2011-01-17 03:47 pm (UTC)
I can't help but think that Glee is preaching to the choir somewhat...
Do you mean the Kurt story line? Could be, but the show has a large audience of young people which includes the same demographic that the It Gets Better campaign is trying to reach.
2011-01-17 04:36 pm (UTC)
Maybe its different in the US/Canada but it's demographic here is GAY with a capital G and a side order of rainbow flags and glitter balls. Don't get me wrong, I don't have a problem with shows dealing with homophobic bullying, but I suspect it isn't the kind of show to be watched by teens who are questioning their sexuality and worried about bullying.
I think it probably has a wider demographic here.
Interestingly, both Chris Colfer and his bully (see clip below) have made IGB videos.
I don't watch Glee much, but gotta admit, I do like the "Screw that, kids," message!
Absolutely agreed on the "screw that, kids" line. And as well-intentioned as the "it gets better" campaign is, I have to say that it's getting a little tiresome by now.
One of my issues with the campaign is that it was a bit of a flash in the pan.
i love the dog pic! thank you
Here in Mexico begin warm up on this city, but out there , some sities are under cero degrees! no way. people died because cold weather , thats why i don't like cold...
Warm Hugs ! i hope you get's over pretty son cold winter
Glee i don't see that program, cause no cable system at home...
I think you would HATE it here in winter!
For sure, when i was child, i lived on a desert weather and oh my! very hard to live there, that's why i moved from there, my famlily still living there. I hope my job here stills , caus i don't want to comeback there! Because weather, Hugs
I liked Chris's look of total surprise that he won the award. It seemed genuine.
I think it WAS a surprise. I suspect the guy from Modern Family was expected to win (he's also very good too.)
Chris's stock went up even higher in my accounting. He is such a class act. Glee may have lost a tiny bit of sparkle for me this year, but Chris hasn't, and the version of "Baby, it's cold out side that he sings in the Christmas episode is THE version for me from now on.
As for the cold, it has been hovering around 0 degrees F here at night. Way too cold for me in this ancient old house with not an iota of insulation and rattling old windows.
January is more than half over, Spring is coming.
I agree. I mean what's not to like about Kurt/Chris. He seems in RL almost like an extension of his on-screen character, and I like that.
As for the cold, I cant wauit for spring.
I sure did cry when he won.
You weren't the only one, mister.
i liked the genuine shock on his face (although he certainly thanked all the right people once he got on stage) and the enthusiastic response he received from the others in the cast.
great snow on the nose shot. : )
I don't think he was the favourite, so the shock was genuine. Very well deseved though.
I didn't watch the Globes, but it nice to see Chris winning some awards.
I'd not heard of the "it gets better" campaign over here in Finland, so I went and looked it up. I knew from articles I've read that high school in the US is often not a positive experience (someone, I think it was Paul Graham writing about what being a nerd in school was like, described it as prison for children, in order to keep them of the streets of the suburbs during daylight hours.)
I'm sure the intentions of the "it gets better" campaign were good and perhaps it has had a positive effect on some gay school kids' lives, but personally I find it rather depressing to read that "this will pass" is seen as a way of dealing with bullies. When you're fourteen or fifteen, three or four years feels like a long long time, and I can't see how being told to wait a while could bring much cheer.
It feels a bit like giving up on tackling the root of the problem. Which is, of course, to punish the bullies by making them sing show tunes in just their underpants in front of school assembly.
I've missed LJ, and especially you and the lads. Now that I can't really read it at work it's so hard to really take the time to read everything. I always love your pics, of course. Especially pics like this.