Monday, 16 November 2015

Fun Police Watch: Titus Androgynous

Some have criticized Titus in Kimmy Schmidt for being a gay stereotype. Can we not have an effeminate gay man represented on TV without controversy? 

I know people like Titus. If a person exists, it’s fair game. Titus makes Barbie clothes, for example, and that’s based on an old gay friend of mine who worked as a cater-waiter when he first moved to New York. He was too broke to go out, so he’d literally sit inside and sew Barbie clothes to kill time. I try to base everything in some kind of truth. I don’t worry about what the Internet says. Getting in trouble with the Internet is not real. The Internet is not a force you have to obey.

Is it frustrating when someone’s offended by a joke that comes from a loving place? 

Well, there’s no consideration of context in comedy these days. There’s also a dangerous desire to silence people when they say something you don’t like. If someone has a crazy opinion, I would prefer they let me hear it so that I can disagree and know who I’m dealing with...

Tina Fey Q&A The Advocate.

PS Barbie And Gay Shame.

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