It is a truth. A survey run by Her Majesty’s BBC (not known for their forward-thinkingness when it comes to the gays, it must be said) found that 18% of the telly-watching population feel ‘uncomfortable’ or ‘very uncomfortable’ with seeing the gays up to all sorts (you know, talking, opening a letter, popping a straw into a carton of Ribena), even after the 9pm watershed!
They just don’t want to see it, they don’t. Makes their skin crawl. The idea of all that sodomy. You know, penises going into hairy bottoms. Hate thinking about it they do. Just hate the idea of that penis that they can’t even see on telly eventually being licked by someone with a moustache (who’s not Mariah Carey). Not in front of the kiddies!
In fact less than half the people they asked were either ‘comfortable’ or ‘ambivalent’. That’s nice then.
The survey, which was done to help the BBC portray the gays better (well, how about you don’t ask a lot of bigotted straight people what they want to see then?), found that gay men objected to being always portrayed as big old dollies (thanks Graham Norton!) while lesbians didn’t like that they had to be either ‘butch’ or ‘lipstick’ – though we do think Corrie has got it spot-on with Sian and Sopie (up there, hello!).
In an unrelated survey 95% of gays said they felt ‘uncomfortable’ or ‘very uncomfortable’ that the BBC was prepared to pay huge sums for the ugly homophobic cunt who presents Top Gear (whose name escapes us). And 99% said that having Four Poofs and a Piano on Daybreak was ‘insulting’ or ‘very fucking insulting’, not that they’d ever watched the show.