I wasn’t aware that this was a trend, but apparently it’s common at baseball games for the “Kiss Cam” to train itself on two presumably heterosexual dudes, who then have to smooch for the entire audience, because it’s “funny” to put them in an awkward spot like that.
NBC Sports showcased a tweet from Oakland Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy, who railed against the practice: “They put two guys on the ‘Kiss Cam’ tonight. What hilarity!! (by hilarity I mean offensive homophobia). Enough with this stupid trend.”
Good on him for calling out a practice that belittles homosexuality to something embarrassing that two straight men are forced into for cheap laughs.
But couldn’t we also start advocating for real live gay men to be featured on the kiss cam? Ten dollars for whoever wears an “I’m really gay—Put me on the Kiss Cam” t-shirt to a baseball game.