I have written scripts that have tackled racism, race relations, homophobia, hate crimes, childhood abuse, and many more potentially explosive subjects, but none seem to have drawn the kind of controversy and ire as my column, High School Musical 2: Chock Full of Gay, which was posted this morning on AOL's QueerSighted blog.
Apparently, America's teens (as well as some wayward adults) have trouble detecting irony and humor. As of this post, the column has already drawn more than 130 mostly angry comments, many of which are unwitting comic gems. A few fine examples (errors included) that I am just reveling in:
this article makes me want to punch you in the face.... go fuck yourself.
TO try to define this children's movie as an iconic piece of "gay culture" is a bit on the perverted side. the person who wrote this then u suck and u are gay!!!!
Why is a grown man watching Disney channel??? Your that pathetic that you don't have a life???? ...Get A LIFE!!!!! Jerk
And if you're fantasizing about Zac Efron, it's not because Disney is targeting you as a gay man by using hip thrusts and musical numbers. It's because you're a pervert and you probably sat there in front of the TV masturbating to "I Don't Dance." I mean, do you go on dates, or do you just sit at home waiting for the next children's movie to come on so you can get off? Get a freakin life...
This is an ridiculous article! This is exactly whats wrong with society.
When you write articles like these, you just crush the little kids that have dreams. I hope I never see another article like this one again because it was very rude.
So go jump in a hole and burn because nobody cares what you think!!!!!!!!!!!!
if you think this is gay, then you are seriously wrong and need to stop watching disney channel to get off and feel good because you think its probably a gay porno you sick person.
to author! u sick freakin homo! what the hell is your problem!?!u probably just says 5h1t like that to try and hide how much u Love zach Efron! U r such a sad @$$
Your mom must have dropped you on your head when you were a baby because your brain is messed up.
but also why the fuck are you watching HSM2 and rating it what your like 40. Go get laid. YOU fucking SHITASS
you mr. gay are probably sitting in a ripped old box on the street begging for a job as a singer and dancer! So I wouldn't be talking ya freak!
I think one commentor hit it right on the nose, when she points out America's continuing discomfort with the word "gay":
I noticed one big thing in all of the commonts. Each one was either defending the movie from being gay because they loved it, or agreed that it was gay because they hated it. I really don't think that the author was trying to gear toward either of those points. It seemed to me like he LIKED the movie, just found that it was just chocked full of gayness.
I really have no response to most of these comments—I just find them rather entertaining. And, by the way, no one on this blog is trying to hide how much he loves Zac Efron. I mean, you can't run away from your feelings!