I love how the moment somebody shows any reservation about the overblown nature of these kinds of proposals, a whole bunch of knee jerk responses come right out of the wood work labeling that person hateful, self-hating, closeted, lonely, a loser and bitter.
Are we really so childish and bitchy that we can’t accept or see how someone might see something that should be an intimate moment of commitment between two people turned into a circus and a vaudeville show as maybe overblown and perhaps even garish. It doesn’t mean that the person who thinks that is some hateful jerk who should have his gay card stripped.
I personally find very public overproduced proposals to be the very definition of classless and yes straight men who propose to their women on the jumbotron in front of thousands of people are being tacky too. There is nothing intimate about it, you’re just unzipping your pants and showing everybody just how big your d@*k is. Love is wonderful and it is beautiful but a flash mob proposal is just tacky.
Living as openly gay, holding hands with your man(or woman) maybe even kissing him in public because you want to and because it feels good (Not because you’re trying to make a point) to me is the best way to show that being gay has every right to be out in the open as anything else. The rest is just show business.
I know I would cringe if I were proposed to like this. It’s not that it can’t be in public. Please go ahead, do it in the middle of 6th avenue if you’re compelled. But leave the professional camera crew at the studio. If it is to be our moment then I sure as hell don’t need for it to be on youtube.
Let the hate begin.