If there's one thing I will never tire of, it's the knee-jerk reactions of the entitled and stupid. From an emotional standpoint, yes, it's absolutely exhausting, but as the foundation for mockery? Perfection.
Consider, if you will, the latest PSA put together by the Disney Channel. I know, not exactly the final bastion of good taste, but at least they have Gravity Falls. Have you ever seen Gravity Falls? Amazing, amazing show. Anyway, Disney created a public service announcement featuring Ben, a teenaged anti-bullying filmmaker. Via The Advocate:
In the spot, a 14-year-old named Ben introduces viewers to his world, which includes “my moms,” with a brief clip of two women, then goes on to tell how he made a film denouncing bullying.
See? That's sweet! Here's a kid who's actually creating art and doing things and trying to make a difference. We have scads of teenagers trying to be reality-TV stars and "Instagram celebrities" (I'm not joking: this is a real thing kids aspire to be), and here's a kid who's, amazingly, creating new things. Good for him.
Except NO! Not good for him! The rightwing Media Research Center knows this is just a ruse so that Disney can lead the charge against traditional families or something. I don't know, I don't speak crazy; I had to run that through a translator.
In a post on the center’s NewsBusters blog, director of media analysis Tim Graham notes a gay blogger’s praise for the spot and asserts that “activists want Disney to lead the way toward ‘LGBT’ acceptance among the grade-school set.”
Mediaite blogger Andrew Kirell takes Graham to task for being so upset about this “teeny tiny snippet of information at 12 seconds into the video.”
Seriously, the PSA gives Ben's lesbian parents a passing mention. That's it. Other than that, it's just a kid who wants to make movies and not bully people. How can you possibly be against something like that? That's like calling a toddler a pussy because they cried when Bambi's mom died. You're the worst.