YouTube Homophobia

I love YouTube.  It’s the easiest way to waste a few precious hours of each day– aside from hanging out on various “Men for Men” or personal ad websites. 

But over the course of the last year or so of perusing YouTube’s video clips, I have seen homophobia displayed in the comments area.  At first I just brushed it off as the typical ignorance of small-minded individuals, but lately I’ve noticed a marked increased in this type of behavior, and now it’s getting a bit out of hand.  Take, for example, this clip– titled “Homer Goes Gay” from “The Simpsons.” 

Some of the comments that follow this clip include the following:

”That was the best kiss I’ve had tonight!” (Or was it?)
”Homer what are you thinking?”

*gasp* my spices!
hilariousness (^_^) i love it!

I remember I shouted out a really loud “No way!” when that dude kissed Homer. This is a great episode, I like the Pet Shop Boys’ song they use.

Grady: He’s gay, He’s gay, gay, gay, bye! Gay, gay, gay for pay.
Homer: Tennese Williams? But how did he survive in the world of theater?
Grady: Homer, puh-lese! Anyone who’s acted in, produced or even seen a play is gay.
ROFL! LOL! This is awsome!

But then they are followed by comments such as these:

your fuckin sick u bastard

If a guy kissed me like that…i would knock the shit out of him. But, this is a funny episode, lol. Good old simpsons

Yuck! He just kissed Homer >.<

seein two guys kiss meh w/e works for them but a guy trying on me HELL NO sorry but I’m straight I dont mind gays its just that they shouldnt try to be gay towards me if they just hang around they can act gay all they want

It’s yuck always to see a man kiss a man.

Homophobic? Sorry but i don’t support gays i got a girl so that’s why.

being gay is a choice and noone has the power to say its right or wrong. it would be hard being gay and being constantly judged for your sexuality and its not fair 

shut the fuck up. God says it’s bad so it’s FUCKING BAD. 

i hate that gay guy that kisses Homer
Homer is gay in 2 episodes 

i never seen this episode either b4,>< i just got sick from when that fag kisse homer, GROSSE!!. I wanna see the full episode. i love the simpsons 😀

yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy idiots iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii hate gggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg

it’s funny but i don’t like gays… 

hehe typical simpsons ^^ but I don’t like gays too

There are a TON of comments on this video, and quite a few of them support– and some even defend– the gay content of the video.  But these neanderthal views, if they do nothing else, stand as just another reminder that there are still a good number of people out there with an awful lot of hate in their heads.