The joke is people who make alot of comics/series lately care more about making their characters "unique" and "diverse" by making everyone some confusing form of gay or ultra gay. Rather than, ya know, focusing on plot or being funny or literally any character development at all
@Medic135, the worst is when they try too hard to be inclusive so hard that it loops back around to sjitty offensive stareotypes like every gay person is a real life glee character
@liberachi , I thought the worst was when it wasn't funny
@Medic135, ive never seen anything close to glee be anything remotely funny
"I have a black guy in my comic!"
"Cool! What's his character like?"
"He's... um... black."
Ugh. I'm lgbt and I hate this kind of bs. This push for inclusiveness in media is ridiculous. If you set out to write a story with diverse characters and diversity isn't specifically what your story is about then you're going to end up with a terrible story. You write a story to write the best Damned story you can and so the f*** what if there isn't a gay black transgender lesbian?
If my info is correct 1 in 10ish are gay meaning 9 out of 10 writers are straight and unfamiliar with what it's like to be gay. You write what you know about meaning mostly straight people. Also gay people interact with far more straight people than gay. And because a writer is gay does that mean they should only
write about gays? No! Accurate representation of demographics in media is not necessary at all
@Usmovers, That's exactly why I hate reboots "but now with an all [blank] cast!"
Certain people are better suited for certain roles. Not choosing one actor over another because you want to include minorities ruins the movie.
There needs to be a balance. If a black actor does a way better job auditioning for an Eskimo film than an Inuit actor, who will be chosen? Do you want accuracy or acting? It's kind of tough.
The same point can be made about minorities getting a better chance of getting a job after an interview because of who they are. It's a tough debate with both sides posing strong arguments and I don't want to start a political war here.
Anyway, I totally agree with you.
At least in syndicated comics appearing in newspapers you get hate for having an all white, strait cast. Of course you want diversity, but if you have a black guy do something silly, you are seen as racist.
Stephen Pastis is reluctant to include minorities unless they are shown as smart. Charles Schultz actually got more backlash than expected for introducing Franklin in the 60's. Franklin really paved the way for more racially diverse characters in comics, but because the funnies aren't a good political medium, making characters that have individual personalities and still sticking to their culture is a slippery slope.
There is so much censorship and too many people take offense even at a polka joke. Yeah, the polka comity or something actually writes complaints to cartoonists making fun of polka.
not so much funny as it is accurate
Was the poor joke intentionally relevant to this comic?
Don't need personality to see two guys making out
Remember kids, identity politics are awful!
Im more worried about how she can draw on the paper on her bed using a pencil.
Queer poc? What the fvck?
@ArbyTheGreat, person of color
@ArbyTheGreat, Gay black dude
@Weird Porn Stash, in this day and age with everyone labeling themselves with a number of abbreviations, you never can be certain haha.