Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Irony of the Day


On Sunday afternoon at San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum, a security guard told a lesbian couple they couldn't hold hands in the museum.

What were the young women there to see?  An exhibit on Gertrude Stein.

Be still my irony-loving heart.

The guard protecting the exhibit on one of history's best-known lesbians tried to get the two living lesbians out the door, but they refused.

A witness told the San Francisco Chronicle, "The idea that in 2011, in San Francisco, at the Jewish Museum, this guard could be that out of touch was shocking."

Indeed.  I'd even call it an accomplishment of sorts.

The two women met with the museum's security head, who apologized to them.  The museum wants the guard, employed by a private security company, to be reprimanded.

I'd like to know where the guard is going next.  Irony-wise, he could prove to be a valuable commodity.