Kacey Musgraves (and her stupid tour) Does NOT Represent All Gay People
We...all gay people...get so used to straights misrepresenting us in so many ways we often just ignore it and move on. It's just easier. We tell ourselves, "no harm done." Or we tell ourselves, "it's not important." I think it's time we started noticing these things, and it's time we stopped being the clowns and court jesters. For one thing, just referring to us as "the gays" is homophobic.
But lately I'm realizing that it is important. The way this promotion portrays all gay people is NOT right. And Kacey Musgraves and her PR people should be told that it's just not right. And if you have any doubts about that, just replace "gays" with any other minority and see what happens. Can you imagine how racist and wrong it would be to replace "gays" with "blacks?" I would never do it, and I don't think most people would do it. But somehow it's okay for other people to say this about gay people.
I can assure you that I am NOT one of those "gays" who is losing his mind over Kacey Musgraves. I'm thrilled for Leslie Jordan, but that's not my gay opinion.
LGBTQ+ fans are losing their minds on social media. Leslie Jordan commented, "I want to be a groupie on this tour" on Musgraves's initial post. Drag Race star Gigi Goode just commented with three exclamation points and "Gasp". Fans are also reacting on Twitter:
Here's more. This kind of thing always gives straight people such a wrong impression of gay people. Nowadays, something like this is actually a form of homophobia because of the strong stereotypes. And if you don't believe me, just remember there are thousands of young gay boys still in the closet who are terrified to come out because they don't identify this way.