After the Wednesday discussion I realized how much different today is compared to the 90's. It is hard for me to understand any other decades because I wasn't even born, but I can examine the 90's fairly well. Television did really suppress homosexuality and the though being sexually different was comical for the slumpy class. I feel like people weren't ready to except homosexuality in every day television. Producers were looking for high ratings and putting openly gay characters on the screen would hurt ratings. Advertisers control everything in terms of economics. I really don't believe that advertisers would want people watching explicitly homosexual characters and situations. The white middle class wasn't ready yet and time eventually changed people's attitude. I can see the change in today's world. I watch shows with very non traditional attitudes and that gives me comfort. I would compare today's TV shows and the 90's TV shows as this: People in the 90's "laughed at homosexual situations" and people today "laugh with homosexual situations." The marriage amendment clearly shows this change in people's attitude. Non traditional view points are becoming prevalent and accepted. This should be recognized by critics. I know America is a long way from completely accepting multicultural people but strides have been taken and it seems America is on the right track.
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