I sometimes criticize Mariah Carey in my column. It is easy to; she acts ridiculous, wears awful clothes, acts like she is constantly drunk, and always tries to overstate her record sales by having everybody call her "the biggest selling female artist ever." She may not be the biggest selling female artist ever, but she is one we can't help paying attention to.
Mariah is a diva and gay men love their divas. She has people roll out red carpets for her, she has people hold drinks while she sips them through a straw, and she makes bitter remarks towards fellow pop stars. Her comments about not paying attention to Madonna since she was in Junior High in 1995 were calculated and hilarious. Only a gay diva can be so bitchy.
Now, let's take a look at Mariah's music. "Hero" has to be one of the best gay anthems of all time. Unlike Lady Gaga trying to pander to the gay audience with her 2011 song "Express Yourself," Mariah Carey's 1993 hit touches the heart of any gay man struggling with their sexuality. Keep in mind that Mariah released this song in 1993 when gay people -- for the most part -- were still looked down at by society.
Then, there is the song "Butterfly" from 1997. It is one of the rare songs in which Mariah shows emotion without trying to hit every single note. There is no gay message, but it is more queer than a three dollar bill. The video, which features Mariah running around with horses, is so ridiculously cheesy that a gay man can't help but cheer.
Mariah Carey's 2009 video for "I Want To Know What Love Is" features gay men celebrating their lifestyle. She has also spoken out for gay men at many of her concerts.
What do you think, readers? Is Mariah Carey a true gay icon? Tell us in the Comments section.