REAL WORLD’S NORMAN KORPI: GAY ICON TO INVENTOR

If you happened to be alive in 1992 and watching THE FIRST DOCUMENTED REALITY SHOW – MTV’s Real World, then surely you fondly remember Norman Korpi. He was one of a group of seven twenty-somethings who had never met, but were set up to live together in a loft in New York. Their interactions were filmed for 13 eye-popping weeks and – guess what – they were only paid $100 per episode! In case you missed the series, MTV has resurrected the Real World New York on their new channel called MTV Classic. Back to Norman – he WAS the first person to come out as gay on TV, YEARS before anyone else had the courage. (Elton John still claimed to be straight back then.) Gay pioneer Norman was an artist in the 90’s, but now he’s also an inventor and we LOVE his invention: the A/Stand! It’s something EVERYBODY needs! You can check it out on normankorpi.com or Indiegogo.
(Above the real World cast in 1992 – Norman is in front. MTV didn’t take many photos then because they didn’t think the show would be a success. Below, Norman today with the A/Stand.)

http://normankorpi.com/

Posted by Janet on August 18, 2016

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  1. By Latka Gravas
    On August 19, 2016 at

    The first person to tell things to your children and ruin the life

  2. By Kitty
    On August 19, 2016 at

    I’m really sick and tired of the gay agenda being pushed everywhere I look!

  3. By Jaydeen
    On August 19, 2016 at

    He’s become a very handsome man. Gay guys always seem to take good care of themselves unlike the fat slobs str8 become.

  4. By Jake
    On August 19, 2016 at

    Gay agenda? You’re an idiot.

  5. By digit
    On August 19, 2016 at

    a F@ggot lover?

    HOW HORRIBLE LIFE CAN BE!!

  6. By Tooty McPooty
    On August 20, 2016 at

    Well guess what Kitty. We’re sick and tired of the redneck straight trash agenda people like you push. SO WE’RE EVEN!

  7. By Tooty McPooty
    On August 20, 2016 at

    Norman was a handsome lad back in the day. Now he’s an even more handsome silver daddy!

  8. By Walter Cliff
    On August 20, 2016 at

    The invention is kind of cool.

  9. By Jason
    On August 21, 2016 at

    Norman is s legend and an inspiration for a generation of gay men. He is and was a pioneer for gay awareness and gay rights. Shame on you for attacking his next creation. I can personally say he saved my life by his example of strength and courage. You see, I grew up in the same conservstive small town in Michigan that Norman did. He was older than me and I only remember his amazing artwork painted in the lobbies/ restaurants in our town. When I was struggling accepting my homosexuality I came across mtv’s the real world and watched a gay guy on tv for the first time. Norman, your example saved my life! Shame on you haters. Norman, please know that you are an inspiration to millions and sign me up for an A/Stand. I have become a successful ssles rep in NYC and I will be happy to buy anything you sell. Congrats on your new invention.

  10. By Swami
    On August 21, 2016 at

    Korpi looks like he could be Jeremy Piven’s slightly less objectionable older brother.

  11. By Janet
    On August 25, 2016 at

    Jason- Do I sense a business opportunity here? You can reach Norman at normankorpi@gmail.com if you want to talk about the A/Stand!

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