Not that this is huge spoiler alert, but if you didn't see The Walking Dead on February 22, 2015 and wish to not know anything, you may want to skip over this.
While watching TWD last night, two new characters to the show shared a kiss. This is not unlike the show to show anything like that. These two characters were both men, also not shy to the show with Tara and her former love (RIP) being displayed.
Why do I bring this up? I heard and read negative comments toward the new gay couple of the apocalypse. If I recall correctly, people don't often fuss about a girl and guy relationship occurring, a kiss between the two or even more. Aside from if they don't like the two together, that will cause a riot among fans.
With this, though, fans are frowning on the couple for the fact that they are gay. I saw a lot of "ew's" and "that's just what we needs" being thrown around about it. Why do these people find it ok for others to display their affection, yet not homosexuals?
I understand, it may be uncomfortable because it's different. It's not what, for the most part, we are used to. So can't you just turn away from the screen for moment while it's going on instead of making a huge deal out of it?
Many people frown on this because they believe it to be wrong. Their religion says it's wrong, or they find it disgusting, or it's just not the normal thing to do, run through these beings' minds. Does God not say to love everyone? Does being different have to be looked down on?
You don't have to be homosexual yourself, you don't even have to love the concept of it. Why not start out but just refraining from remarking negative comments when this happens on the television? As accepting homosexuality is the goal of my current generation, it's not going to happen over night, especially with our parents and superiors not on board and continuing to teach otherwise.
This is why, we as a generation, should do our best to stop this from happening with any new generation. In any small way we can, we should use ours voices to let everyone know that this is a part of life. Some states may still be against it, but we have come so far already we can't stop now.
We should encourage others to open up their minds and see the world for the way it is. As I try to work on the people around me in my life by pointing out when they make a rude comment, I feel as if I am helping in some small way, hoping they will see another angle.
Adjusting to homosexuality in public is going to be hard for certain people who have always seen life as one way and are forced to see it another. People will say "it's the fact that they are overly affectionate in public, like they're rubbing it in our face." I do agree this sometimes happen, and I can see why they do it too. I will also say being overly affectionate in public for anyone is just not for me.
That can be justified as a stereotype though, which are still everywhere you look. You may not have money to campaign for what you believe in, but you do have a voice.
We should all use our voice to stand up for what we believe in. Not shove beliefs down others' throats, but teach them a different way to live so that maybe, we can someday all live together without such petty differences.
Chelsea Blake: My views on life and writing whatever my heart desires.