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Apparently I am not cynical enough

I was just thinking that California’s embrace of marriage equality could mean huge progress for the cause because gay marriage in Hollywood means famous gay people getting married, which means we all get to see photos like the one at right. No one, I thought, could look at that picture and feel anything but warm-‘n’-fuzzies. Unfortunately, the comments on the very post* in which the picture appears proved me wrong. My faith in humanity once again proves ill-founded.

I am not, by the way, dead or dying, just very, very busy with summer classes and a new job. Hopefully things will settle down in a week or so, but until then posting will remain light. My apologies.

*The post I originally linked to has been taken down for reasons unknown, but I didn’t exactly break a sweat finding a similar example. This one got all the way to its tenth comment before the hate started: “Which one is the man again? Next up: artificial insemination and a child without a father in their twisted web of deceit and perversion.”


3 Responses

  1. Hrm. That link now goes nowhere. Maybe the comments were too upsetting, and they just pulled the whole thing.

  2. Thanks for the heads-up. Honestly, I think it’s more likely that there were copyright issues, either with the clearly paparazzi photos they posted or with whatever magazine bought exclusive rights to publish the wedding pictures.

  3. I think your faith in humanity is not unfounded. Some of us do find that picture warm-n-fuzzy, and that is cause for hope. 🙂

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