Neil Patrick Harris’ IMDB Forum = People Suck
Alright, so I watched the lasted episode of How I Met Your Mother last night and the genius of Neil Patrick Harris’ prolific comedic talent prompted me to check out his IMDB profile to see what else this gem of a man if going to be acting in. You all know how the Internet works, one minute your looking up future production and the next you’re looking at naked pictures of the newest starlet, but this time around I ended up reading some of the forum activity on Mr. Harris’ profile page and let me tell you I left that place with a heavy heart that was filled with disappointment in the fate of mankind.
Why you ask? Because every other message thread was about his sexuality, and not only that, but more specifically contained some really horrific commentary on his sexuality. Here are a few choice examples of the titles of these thread: “Why does he have to be gay?”, “Would liberals love him so much if he was normal…”, “Men can be close friends but…”, “Do straight girls find him hot?”, “I didn’t know he was a pillow bitter”, and “Top or bottom?”.
Isn’t the world a wonderful place? I mean, really, aren’t you just a little wee bit tempted to ask yourself what the hell is wrong with people? OK, to be fair, the chick who started the thread called “Why does he have to be gay?” doesn’t really care about his sexuality, she just wishes he would be her date to prom, which you know, is actually kind of cute.
For the sake of my little rant here, let me quote guy number two: ” it seems to me that liberals love him for his gayness. i bet the’d find him boring if he was normal and not gay”. Normal, normal? WTF?! In the world I live in “normal” people don’t even think to ask such a question.
Oh and let’s not forget guy number 3’s brilliant account: I had a good friend in High School lets call him Bill. We were good friends talked about a lot of things, drank beer together at high school parties and did class assignments together. We joked about a lot of stuff and talked about women and laughed at the same movies, but the day we graduated from High School he said to me he …. He told me that he loved me and tried to touch me and me being a straight male I rejected him and I never talked to or saw him again. Thats 10 years ago this year, but that simply proves that men can be good friends but carefull if the one part have hidden motives. So if people are gay then be gay with other gays and do not try to drag other people into that world. I respect Mr. N.P. Harris because he is not like Ellen or other gay entertainers who tries to force their lifestyle down the throat of others. I’m a Conservative, and thats my opinion on this matter.”
I was seriously tempted to correct his spelling and grammar errors, but despite his poor writing skills all I’m left with is a pretty nasty taste in my mouth. Ten years ago, I might have actually taken the time to try and explain to any of these people the fallacy in their views, but seriously how often do you actually change a person’s bigoted attitude by instigating an argument, no matter how much they are begging for it? Pretty much never! Not that I’m saying it’s pointless to even try, but I prefer to save my energy for the tangible occasions for change that pop up in my life. Now, all I have to do is figure out how to tell one of my friends why it’s not cool of him to use the word “fag” every time he questions the masculinity of an object, an action or a person (he’s not a gay basher I swear, he’s french and I think something has gotten lost in the translation).
Rant over. Bad taste in mouth remains.