So, my Queer in Popular Culture class is awesome. It looks like it will be really fun and informative.
Only, some of these people will be the death of me.
At the end of class today we had to get into small groups and talk about a pop culture show that is on now, and past examples of queers in pop culture. My small group was all straight girls (who did the thing where they say something like "I'm straight but..." which the teacher had commented on just before). Whatever. That's fine, let's just get onto the discussion.
After discussing some gay characters, one of the girls piped up with how her parents were pretty okay with homosexuality, only they did the "just keep it behind closed doors/where I can't see it" or "being gay is fine, just don't throw it in our faces" thing. We talked a bit about how that is wrong and bothers us.
Then, a moment later when talking about Adam Lambert, the "stimulated blow-job on stage" thing from last year came up. The girls went on to say how "that was a little too much" and how they didn't really like it.
Hahah-whut? You're serious?
"The out cry wasn't because it was gay it was because it was indecent."
"Yeah, if it was a girl doing something like that, the same thing would have happened."
And so on.
Girls, no. NO. What you are saying? It's the same as what you said you didn't like other people doing. I can understand if you don't follow pop culture as much as me, but female and male singers have been doing similar things. They dance "indecently" all the fucking time. Around the same time as the Lambert brouhaha someone, I think it was Pink, did the same thing. No one cared.
It was because it was a gay man, doing that to a guy. You saying that it was wrong because any PDA is kinda icky? Rethink that. Because you've seen other performers do acts like that all the time, you just don't notice it.
And, please, recognize your hypocrisy. Because what you did was just like a person saying "I'm not racist, but I hate Mexicans" (which has happened to me). I don't mind some hypocrisy. We are all hypocrites. But a person should understand that they are. You don't have to change, just at least know.