|Seinfeld: "The Outing"
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I debated writing this blog, because I wasn't exactly sure what the point of it was going to be. But after I started writing it, I realized what I want you to learn from it. Think before you speak, whether it's a racial slur, comment about someone's sexuality, or an insensitive comment. It might be just a word to you, but it can destroy the self esteem of the person you're saying it to. There needs to be more uplifting in the word and less tearing down. Parents, we owe it to our kids to lead the way.
Long before Jerry Seinfeld tackled the subject of homosexuality with the now famous phrase "Not that there's anything wrong with that.", I found myself saying it and quite a bit. If you haven't seen the episode in question, it's called "The Outing", and you can read a review of it here. Long story short, a reporter overhears Jerry and George talking and comes to the conclusion that the friends are actually partners. Things are taking out of context and it just adds to the hilarity of the situation.
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Kids (back then and today) hurl insults at our friends, calling them "gay" or worse. While we didn't think the person in question was really gay, it was certainly meant to be an insult. The thing I still don't get is, WHY is being gay an insult? Do homosexuals call each other "hetero" or "straight" when they're fighting?