing a man, but no one says a word about the two girls kissing.
I know reality TV makes events play out in minutes and everyone is lubed up with lots of free liquor, but the fact is on the same night of drunken debauchery two of the girls competing for Bret kiss each other, and a different contestant kisses a man and she is the only one who gets shit for it. How can Ashley call out Beverly and say that she was a whore when she was just making out with someone who isn’t Bret as well?
Kissing a girl must not count. Kissing anyone who isn’t the person you are trying to date probably won’t get you very far with them, I’ll give you that, but why the double standard? Why was it okay for Ashley to kiss Farrah, but not for Beverly to kiss a male drummer? The two kisses should be equal. If Beverly is going to be thrown in the fire for kissing a man, then so should Ashley and Farrah for kissing each other.
If you would like to view his clip of Rock of Love Bus, it can be found here.