Outrage over #COKEFLOATGATE at Fort Lauderdale gay pride is escalating, with new reaction from event organizers, a statement from sponsor Swiss Navy Lube, and even an official police investigation. Should gay porn star Dallas Reeves be arrested and sent to prison for doing a bump of coke on a float?
At first, officials at Stonewall Summer Pride tried to play the incident off as a prank, writing on their Facebook page:
There is an unfortunate picture doing its rounds on Facebook that suggests models on a float were engaged in drug taking. For all we know, it is just a prank of two guys fooling around to get a rise out of people. Nonetheless, Stonewall Summer Pride takes this seriously and condemns such actions and the suggestion of such actions. The individuals responsible will be banned from future Stonewall Summer Pride events as their actions undermine the integrity and spirit of our community, the company sponsoring the float, and the companies whose float it represented.
Then, another Facebook user commented that Stonewall Summer Pride wasn’t taking #COKEFLOATGATE serious enough, so SSP took a cue from fellow coke float critic Antonio Biaggi and decided to get really fucking pissed. Here’s Stonewall Summer Pride’s responses to the responses, in which they call Dallas Reeves and the unidentified go-go boy “pathetic” and announce that the police are involved:
[P]lease do not misconstrue the post! It is VERY clear that Stonewall Summer Pride takes this seriously, and to repeat, condemns the actions of these two pathetic individuals! Action is being taken, and had the organizers seen what they were doing at the time, they would have been pulled IMMEDIATELY from the parade! The actions of these two people are despicable and have brought shame on the community and event!
The SSP Chair met again with police today to further discuss this situation. The police are doing their own investigation into the matter and will have a resolution shortly! (Let’s hope there is a mug shot to follow too!)
Meanwhile, float sponsor Swiss Navy Lube is pissed, too (via SFGN):
These boys were from a studio and are NOT employees of Swiss Navy. We are taking precautions to make sure this does NOT ever happen again. They were simply asked to pass out out product. I am sorry. We do several 100 events a year and this is a first for us. Again, they were not employees of Swiss Navy, MD Science, New Moon, Matty’s or Roise’s.
As usual, The Sword does NOT take sides in controversial matters like this (#fair&balanced), but I will admit that it is truly inspiring to see so many people, including the Fort Lauderdale police department, making such incredibly good use of their time by getting excited over a Facebook pic of someone holding his hand up to someone else’s nose.
Are you #teamSwissNavy, #teamStonewallPride, #teamDallas, #teamGoGoBoy, #teamAntonioBiaggi, or #teamCOKE?