SNL's homophobic Trump-Putin jokes need to stop
"What is the joke here?" Kevin Fallon says of Saturday Night Live frequently portraying President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin as lovers. "Is it the insinuation that all villains are gay? (Which is irresponsible and offensive.) Is it that assigning the Trump-Putin dealings sexual innuendo somehow makes the maniacal seem more palatable through the implied lunacy of a gay relationship? (Which is irresponsible and offensive) Is it the idea that outing a powerful political leader is the greatest way to bring him shame? (Which is irresponsible and offensive.) Is it that suggesting that Trump is somehow demeaning himself by submitting to gay sexual acts is the most effective way to mock how beholden he is to Putin’s control? (Which is irresponsible and offensive.) Or is it that there is nothing worse we can think of to say about a “masculine” straight man than that he fucks other dudes? (Which is… yep, irresponsible and offensive.)"
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