Can someone, anyone, explain that shit to me? Why are there "people" (they deserve the quotes) throwing acid when what they both deserve is support and respect? Why is this still a fucking thing? Did all gays somehow offend these douchenozzles or was it one particular pickle picker? I mean, there has to be a reason for the intense emotions, right? Nobody hates without cause, do they?
If you're one of those... people... go away. But before you leave, a tip:
There's been a shit ton of support shoveled their way and rightly so. It's no easy thing to come out as not part of the majority sexual orientation - especially in the historically conservative Country genre. Guess Shania's mid-drift baring videos had a bigger impact on acceptable Country fun than we thought.
And it's a good. Eh, mostly.
See, some people (I believe the scientific term is assholic erectis) are crying foul and other nasty things over hearing three tiny words that, in 20-fucking-14, should have zero fucking impact. But they do. And God says this and that and blah blah blah and shit Jesus never said and Hellfire and brimstone and wah wah wah your life is different from mine and God told me to hate you.
Hate without personal cause is a waste of time. Keep it for the ones who earn it by actually being shitty. Leave those who are not inline with dogmatic (ie bigoted) teachings the fuck alone. They never did shit to you.
Back to the rant...
By now, hearing someone's gay should have absolutely no bearing on anything. At. Fucking. All. That fact that either of these boys like boys doesn't change my opinions of them (or even make one form about Ty Herndon (never heard of him, remember?). And as for Billy Gilman, he's the same boy he was before he told everyone. Just so happens that as girls' hearts break, some boys' suddenly feel faith.
"Coming out" shouldn't even have a name. It doesn't make you someone new, though it can allow you to be the real you. Yes, the world still needs this, needs famous faces to say "I'm gay" and show those who still hide out of fear that one day, it will get better. And both of these boys have my respect for standing up in front of the world and admitting something that, for some, can be scary as fucking shit.
And the assholes showed up to no one's surprised. But, as been happening lately, the support was even louder. See, despite what some dinosaurs have to say, it's fucking okay being gay. Or lezzie. Or bi. Or trans. Or... well, I think you get the picture. The voices demanding oppression are slowly fading into oblivion and new ones, ones that don't understand the point of fearing and hating and demonizing differences are rising up.
In large part to brave souls like these, who give others hope that we will get there.
Billy Gilman is gay. Ty Herndon is gay. They're Country singers, in case you didn't know. Don't worry, I'd only ever heard of one of them before yesterday. But anyways, they're gay. And the internet kind of exploded. In a good way. Um, mostly.
Now go be nice to each other. I mean, if the dude's a dick, hate on. But if your only ish is his affinity for dick, get over yourself and try the whole live and let live thing.
And remember: this shit is happening whether you and your beliefs agree or not.