And the coming out was in 1979. By Abe Gurko
It really is a shame that Hostess Twinkies could go belly up under after 80 years of bringing toxic plazmosa to American children of all ages. As I looked back at the rich history of this iconic brand, I couldn’t help but notice how gay the brand is when you look at their product assortment.
I have three words for you: Twinkie The Kid.
This mascot is as nelly as you get – and his faux cowboy duds didn’t fool me. In fact, Twinkie the Kid seemed even gayer once the Village People went mainstream (hello, Randy Jones). Suddenly cowboys and Indians were less about guns and fighting and more about, well, tops and bottoms.
And we can’t forget that “twink” became an endearing term for young queens by the late 197os.
And do you remember the “Twinkie defense?” Wikipedia tells us that while it’s not a recognized legal defense, it became a catchall term coined by reporters during their coverage of the trial of defendant Dan White who was accused of killing out San Francisco City Supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone. White’s defense? That he suffered diminished capacity as a result of his depression and his taste for, yep, Twinkies.
Still don’t believe that Twinkie is way gay? Check this out: