I’ve always known that Americans hold a serious double-standard on displays of affection. Straight couples can practically polish each other’s tonsils in public with minimal notice while two men holding hands raises an audible “EWW!” Even knowing this, however, it’s disappointing when something brings the point home dramatically.
I was visiting the Modern Family webpage (important to do when your husband is Fizbo) and looked at the discussion board. Wow. There are at least four threads (Kissing, Too Progressive, Modern Family, and Cam and Mitchell) that complain about the very brief kiss that Cam and Mitchell shared on the first episode of the second season. Lots of comments like “this isn’t an After School Special”, “we know they’re gay, isn’t that enough?”, and “don’t rub our noses in it.” The posters and commenters threaten ABC with drastically reduced ratings if they continue to push the >gasp of horror!< GAY AGENDA.
How sweet of the viewers to tolerate a gay couple on their funny show when the two men are only clowns and eunuchs. God forbid they be treated like every other character in this Modern family. I don’t want the ratings to go down, but if these idiots are going to be offended by human beings in love, they don’t deserve to watch the funniest show on television.
(P.S. – thanks to all the great people who posted reasonable responses in these threads. They kept my faith in humanity from completely eroding.)