Many people complain that Netflix has gone too far by adding many queer characters to its shows in the past few years. Some people - who are homophobic but consider themselves not to be so, complain that they are no longer able to watch a show with their families or suggest a show to their friends without worrying about being judged for watching a show that includes queer characters. Some of these people might not be questioned about their sexuality but they would still feel the shame and judgment inside their head from others.
Here is some bad news for you. If you feel worried about being called gay, you are probably homophobic since you consider being gay an insult.
Now here is our question, are not we all tired of watching only heterosexuals on our screens? have not we all been introduced to this specific category since FOREVER! Romeo and Juliet, Jack and Rose, Troy and Gabriella, and the list goes on and on.
How about we try to make our shows more realistic by introducing homosexuals, trans people, feminists, childfree women, feminine men, masculine women, and more of whom we have been forced not to show on TV or talk about in books or sing about in songs.
Why should all the big and famous romantic characters be heterosexual? And why is Netflix being thrown with rocks for trying to give more space to people who have been able just recently to prove their existence.
We are here to remind you that no show that was based on a heterosexual love story was ever referred to as “just for heterosexuals”. All of us, even the gayest people on earth, grew up watching romance being represented by heterosexuals while lust got attached to the queer community. Although we all grew up with almost no access to any shows or songs or pieces of art that refer to us or represent us, we are still queer and we still know who we are and we are sure about who we want to be with.
Let us imagine how happy our kids and grandkids are going to be when they grow up in households where they bring the subject of homosexuality without being ashamed or turn on the TV to watch two men kissing and instead of changing the channel or turning off the TV they give that sweet scene a big smile and continue watching. It sounds nice just to say it now so imagine how nice it would be for it to happen in real life in a country such as Iraq.