I watch Days Of Our Lives, for some reason. It
has characters who are gay. I am not complaining
about them, but I am complaining about the fans of the
show making silly comments. I am not talking
about homophobic comments. Luckily, I don't encounter
many of them.
I am talking about the absurd
double standards. Some people thought that Will's
(non) death was gay bashing. I find this ridiculous as
people die all the time on soaps. It is true
that it was a particularly violent death, but other
people said that soaps were going through a violent
time in that era. Would people say it was straight
bashing if it happened to a straight person? Maybe I
like a "Why don't we have straight pride
parades" type of person, but I find the double
Then there's Leo. A person said
that he's a terrible example of a gay person.
Why do gay people have to be examples? It's a soap --
not a public service announcement. I don't
like the way he kisses people without consent. I am not
writing the show, though; I would probably do a much
better job, so NBC, call me!
Claire also kissed
Tripp without consent, and that felt ridiculous.
Leo is a jerk, but some homosexuals are jerks. That's
life. He's a gay soap bitch. There are
aspects of his character that are deeply problematic.
For example, his frequent assaults of people. I would
write him without those aspects. I expect he'll have
a sudden redemption, eventually.
before you criticize gay characters and story lines, ask
yourself if you would make the same criticisms if the
characters weren't gay.
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