I think Carroll needs some help figuring out what a lesbian looks like. Maybe she should call up Ellen Degeneres and her wife Portia De Rossi to find out what their beauty routines are? Maybe Jodie Foster should start making beauty vlogs on Youtube to teach us how to get that elegant lesbian glow? If she wants to make this racial, how about calling up Wanda Sykes–I’m sure she has some great tips on what Black lesbians should look like?!
OK, I’ll cut the jokes and be serious for a second: WTF was she thinking when she made a comment like that? What does a lesbian look like? Anyone. You might have figured that out from the openly gay women I named above. I mean, just look at super couple Ellen and Portia–do they look similar AT ALL? I am so over people making categorizations and speculations about how someone might appear gay. Liam Payne and Harry Styles of One Direction have been accused of being gay and they didn’t think it was necessary to bash the LGBT community or promote stereotypes. What gives?
When you’re saying a guy or girl must be gay because of ____________, you’re just limiting EVERYONE. If gay people must look a certain way, then straight people must look a certain way too. Don’t you just want to be yourself? Isn’t that the happiest, most fulfilling thing to be. What girl wants to worry about becoming a mechanic because someone might think she is a lesbian? What guy wants to worry about hiding his love of ballet because someone might call him gay? (Certainly not any football players.) All this Justin Bieber looks like a lesbian stuff is silly. People look how they look, they are who they are, we really need to stop shaming each other for that.
What’s even worse is that if the incident did occur and Carroll is a lesbian then she must know what she is saying is absolutely wrong. Maybe if she stopped contributing to negative stereotypes about gay people shouldn’t wouldn’t feel pressured to live a double life? She certainly has the power to contribute to that kind of change since she is in political office. It’s just a shame.
Can we just be a little more open-minded people? Gay or straight, everyone will benefit.
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