To Kiss or Not To Kiss (In Public): That Is the Question
Recently the gay media made a big deal about two commercials, one by Hillary, the other by the elitist store chain, Nordstrom, that depicted same sex couples kissing. One advertising guru described it as a “natural transition to equality in advertising,” while the liberal gay left (if there’s a conservative gay right, it’s me) praise the ad for forcing viewers “to confront images that might make them feel slightly uneasy, then encourages them to view such affection as a normal, healthy manifestation of adult intimacy.”
Now, while a poll conducted by YouGov and Huffington Post says 55% of those under 30 have no issue with gay couples kissing on TV, that same poll had 47% of Americans calling kissing on TV by gay couples “inappropriate.”
Okay, they said the same thing about gay marriage not too long ago too. But right now, we’re still in TV Land. Let’s get back to reality for a moment, huh?
Outside of the three city blocks of a gay ghetto or that one big gay ghetto called Manhattan, would you kiss a boyfriend or spouse in public? Like in a mall? Or McDonald’s? Or your local car wash?
Huh, would you?
Take my little totally unscientific poll (I’ll report on my results in a future blog):
If you answered no, skip to question 5.