This is another installment in what is apparently becoming my ongoing series about why politicians should avoid making scientific pronouncements. Evo Morales, President of Bolivia, a place formerly only famous as the spot where Butch and Sundance were shot, announced that eating chicken can turn you gay.
It seems his concern is only about chicken infused with female hormones. Although as the president of the Argentina Homosexual Community, Cesar Cigliutti, pointed out, “By following that reasoning, if we put male hormones in a chicken and we make a homosexual eat it he will transform into a heterosexual.” Let’s hope no one in Uganda reads this or they will be injecting all their poultry with testosterone until giant mutant chickens result. I’m thinking they will look a bit like Pro Wrestlers with wings. And the last thing Uganda needs is muscle bound rage infused chickens running around the country bashing gays over the head with folding chairs.
It turns out that the practice of hormone lacing chicken, while still done in some countries, is no longer practiced in the US or Europe. Pfeewww. That’s a relief, because unless Buffalo sauce cuts the effect I’d be dancing in feather boas and assless chaps while singing Carmen by now.
Oh yeah, and not content to stop there, Morales went on to proclaim that Chicken also makes you bald. This man clearly has some deeply rooted poultry issues.