Homo Double Standards and Double Talk
posted by August 25 at 17:36 PMon
Asked why they didn’t mention the fact that Australian diver Matthew Mitcham was gay—and that his boyfriend, the man Mitcham credits with getting him back in the sport after a crippling depression that NBC did mention, was sitting in the stands with his mother—when he pulled off a huge upset and won the gold medal, NBC told AfterElton.com…
“In virtually every case, we don’t discuss an athlete’s sexual orientation.”
Mentioning the spouses, boyfriends, and girlfriends of heterosexual athletes—even discussing a love triangle involving heterosexual athletes—somehow doesn’t equal discussing “an athlete’s sexual orientation.” But mentioning the boyfriend of a male athlete does.
Because, you see, straight people have sex, while gay people have sexual orientations. Please make a note of it.