Alright, now … as you can imagine the comments were atrocious. I’m not going to pretend that Shonda and Lee Daniels are the first to bring gay and lesbian characters to primetime (you know there were some but not in the poc category) but since Empire and HTGAWM, specifically, I’ve been seeing a lot of comments saying “they are trying to push the gay agenda.” Let’s talk about this, because some people need to understand how ridiculous they sound.
There’s no such thing as a “gay agenda”. Homosexual people reserve the right to be equally represented in the media as heterosexual people. If anything, these shows are showing that people love differently and are accepting. It is amazing to me that as soon as people start showing homosexual people on primetime television the conversation shifts to how it is “teaching children to be gay”. I grew up watching shows dipicting nothing but straight couples. I can assure you that I didn’t learn anything, at all, about being straight. How is it that only homosexual characters are teaching something? I’ve seen heterosexual people on television, doing everything on primetime television except lay spread eagle butt naked and you’re worried about one scene showing homosexuals ? What are these children learning from heterosexual couple on lifetime where the wife is beat by the husband and stays. Or where the man is raping someone into a gang. What have we learned from that ?
These homosexual characters aren’t doing anything special besides the same exact thing the heterosexual characters have been doing for years. So I am confused on how only homosexual characters are promoting anything different. You see how stupid that sounds? Do you see the double standard here ? I am not staying you have to agree with homosexuality. I’m just saying that you cannot teach someone to prefer something they aren’t programmed to prefer. If your child is programmed to be straight then so be it. If they are programmed to be gay, so be it. But stop acting as if homosexual presence in media will suddenly do anything other that what heterosexual presence has already done. There is a far greater chance your child will be jealous, doing it for the ‘gram and stunting on the ‘gram before they up and decide because of media they will be anything other than what they are intended to be and by that I mean gay or straight.
Media offers you insight to many things. For example, most of the gay characters and scenes you’ve ever seen show the battle between characters and their families and the struggles they face being gay. They are giving you insight and based on that alone that wouldn’t be a life I would choose for myself if I just was willy nilly choosing. Wake up! You sound ignorant as hell. Stop hiding behind your bibles. Stop being scared of the unknown. Not long ago (CURRENTLY) race was an issue. Interracial dating and such. They’ve moved past it and now they want to bash homosexuals. Get a life.
You people are mad at a commercial where a child is being loved and raised by two men, all the while your child doesn’t even have one daddy 😳. Grow up.
Again, you don’t have to agree but at lease keep your ignorant, hypocritical, ridiculous comments to yourself. The more comments I read the more brain cells deteriorate.