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Cavi Mike
10-20-2009, 02:09 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drifting_(motorsport)

I'm sure you all remember this article:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/08/world/middleeast/08drift.html?_r=2

Well someone decided to add this to the Wikipedia page saying that drifting is related to homosexuality. I have a Wikipedia account and deleted the reference. If anyone notices it pop back up, shoot me a PM and I'll get rid of it.

Sakesoba
10-20-2009, 07:23 PM
Honestly, I read this and started laughing. But at the same time, it could be true. In the end, it all depends on how the article effects you as an individual. Personally, I'll just laugh it off and let it go. I could understand, someone who might have a 'phobia of homosexuality' may find this offending. Then again, if you know someone who's homosexual or just like to watch America's Best Dance Crew starring 'Vogue Evolution' then you don't have to take it to heart.

"Drifting, which tends to attract poorer, more marginal men, has also been an unlikely nexus between homosexuality, crime and jihadism since it emerged 30 years ago. Homoerotic desire is a constant theme in Saudi songs and poems about drifting, and accomplished drifters are said to have their pick of the prettiest boys among the spectators." - www.nytimes.com

I mean c'mon... it's funny :D. He also called it 'an unlikely nexus'.
I.M.O the insight of the writer depicts such a small/marginal demographic that it's not even a clear depiction of everyone who loves drifting worldwide. And yes, there are people who love drifting that are outside of the realm of Formula D and even D1.

Cavi Mike
10-21-2009, 03:32 PM
I agree the article was funny but it's not fact, just propaganda and shouldn't be somewhere that many people go for information. Someone put it back up but they worded it differently and I'm OK with this current iteration.

blu808
10-21-2009, 03:37 PM
check out


http://www.driftipedia.net