Donald Trump In “Gay Voice” [VIDEO]

Last year the documentary Do I Sound Gay? generated quite a bit of discussion here. Today JMG reader James points us to the below clip in which Donald Trump’s voice is replaced by a stereotypically gay voiceover. On its surface most might find the clip amusing but there’s a lot to unpack here, not the least of which is that mocking someone by making them sound gay could be construed as inherently homophobic. Or maybe it’s just silly. Listen and weigh in.

  • JaniceInToronto

    Offensive and funny as hell.

    • j.martindale

      I’ll go with the offensive part.

      • JaniceInToronto

        The part where he mocks Mexicans? /s

        • William

          Ahh-nold is Mexican?

      • medaka

        Not offensive at all. I have students who talk this way. Some people just do.

        • Jeffg166

          Agree, a lot of gay men do sound like that. I sound like that when I listen to a recording of myself.

          • medaka

            Yeah, the dissing of “sounding gay” pisses me off no end….

          • j.martindale

            Then where is the humor? The whole object is to make him ridiculous (as in “ridicule”) if he is “gay sounding.” The voice in and of itself is, to me, totally inoffensive.

    • swimboy

      I’ll go for the funny as hell part! Now we need to hear Trump’s voice talk about the Honey Badger. πŸ˜‰

      • Piercedchrlz

        uh, wha…..

  • Michael Rush
  • Lakeview Bob

    I am not amused.

  • Paige Turner

    Mmmm. Not sure about this. Don’t think it helps us too much.

  • Prion

    • William

      Dumbfucks for Trump!

  • Prion

    ..,

    • JCF

      Needs “Sig Heil” salute.

  • Capritaur

    I wish it were as innocuous as a mildly entertaining drag routine.

  • Prion

    .,.

    • b

      They did. They formed that fat boy brat.

  • Duh-David

    Mimicking a specific person’s voice with love and affection — cute. Mocking an entire people, in order to denigrate them — heinous. Trying to show the devil incarnate as unfit for the highest office in the land — priceless.

    • SoCalVet

      so much comedy does this. I ran a couple shows outta town for the anti-gay humor…I’m not kidding. I’ve taken on NBC-Universal by myself and affected change through their HR department in specific shows. Yes, you can do it yourself.

      • Jimmie Z

        Have I told you lately? I LOVE YOU! πŸ’˜

      • Maggie 4NoH8

        That’s what the 1 Million Moms keep saying too.

  • Prion

    .,,

    • Jeffg166

      Life is so unfair.

      • Blackfork

        It’s only unfair if you can’t fight back in any way whatsoever.

  • medaka

    Genius. The sibilant S is a beautiful thing.

  • David Gervais

    I made it 40 seconds before I quit. The person who produced it had made their point, whatever it is; the rest seems either superfluous or else just mean and unfunny.

    • HKDaniel

      I made it to 42, at which point I checked how long it ran and was unwilling to put up with it for 2 more minutes.
      Not amusing.

  • That Barbie doll truly is made of plastic – so fantastic – never spastic. No facial expression whatsoever.

  • geoffalnutt

    Until very recently villains/loons on TV and in film had often been depicted as “gay” – it was nearly a prerequisite. Enough!!! It’s an ugly stereotype…and not at all interesting/funny…or based in reality.

  • Brian in Valdosta

    Actually, that was pretty hysterical.
    I think that it underscores just what a histrionic, melodramatic and yes, flamboyant character this Trump is. He just does it in a different voice.

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    as repulsive as I found this, he certainly sounds better with the gay voice.

    • Miji

      Yes, he seemed smarter and less threatening because the crazy just seemed like sass. I think he might do better with the hay voice

  • Bernie

    “Heavens to Murgatroyd!”, β€œExit, stage left!”

    • William

      Now that is a Gay voice.

  • lenvus

    Listening to that … at least the 50 seconds I could manage, because Trump pisses me off beyond measure, made me think of two points, the second worse than the first: (1) The “gay voice” is simply that — a manner of speaking. I’ve met many people who speak using that affection, gay, straight, bisexual, and it is in and of itself unrelated to the person one is sexually attracted to. (2) I am terrified that Trump will use this ad to claim the LGBT community has embraced him as one of his own, his favorite, etc.

  • dcurlee

    Puke

  • Not sure I see the point of this.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    LOL I have mixed feelings about this……so I will just laugh.

  • Vatican Lokey

    It does its job; makes the point that Trump is a loon. As an actor I teach my students that using a different voice and different inflections not only grows their character but offers a different viewpoint on the script. And I believe it is high time that everyone understand that you can mimic without being dismissive. Granted, imitation is the severest form of flattery. But when we get so bent out of shape over imitation, we lose the ability to laugh at ourselves. Necessary for getting past the “attack mentality” that holds everyone back from growing into responsible, well-adjusted people.

  • marycigarettes

    i think it’s as camp as a bottle of chips..really really funny…but what’s interesting is how the voiceover uncovers how old school gay trumps style was all along…very liberace…very palm springs barry manilow

  • Macbill

    I love it.

  • Sam_Handwich

    The Handwich campaign can neither confirm nor deny amusement or outrage.

    • Silver Badger

      Has Jalapeno rejoined us?

    • pickypecker

      ..

    • pickypecker

  • canoebum

    As much as I despise The Donald, I have to admire the performance art aspect of the creator of this video. I know nothing of who created it or their motives, but it was at least amusing. I’ve always gotten a kick out of a sassy gay voice.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWATBOQCUqM

    • Michael Alden

      Um Christopher Meloni is hot in that, I like sassy gay voice too especially when it had deep tones like in this clip above.

      • Strepsi

        Christopher Meloni is hot in everything. And hotter in nothing.

  • Jake

    He really is a power bottom

  • bryan

    Trump is an overblown caricature in his own voice. Nothing needs to be added.

    • CanuckDon

      I’d be much more offended if someone said I sounded Trump.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    That was awesome. I enjoyed that one as much as I did Cockney Trump. I hope they continue this little project with other accents.

  • abqdan

    In part, it’s about community. The gay community can make fun of itself. Drag queens can make fun of us. The general population, not so much. And perpetuating the myth that there is a ‘gay voice’ – meaning a stereotypically feminized one – is abhorent. Yes, some gay men have voices like that – others have basso profundo voices – and anything in between. Stereotyping doesn’t ever help us.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    To everyone with their panties in a wad, this has been an on going project for this guy. You all loved Cockney Trump very much. I hope he continues making these childish, entertaining videos about this buffoon. Peter Serafinowicz is a comedian and voice artist. This is what he does.

    He has more of these videos. Go get a cup of coffee, watch something like “Racist Trump” and have a laugh at Trump’s expense.
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi38HMIvRpGgMJ0Tlm1WYdw/videos

    Sophisticated Trump is fun too
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUGT30gGtiI

    • Jimmie Z

      OK! ha ha hahahahahahahah

    • ChrisInKansas

      This is Peter Serafinowicz’s work? I love an obscure Radio 4 show called the 99p Challenge, where he was a regular panelist. Very smart and funny.

      Ok, the Sophisticated Trump was better than the Gay one.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      EXACTLY! Take it for the satire it is and leave it at that.

    • teno

      The other end of this particular spectrum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTjSkO4WO_k

    • Todd Allis

      It seems like you change anything about Trump, and he sounds just slightly less horrible.

    • CottonBlimp

      Joe shoulda just said it was Peter Serafinowicz, I love that guy.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcmXCXqI7Ew

  • rusty57

    “…it’s viciousssss.”

    Yes it is.

  • ChrisInKansas

    I don’t get the point. The voice was a touch gay but not flaming stereotypically gay. If it was done with a bit more *flair*, I might have laughed once. Maybe.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    He sounds like Corky St. Clair from “Waiting for Guffman”.

    I love how confounded Melania looks.

  • Natty Enquirer

    Hasn’t anyone noticed that Trump already sounds a teensy bit fey?

  • Octavio

    I don’t get it.

  • GanymedeRenard

    Disturbing. On so many levels.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Well, that was interesting, sounded a little like my husbotter, though his voice is a bit deeper. As for the whole it’s homophobic thing, m’eh, I take it as the joke it is meant to be and will leave it at that. Unlike some in this world, I don’t preoccupy my time looking for offense at every opportunity. Disturbing? yes. Offensive? not in the grand scheme of things.

  • JVB

    They should have done it in a Valley Girl voice. The voice they used reminded me of Sean Hayes on Will & Grace.

  • johnnybc

    Eh, who cares?
    Trump’s an asshole, and some people “sound” gay.

    But ultimately, Trump’s an asshole

  • rabbit_ears

    They should have done Liberace, Charles Nelson Reilly or Paul Lynde’s voice.

  • Yes, it’s probably homophobic. And yes, it IS funny. I kept wanting it to go a little more Paul Lynde. Love the octave drops.

  • another_steve

    Ohmigod…

    I sound just like that.

  • Michael Alden

    Well I giggled a bit, the thought of Trump being a closet-case a la Marcus Bachmann made me snicker. It reminded me of that other Trump video posted on JMG where a British comedian made him sound like an English gangster a while back.

  • scorpiomike

    I have 2 points. First is one I have made in the past that nobody seems to stick to: each person gets to decide for themselves whether they find something offensive (homophobic) or not. You can disagree with them. But ridiculing someone because they find something offensive and you do not, that is just not logical.

    My second point is, what you find offensive probably depends on your personal experience. As a young person struggling in the world as my identity became clear, I was relentlessly mocked about my voice. As a kid, there is nothing worse than being labeled as “the other”. So, when I hear someone mocked because of their voice, it brings back lots of painful memories.

    So, share your opinion about the video, even discuss why that is your opinion. But don’t belittle someone else for their opinion. It can be quite hurtful to someone and really is not necessary.

  • Let’s Laugh Sometimes

    So when the folks had Donald talking in a British mobster’s accent, was that Anglophobic? I personally thought it was creative and hilarious, and I feel the same about this clip.

  • Marky

    Annoying. Let’s see a fake female trump.

    • Beagle

      Is a Mae West impersonator available?

  • Lumpy Gaga

    LOLz: “It’s beautiful.”

    (I promise to hate myself in the morning.)

  • YakHerder

    Wait, you’re telling me that wasn’t supposed to be a Ted Cruz voice?!

  • Acronym Jim

    As mentioned below, the guy who did this is a voice artist who has also dubbed Trump with a sophisticated British accent as well as an East Ender accent.

    Now I want to see ones done with a Birmingham accent and a tween Valley Girl with vocal fry accent.

  • studd55

    Liberace. Trump another casino act.

  • pleasebereasonable

    I was hoping for a little more honey badger don’t give a shit.

  • Girrrrl. Needs more snapping.

  • houstonray

    That was hilarious and Trump’s hand gestures just made it even funnier. Nothing homophobic about it at all, pure comedy!

  • kirtanloorii

    I actually kinda like gay Trump so much better.