This seems to have been the week for pop culture gayness. First, there was Johnny Weir’s response to the homophobic comments that were aimed his way from sportscasters during the Olympics:
Then there was a huge uproar over a lesbian kiss between Olivia and Kathy Griffin’s character on SVU. First the scene was leaked:
Then there was a response:
[Disclaimer: I was one of the people that tweeted the Executive Producer about the comment.]
There seems to be some confusion over why these issues are even worth discussing. They’re just words, right?
Here are some of the things said about Johnny Weir’s performance:
This may not be politically correct…But do you think he lost points due to his costume and his body language?
We should make him pass a gender test at this point.
all the boys who skate will end up like him … It sets a bad example.
They don’t leave anything in the locker room these blokes, do they?
They don’t leave anything in the closet either, do they?
These are some of the things said on the SVU Fans Message Board concerning the scene from SVU being cut:
I thought the scene and remark she was actually a little humorous and not offensive at all. People are so uptight these days.
I’m just scratching my head at this, that people are so upset over a little joke, I mean if she had said it maliciously then I would understand the outrage better.
Honestly, if a show causes people this much stress/anxiety over a scene, maybe it’s time to find a new show?
There was nothing homophobic about the statement itself. I understand that homophobia exists but people need to get out of the mindset of seeing homophobia in every single slight to a gay individual.
The comment to the other cop at the end was not homophobic at all. I took it in reference of yes, the kiss – of course, who wouldn’t wanna get away and never come back(??)
Lemme ask again: They’re just words, right?