“How did they get Home Depot to approve this, though?”
Is what this kid, Troy, age 13, come the 00:57 mark in Fine Bros recent Kids React series video, “Kids React to Gay Marriage,” remark with. Not why a boy and another boy. Not eww the Lord doesn’t approve that. Not wow such gay much burning in hell.
“Is that okay?” “Mm-hmm.” “Oh;” “Is that a girl?! *smiles*;” “*lesbian couple kisses* D’AWWWWW.”
None of that “It’s Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve” crap, just a showcasing of pure innocence and pure acceptance of what these children just observed.
Ever since the medium of expression that is the internet, people have been, as a sort of expression, then, expressing their contemporary ideals that proved to be more accepting of the then-seen abonimations of mankind – the LGBT community. What source was this hatred originated from? And why is there a need for such hatred, for such unacceptance to these queer folk, in the first place?
Before, when people have yet to rely on the quickness of iMessage, Skype, or text messaging and communication in general, the culture that was apparent in most societies were conservative. Conservative in a sense that people have yet to cross thresholds that they then deem to be unnecessary to deal with, because of such comfort that probably these people are currently enjoying. What this seemingly harmless conservativeness, and its subtle goal of keeping things the way they are, has failed to take consideration to is the reality of the phrase “you can’t please everybody;” such quote that, in a sense, is saying that when you are in a state of comfort, of such state of keeping and withholding what you deem as true, ideal ideals (ideal ideals, true), you are consequentially regressing some aspects of community that have been long deemed incompatible with how the people and their lifestyles are in the current time. This can be in no particular focus only to the LGBT community, but also to such ancient (or maybe still apparent in our time now?) racial condescension towards those of the “melanin-rich skinned” African-Americans. This latter may have been addressed much earlier than that of the former, yet it must be taken into consideration that such acceptance was harbored by literary media, such as novels (The Help is one, notable novel for this) and more active “rebellion” using the means of media. What could then be in store for the Adams-wanting-to-be-Eves and the Eves-wanting-to-be-Eve’s, now that a more effective, penetrative even, type of media is in store for the society?
Reading that last sentence might be instilling of some sort of fear. But no worries! Unless you’re part of a certain church activist group actively fighting such gay, gay (get it) cause with plaque cards and unproductive street rallies, you’ve got nothing to worry your coconut about. Because yes, people are gay for gays.
It became more apparent that the fact that irrational hatred towards the unfortunate part of our community is, in fact, irrational, and this being more apparent of such a fact is made possible by the accessible medium that is the internet, that is the new media, that is life and society in general, if they came as more accessible in the early times. And who wouldn’t agree to such idea of acceptance for the people who have been deprived of from ever since the era of closed-mindedness has plagued our society?
“Gay is bad for you.” “Why do you think that?” “Cos… I don’t know.”
This kid just emulated most of that part of the society that keeps on playing as if “Hey, waiter, that man beside my table ordered a spaghetti, I don’t accept that. Let’s stop him from ordering the food that he chose himself and that will make him happy cos I don’t agree to spaghettis.”
Because of the new media, it’s easier access and its apparent availability to the people who, before, did not have any possible means to have and do so, they became more accepting as they became more informed. Informed of the fact that these people are people, too, wanting of their own preferences, and are the same people as they do who can uphold their freedom of choosing who they can be happy with.
“But if you really like that person, you should be with that person.”
And these kids know it.
*cue cheesy song* No-nope, no more proposals for now. But yes, more acceptance pls tnx. Four for you, internet Coco. You go, internet Coco.