Internet sensation Antoine Dodson recently posted a statement on Facebook saying that he’s no longer gay. According to a May 3 report by TMZ, he says that he’s “no longer into homosexuality” because he’s now a Hebrew Israelite.
The flamboyant Huntsville, Alabama resident made headlines in 2010 by appearing in a news report about an intruder who tried to assault one of Antoine’s sisters after breaking into their family’s home. Antoine was taped warning everyone in his neighborhood about the attacker by saying, “Well, obviously we have a RAPIST in Lincoln Park. He’s climbin’ in your windows, he’s snatchin’ your people up, tryin’ to rape ‘em. So y’all need to hide your kids, hide your wife, and hide your husband cause they’re rapin’ everybody out here.”
Antoine Dodson’s internet fame actually made him quite a bit of money — he got a portion of the profits from an Autotune The News song dubbed the “Bed Intruder Song.” However, he’s ready to leave his fifteen minutes behind along with all the cash and cars that came with it. Here’s what Antoine wrote on Facebook: “I have to renounce myself, I’m no longer into homosexuality I want a wife and family, I want to multiply and raise and love my family that I create. I could care less about the fame and fortune, I’ve giving all that up to know the true history of the bible. For I am the True Chosen Hebrew Israelite descendant of Judah. And as True Israel I know that there are certain things we just can’t do. And I totally understand that now. I don’t need a Mercedes Benz, I don’t need a big house in Beverly Hills all I need is the Most High and my family (Israel). I have been awaken by the great and so should you. Let’s be delivered from the wickedness of the world and live the way we should. The Most High bless all and have a beautiful evening. Israel wake up and take full power of who you are. I’m ready are you?”
First of all, gay men can “multiply” — just look at Neil Patrick Harris and Elton John. And second of all, Antoine probably wasn’t actually gay to begin with if he really has decided that he’s down with the idea of getting married to a woman — this would make him bisexual. If someone believes that they’re making a choice to be with one sex, then they have to be attracted to both sexes (bisexual) to be making that choice. However, it’s also very possible that Antoine is going to try to live a lie because he believes that he has to because of his new calling. Hopefully his claim that he’s renouncing homosexuality doesn’t hurt the fight for LGBT rights.
TMZ tried to explain what a Hebrew Israelite is by writing, “They are the descendants of the ancient Israelites … but they don’t consider themselves as ‘Jewish.’ They also believe that Satan exists.” Antoine hilariously took this the wrong way — he thought TMZ was trying to say that he now worships Satan. However, the website was merely pointing out the differences between Jewish people and Hebrew Israelites — most Jewish people don’t believe that Satan is a sentient being.
Antoine said in the video, “I have never in my life worshipped Satan. I have never in my life grew up in a Christianity church. Yeah, I was raised in a Catholic home, but I didn’t follow any of that foolishness. I’ve never been a part of a religion. Yeah, I may holla ‘I’m Christian’ and stuff like that, but I was dumb. I was stupid to the fact of my true history.”
In case you’re keeping count, so far Antoine Dodson has managed to offend gay men and LGBT activists, Catholics, Christians in general, and probably quite a few Hebrew Israelites who are horrified that this man has joined their club. He also went on to attack Beyonce, Jay Z, and Will Smith. It will probably only be a matter of time before his latest video gets the autotune treatment.
So since Antoine Dodson is now opposed to fame and money, do you think that he’ll hide himself from the public eye from now on?