Liam Payne, Phil Robertson & The Homophobia Absurdity
I just read an article that had the headline, “Liam Payne from One Direction Tweets Support for Duck Dynasty, Sets Internet on Fire.” A whole article about people castigating this kid as a bigot and a homophobe for saying:
“@williebosshog huge love to you/your family huge respect for your business prosperities and the family values you still all behold. big fan”
This is the face of homophobia?? Pretty mild, don’t you think? He didn’t even mention homosexuality. They are freaking out because he said “family values.” That could mean anything! What is the assumption here, that gays have no family values? Come on. Or is this actually an attack on family values that has nothing to do with homosexuality? Hmm.
My God, the people in this country. How dare any of you sanctimonious little bastards tell this kid his opinion is wrong! IT’S NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS WHAT ANYONE ELSE THINKS! You don’t have to agree. You are free to disagree! But invalidating and trying to attack someone for an opinion you don’t agree with is fascist bullshit. You do not have the right to tell anybody what to think.
And to those saying kids look up to Liam Payne: He is not responsible for the values your kids grow up with! YOU ARE! Everyone does not have to agree on everything.
I have not stated my opinion on homosexuality thus far because I didn’t think it should matter but I am going to now. I have zero issues with gay people. If you’re gay, be gay and look fabulous every time you do it. Do YOU and don’t worry about anything else. It’s none of my business. I have friends who are gay. I have relatives who are gay. It literally means absolutely nothing to me. I could care less because it means nothing in the grand scheme of things.
I do not expect to hear a bunch of bullshit from anti-gay people over my opinion and I would not give THEM any shit either. It’s an OPINION. Some opinions are hurtful, some are uninformed, some are even hateful but they are all still valid. I’m sorry but we are all just going to have to get over it. People say shit I don’t like every single day. They say shit about women, they say shit about blondes, they say shit about female musicians, they say shit about stay at home mothers, they say shit about rape victims, they say shit about battered women… all of which I am or have been! If I ran around castigating them all, I’d never have time to do anything else! Good Lord, let it go! This hysterical reaction bullshit has got to stop.