Last week's San Francisco Chronicle excerpted an article from Spin.com where singer Lenny Kravitz reveals that he's been celibate for the last three years as he's decided to save sex for marriage. Kravitz explains: "(It's) just a promise I made until I get married. Where I'm at in life, the women have got to come with something else, not just the body, but the mind and spirit. It usually trips them out, but that's the way it's going to be. I'm looking at the big picture."
The SFGate.com readers were so appalled to read about abstinence being practiced by a grown man, and a celebrity no less, that the site was immediately flooded with nasty comments about the poor guy. Here were some of the more notable ones:
"It's all or nothing with these Hollywood types. Haven't they ever heard of safe sex or birth control? They're either having unprotected sex with everyone they run into, having babies right and left, or going celibate. Well, I guess entertainment is not conducive to moderation." Posted By: voxhumana
"Lenny, you're giving up some prime years there. There's plenty of time to give up sex later..you know...after you get married." Posted By: jalan
"So, celibate is the new code for genital herpes?" Posted By: mcsandwich
These commenters were clearly threatened by Lenny's decision, but it's not like he was preaching to them about how they should live their lives. He was simply explaining how he's chosen to live his.
Does anyone else find it ironic that a publication based out of San Francisco, a city known for its support of alternative lifestyles, would have readers that would be so close-minded and bigoted towards a man who has chosen to live his life differently than they have?