Homosexuality In Tv Shows Essay

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The use of homosexuals in television shows Todays television shows are way different than what they used to be. The television industry has changed over the years, 25 years ago you would’ve never heard someone saying something like a bad word or a character doing drugs and being seen as something normal on a television show, it used to be unacceptable. Another example of how television has changed is that now many superheroes are female instead of the traditional male superhero. These are some examples of the many that exist, but I’m going to talk about how nowadays in almost every television show you watch there is a gay or lesbian character and the question is why are television shows doing this? Almost every show nowadays has a homosexual character, but why is it that this occurs nowadays? Over the past two decades the sexual content on television has increased in frequency and explicitness (Brown, 77-92). One of the reasons is because they want the viewers of the show to see that it is normal to have a homosexual person in your circle of friends or to have a homosexual in your class, of course this isn’t the only …show more content…
For example, just a few days ago I was watching this new show with a friend and there was a character who was a little 11 years old boy who was homosexual, in the show there was a scene in the show were the kid is talking to his father about how he was being bullied in school by his classmates because he was homosexual. Later in the show there is another scene were the boy solves his problem by standing up to the bullies. Which made me think about how a little kid who is going through the same things could relate to the kid in the show, by the television show doing this it also helps people with the same trouble know that they are not alone, that there is other people with the same problem as them, that it is not only

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