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Lama Hajj 09 Mar 2015

ERROR ERROR Lebanese Media: Homophobic and Ridiculous Since the Dawn of Time

Local broadcast channel OTV, the orange crusader, you know…the channel with the grandmother who has the cooking show? Right. Well, OTV has decided to tackle one the major issues of our time in a segment titled “Homosexuality: Fashion trend or illness?” during a show called ‘Min 7a2ik.’

Now, I’ve personally never watched this show because I avoid Lebanese television like the plague, but I can only assume that it is highly scientific and ground-breaking. They have managed to effectively narrow down the sexual identity of millions of people into a little question, are you engaging in a fashion choice or are you sick?

I personally know for a fact that all of my gay friends are just making a hilarious fashion statement when they decide to put up with unimaginable amounts of bullying, hatred, and discrimination. It’s either that or they’re sick, so let’s get them some medicine, yo. Vaccinate the gays, but keep the flamboyant ones so they can style us and take us out for drinks when our boyfriends dump us.

The fact is, the idea that homosexuality is an illness isn’t new, it’s actually really, really old. I mean really old – like back when people used to “cure headaches by drilling holes into their skulls” old. Yet here we are centuries later, still trying to classify people’s identities as diseases or choices. The only reason to do this is to create a community that can be controlled and “fixed” because they do not match whatever ideals you think you have.

Also, quick question: do homosexuals pay the same taxes as straight people? Yes, I believe they do, and by controlling and refusing them same rights as straight people – you’re technically treating them like slaves. The ‘s’ word!
Despite the fact that there is scant evidence about Jesus wanting you to bully gay people, most assholes take the personal initiative to do so anyway. And it is often the same people who fight homosexuality with such vigor, that are the ones masturbating to lesbian porn at least a few times a week.

So, well done OTV, I couldn’t have expected more from a station whose most popular front runner is an old grandmother who cooks a variety of foods we know she can’t chew.