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Friday, June 10, 2016

Here are 14 gay jokes from TV shows and films that are actually hilarious

From GayStarNews.com
If you can't laugh at yourself, how in the hell can you laugh at anyone else?

A lot of people in mainstream media are afraid of making a gay joke. Whether it’s because they’re afraid of being offensive, or worried they’ll come across as homophobic, it feels like every instance of a gay or bi person in a comedy needs to be perfect or it is considered ‘problematic’.

That’s probably a large amount to do with the fact that people are sensitive.

Make one joke like, ‘What’s the hardest part of learning how to rollerblade? Telling your parents you’re gay’, and you could cause a Twitterstorm and Tumblr outrage in seconds.

But there are plenty of TV shows and films that can make jokes about gay stuff and it’s still funny. A lot of the time when it’s actually funny and not offensive, it’s more about pointing out homophobia, biphobia and ignorance, laughing at misdirection or miscommunication, or just pointing out the odd truth.

Take a look at our selection of jokes from mainstream TV and films:

The Simpsons

Homer is afraid Bart is going to end up gay, so he takes him to the ‘straightest’ thing he can think of – a steel mill. It doesn’t turn out quite as well as he hoped.

The Golden Girls

Dorothy and Sophia tell Blanche that Jean, Dorothy’s friend, is a lesbian (not Lebanese) and is in love with Rose. While at first Blanche doesn’t understand, she quickly ends up wondering why she isn’t the object of Jean’s affections.

Pierce’s company make a brand of wipes that ends up becoming popular in the gay community. A drag queen ends up making a song about it. Pierce, known in the community college group as being the most homophobic, ends up not being able to say voice his outrage without sounding pretty gay.


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