Now before I even get into everything, allow me to just say, I support all races & sexualities – your preference is your preference. If you prefer to be with someone of the same exact sex is you, that’s perfectly fine with me. I have nothing against you or your decision. I too applaud when gay marriage was finally legalized in America – everyone deserves happiness. I’m not against that at all.
Lately, homosexuality has become more apart of television – a big part actually. Last year, season one of Empire became the ice breaker to introduce homosexuality to television in a comfortable manner. Yeah other shows may have talked about it, but it was always an uncomfortable scene with a character trying to accept it. Once again, I’m only speaking of popular television shows right now, not movies. I can think back to Moesha & The Wayans Brothers both having scenes where the main characters were uncomfortable with either a friend/family member being gay or they had to perform a scene with the same sex which they were uncomfortable with.
Then there were television shows where guys dressed up as women such as In Living Color & Martin & would flirt with other men – jokingly, but of course the heterosexual expressed zero interest. But now, there’s no pretending anymore – love of all sexual preference is being televised.
There’s way more reality & TV shows with scenes with two men or two women displaying public & sexual affection. At times, it may be odd for someone who’s not accustom to seeing that kind of affection displayed the way that it is. Being gay was just “legally” accepted not too long ago; therefore a lot of people aren’t very familiar with it being as open as it is today.
And what about the babies? Kids love TV & with it not being as many children programs, family shows & cartoons available, most kids tend to watch shows that their parents watch such as Empire, Love & Hip Hop & etc. I remember a time where the entire family could watch a show together, but nowadays a lot of new shows are displaying homosexuality. I’m sure there are parents who demand that their children turn their heads when sex is being displayed – I damn near had to leave the room during those scenes growing up, but it’s not just about one or two sex scenes that I’m concerned about. What about the two men or two women in a relationship on the show? Yes, parents should definitely have that talk with their kids but wouldn’t we be making their minds wonder?
A lot of you are reading this & saying, they shouldn’t be watching those type of shows anyway – well there’s nothing else on TV to watch & their homework was completed as soon as they came home from school – as a matter of fact, they’re on the honor roll. Kids can watch a little TV. There’s nothing wrong with that. And yes, there’s a lot of things such as violence, drugs & etc. that’s aired on TV that kids shouldn’t watch that they probably do, but normally it’s a message behind it or they see why they shouldn’t do it.
Last night on VH1, Love & Hip Hop aired an additional segment specifically for the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender) community & as I stated, I do not have anything against LGBTs. It was good to see heterosexuals – especially males present & engaging in the conversation. What made me frown upon the discussion is whenever a representative of the LGBT community spoke, everyone listen & showed compassion – which is fine but when the pastor, who wasn’t physically present express his opinion, I felt like he was attacked for feeling the way that he does which was unfair. The pastor had every right to express himself just like everyone else. I do not believe anyone has the right to attack rather it’s verbally or physically for their beliefs & things that they say – rather you like it or not.
This is just me talking ish but if the LGBT wants everyone to accept their lifestyles & beliefs, the LGBT community have to also accept heterosexual’s lifestyle & beliefs as well. I’ll be honest, everyone isn’t going to accept the lifestyle of two men or two women being together – & it’s really not for to them to accept; however, that’s life. There’s a lot of things heterosexuals do that other heterosexuals don’t agree with but it’s not forced on everyone else. It should be the same with the LGBT community.
Hopefully all sexual communities will be able to find a mutual understanding & respect for one another without it being forced. What are your thoughts? Is homosexuality becoming too much for television?