Duncan Roy Alleges Homophobia Kept Him Off Oprah, Tyra

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Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew has been making the media rounds, as everyone from Conan O’Brien to Oprah Winfrey have attempted to wrap their audiences’ heads around the concept of sex addiction. One cast member/patient absent from the coverage, though, has been openly gay producer/director Ducan Roy, and he says this is no coincidence on his blog. In a post titled “F*** you Oprah,” Duncan writes: “How do I feel about being excluded from Oprah’s Sex Rehab special? You may well ask dear blog readers. I feel PISSED OFF! The producer are [sic] blatantly, rampantly homophobic. The producer’s excuse? They didn’t want to confuse the issue of sex addiction with a gay story. F*** YOU OPRAH!”

Duncan shades in his anger a bit: “Mostly, though, I am seething about the media’s approach to anything gay. Our stories are never integrated hence we are never integrated.” He also says some stuff about the gay and black communities that’s at least beside the point and also potentially problematic. You should read it all, if only to pick his brain.

The thing is, while homophobia is still so socially acceptable that it’s almost always a conceivable explanation for any misdeed against a gay person, really, there are clearly other factors at work. Only three of the eight cast members — Jennie Ketcham, Amber Smith and Phil Varone — appeared on Oprah. Obviously, time and space constraints factor in: the hour is only so long, the stage is only so big. And even if a producer did tell Duncan what he reported (although it seems strange that anyone would contact him to tell him he wouldn’t be appearing on the show, so his information is almost certainly second hand, at least), there’s probably more to the rationale than just blatant discrimination. It’s unfortunate that Duncan feels left out, as his story is particularly fascinating and singular, but at least he gets to tell it via his blog and Sex Rehab, where he is most certainly integrated.

He’s pretty funny, though. In a separate post titled “F*** you Tyra” (see a trend?), he writes: “Oh yeah-f*** you Tyra for not having me on your show-but actually I don’t care, she’s too tabloid – even for an attention hound like me.” Too tabloid for Tyra but not for VH1? LOL!

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  1. Rach says:

    Speaking in generalities is usually detrimental to one’s cause, but he’s right. He should consider himself lucky to have been omitted from the Tyra show, though– each time she does an expose it ends up an hour of sensationalized mockery, doing more to poke fun at the subject than to inspire sympathy.

  2. John Dickson says:

    Ive got to say that this Duncan guy is the reason why normal people look down on these shows. You have a grown man who is so concerned about his “Feelings” and what is fair and what is not. What ever happened to being a man and worrying about reality and not about every little thing in your life thats not “Fair.” You need to shut up and move on with your life because you have no respect as a person from any other man that has to listen to you whine and complain like a little girl about every little thing in your life that is not fair. Every man is judged on his own merit and you are a disgrace to every man in this country who takes care of their familys and teaches their sons to strong young men. I dont know what planet you are on or where you come from but shut up about your need for a gay trainer for you to prance around with because everybody else needs to recognize your homosexuality. Let me break it down for you, this country was built on hard working men who sacrafised blood,sweat,and tears to make sure their familys and children could have a decent life. Not little whiny gay MEN who cry about their feelings and what is FAIR and what is not on national television. Ask the vietnam vets,and the Iraq veterans about fair and who listend to their FEELINGS about their sexuality. Its people like you who compramise what this country is all about. Be a MAN and shut up or you can always go to Mexico, or even better RUSSIA im sure they would love to hear all about poor you and your feelings because poor you is a mistreated little homosexual and people here in THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA dont accomidate your homosexual sex addiction needs… ;(

  3. Someone WhoCares says:

    John #$*!@@*)%&*%)#`+ son…a prince among men (rolling eyes)…

    Ask the Native Americans, African-Americans, and women what this country was founded on…also, I guess education was not a priority for you whilst you were growing up…

    Duncan, I am moved by your story and pray that your recovery is what it needs to be…but thinking in “all or nothing” terms about groups of people is unfair to those of us who are straight but not narrow…

    Who cares about Tyra and Oprah…they’re so five minutes ago!

    Love you, Duncan! Be well…

  4. Someone WhoCares says:

    John #%@+++**~#)@(@^( son…a prince among men (rolling eyes)…

    Ask the Native Americans, African-Americans, and women what this country was founded on…also, I guess education was not a priority for you whilst you were growing up…

    Duncan, I am moved by your story and pray that your recovery is what it needs to be…but thinking in “all or nothing” terms about groups of people is unfair to those of us who are straight but not narrow…

    Who cares about Tyra and Oprah…they’re so five minutes ago!

    Love you, Duncan! Be well…

  5. Duncan Roy says:

    Dear John, God, I got kind of triggered by you berating me. Is that bad? It kinda got me hard. Hard working men sweating over American soil. I bet you are indeed a REAL man John. Nice. I am thinking of you toiling right now.

  6. shan l says:

    As far as Oprah-I think she tends to try to simplify things as much as possible. Makes for better sound bites and to put those ads in between.
    Oh and Duncan-now I have this whole image of Brando
    in an undershirt yelling “Stella!”
    I don’t think he toiled in that film though.
    =)

  7. Shira says:

    The automatic eye-roll and scoffing ‘of course it has nothing to do with homophobia’ is very telling. What, are living in a post-homophobic world now? I must’ve missed that announcement.

    Homophobia doesn’t necessarily mean ‘acting out of ill will’. Of course the producers only could pick three. But why did they choose who they chose?Refusing to try and place individual actions in a greater context is very much a sign of a shallow intellect. Beyond being a personal failing, it can hold real consequences for those belonging to groups outside the mainstream.

  8. Steev says:

    I’m a thousand percent with ya, Duncan. There’s all kinds of bs goin’ on in that place and homophobia is one of the issues. I could not agree MORE with you about that slutty trainer and her WILDLY inappropriate attire. I mean, seriously. Only idiot straight guys think it’s cool have some skinny girl in TIGHTS show up to a Sex Rehab facility. Ridiculous. Nor has anyone but some of the other girls even attempted to get where you’re coming from with yer stuff. I feel yer pain and I get it. You don’t need Oprah or Tyra. That daytime talkshow crap ain’t worth stressin. Do yer work. Stay strong.

    Oh, and Dear John. You’re a total idiot and now the rest of the world knows it. You are the perfect example of ignorance and homophobia. Thanks for the posting. Nice job.

  9. Jessica says:

    John $$^(+$*~(~!`#`%! son has a most appropriate last name.He is an example of what happens when one lets Fox News do one’s own thinking. What a shame.

    But it was still very nice of him to put down his Sarah Palin bestseller and visit us. Hurry back–we might still be able to make a (hu)man out of you still!

  10. roulette spielen says:

    I cannot believe this is true!