In response to pressure from GLAAD, CBS plans on adding some gay characters to its “scripted programs“. Now, I have no objection to this inclusion, indeed, think it’s a good thing, but wonder if the gay characters they introduce will adhere to the stereotypes of gay people as defined by the various gay organizations (you know, activists militating for “equality”) — or will they be as complex and diverse as are real-world gay men a lesbians?
I mean, if they add at least three characters, then one of them (to reflect gay demographics) should be a Republican. Should they introduce such a character, will he be a caricature (as was the gay Republican in a recent movie) or will he be an interesting and independent thinker, regularly exposing the prejudices of his supposedly broad-minded peers?
And while we’re at it, I’m sure conservatives are also underrepresented on CBS shows. I’m sure the Tifanny Network is moving ahead with all deliberate speed to right that wrong.
(H/t: Reader Peter Hughes.)