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Tuesday 14 February 2012

Ignorant Homophobia On 'The View'.

This week, Grey's Anatomy star Sara Ramirez (who plays bisexual surgeon Callie Torres on the show) appeared on TV talk show, The View.

Here is a video of the interview, courtesy of osayumi on YouTube.

Okay, okay, I'm not one to rant and rave about political correctness, especially when it's in referral to a TV show. But when the topic of lesbian sex came up and the dumb, ignorant bitch on the right of Sara said "you must have a big male audience"? That is not okay at all. 

The fact that anyone thinks that lesbian couples should be made the subject of such animalistic voyeurism - by either men or women - is disgraceful. 

Yes, I understand that this is a television show: the characters are not real and the point of a television show is to become a voyeur, so to speak. But when statements such as this one are said in a real-life context, it is obvious that if Sara was a lesbian in real life and she spoke about having sex with her wife, that same ignorant hockey Mom would have made a similar comment.

What's more is that when words such as this are broadcast on day time television, it becomes 'okay' for America's children and indeed other adults to spread and take on such disgusting views.

Nowhere in the history of television would you see this happen when talking about a straight couple. For instance, if Sara was in a straight relationship on Grey's, none of the above hosts would have said "I bet the audience masturbate to your sex scenes a lot", yet that is basically what is being said in this interview about a lesbian couple.

The idea that a lesbian couple are together only for the pleasure of straight male onlookers is possibly the one thing that I encounter day-to-day and can not stand. Why should it be okay for public figures to support this theory?

On a lighter note, my friend Rita would like me to point out that Sara is not actually marrying 'Ryan', but is really marrying her. Ryan is just her code name. *

*this is obviously untrue, but we'll play along.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I know, most annoying thing ever, I told this random guy at Harris Teeter that I had a girlfriend, and he just looked at me as if to say "Can I watch?" Completely humilating.