Media Apathetic About Glee’s Gay Kiss
The November 9 episode of Glee titled “Never Been Kissed” was quite the show stopper – unless you’re the media. The unexpected homosexual kiss between male high school students was nothing short of jaw-dropping, and yet the liberal media were “ho hum” on the controversy.
Glee’s stereotypical jock character Karofsky, who has been bullying the openly gay character Kurt all season, in a moment of passion, planted a kiss on Kurt in last night’s episode. Kurt, played by actor Chris Colfer has been heralded as nothing short of a superhero for his sensitive portrayal of the difficult high school experience of gay high school students.
The “groundbreaking” musical comedy-drama has never shied away from debate, as it has aired episodes featuring teen pregnancy, oral sex, and high school students discovering their sexual identity, among other hot topics. But it’s curious that the media would simply report the gay kiss as merely “the other kiss that made news was the same sex smooch,” wrote CBS.
Hitfix.com’s Ryan McGee wrote for NBC's Today Show entertainment site that the kissing episode was simply “confusing” calling the episode a “combination of wish fulfillment coupled with audience punishment.”