The Tyra episode overall seemed very strange to me. They are purposely putting each identification in a stereotypical position (king, queen, etc)... the whole point was to create conversation so I was just confused about why they would put themselves in this situation. Then, I was kind of disappointed in the way they were treating each other and acting towards each other. I feel like my standpoint is closely related to the bisexual man. He makes a lot of valid point when they others were attacking him. The gay community is constantly misunderstood, as he states, and they do just not understand the way he feels and therefore they don't agree with him. However, in the situation of the "Gay Kingdom", one of the exercises was to eliminate somebody from their kingdom... so no matter what they would be singling out a specific identity. I think this episode might be giving the wrong impression regarding the way the real life gay community interacts... rather than this made up kingdom, which has planned outcomes whose purpose is to stimulate controversy. Tyra did a really bad job this time forcing people to hate on each other when that was supposed to be what they are fighting against.
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