Many apologies to those I´ve been owing a tag for days :(
And then I am going to crawl into my bed and stay there until tomorrow. IDK what´s up with me but I am terribly lethargic.
You’re right, but that’s because there’s not just ONE type of teenage homosexual—even just the ones I know personally have as wide a variety of personalities as, gasp, straight people! Because, like, your personality isn’t defined by your sexuality at all! WHAAAAT? Some of them are like Kurt. Some are like Blaine. Some are like Santana or Brittany. Some are NONE OF THE ABOVE, and that’s fine, because Glee is a fucking TV show, and they’re trying to be supportive of teenage LBGTQIA people, not to define them (keyword is trying, some things they do are obvs problematic but again, TV show, we can’t expect them to be perfect). This argument makes about as much sense as people bitching that Rachel isn’t an accurate representation of the teenage Jewish person. They are also right, because THEY ARE NOT ALL THE SAME. EVERYONE IS UNIQUE SPECIAL SNOWFLAKES, OKAY?
The thing is, I´d probably be perhaps even inclined to agree with the Kurt-thing, if the people hating him would not regularly go through all the gay character, listing how none of them was an accurate portrayal of gay teens. Well, they are not. Because there is no such thing as an accurate portrayal of gay. I know, because I tried to find one when I was younger. I spent years trying to figure out how to be a lesbian before I realized that all I needed to do was simply be myself. Sure, it´s fine to have gay people portrayed more like average people, but it´s Glee. It´s comedy and every single aspect of it is over-exaggerated. How many people do you know who are like Rachel, Sue or Artie? Not all theater kids are like Rachel, not all wheelchair-bound teens are like Artie and not all gay kids are like Kurt. I, personally, am nothing like Santana. Does that mean she´s not allowed to be presented as a lesbian? The series chooses what will work well on screen and what will be entertaining.