Victoria Jackson and the Kiss Heard Round the World - Page 3
I’ll admit that I’m a total Gleek, and find the immature humor and crazy story lines to be great fun, coupled with some completely infectious takes on pop songs and occasionally real, provocative statements on the life of American teens today. I don’t allow my children to watch the show however; they’re five and six years old. I expect that if I had teenagers, I’d love to watch it with them and openly discuss anything that was uncomfortable, disturbing, or out of line with my values (just as I would with the news). I’m no more concerned about Glee “turning kids gay” than I am worried about Two and a Half Men turning my husband into a moron. Watching the Biggest Loser has hardly turned me into a thin person, right?
At the end of the day, there's an easy solution to “the kiss heard round the world”. If you don’t like that show, or any other, if in your view, it romanticizes things you cannot morally support, if PDA between gay characters (or for that matter other character pairings of which you don’t approve) makes you uncomfortable, turn it off. Change the channel. There’s always plenty of other mind-numbing options available on TV; I think Sarah Palin’s Alaska is available On Demand right now.
Let’s allow Ms. Jackson to go back to her day job of spewing out incoherent nonsense about anyone who doesn’t look or act or think like her, let the Glee kids go have their fun reviving mediocre 80’s tunes, and let the rest of us get back to appreciating the freedoms our society allows.