Thursday, 24 January 2013
Once again I write to ask why you give some gay-related stories such prominence, and yet ignore others - this video of some twats being rude to someone they think looks gay - is now a lead item on Radio 4 News.
Are the BBC so clueless that they are completely unaware that incidents like this - where young men are picked on, harassed and bullied and worse for being gay or just "looking gay" - happen a thousand times a day, on every street and every school?
Does it only matter and become news if someone posts it on YouTube?
Or - more obviously - is it only a news story because the bullying macho-acting twats are Muslims?
Far be it for me to say you're a bunch of racist dickheads, but I've blogged about this before, and some idiots said; "They're doing what they did to the Jews in Germany in the 30s."
The demonisation of a group of people by people in power - and endlessly portraying those people as somehow uniquely evil and the sole cause of all our problems - is exactly what the Nazis did to the Jews.
With unhilarious consequences...
So fuck off.
PS Most newspapers went big on this - it's essentially a bit of trivia in the grand scheme of homophobia, but hey! It let them flex their "liberal" credentials. Gays. Yay! Muslims. Boo!