Possessed

TV producer’s SEARING response to homophobic fans is A++

Fox TV’s The Exorcist picks up where the infamous 1973 horror film leaves off, tracking down demons who’ve burrowed into unwilling human hosts, and ripping them out with an always-dramatic flair.

Well with all those fictitious demons running amock, showrunner and producer Jeremy Slater has absolutely no time for fans’ actual demons.

Namely, it’s those viewers consumed by fear, ignorance and likely a fair dose of self-loathing — resulting in them being possessed by the insidious demon of homophobia — that Slater finds especially irritating.

A recent episode featured a same-sex kiss (pictured above) between former priest Marcus Keane (Ben Daniels) and Peter Morrow (Christopher Cousins), and apparently, some antigay snowflakes couldn’t take it.

Slater was asked about the non-troversey by the Sci-Fi Bulletin, leading to this A+ response:

“I saw a couple of homophobes on Twitter and my response is, ‘Good, fuck you. I’m glad you didn’t like it, I’m glad it ruined the show for you. You shouldn’t have good things in your life.

If a homophobe can’t watch the show anymore because one of the characters is gay, then I’m glad something good has come out of it.

This is 2017 and we still have people throwing temper tantrums online because they don’t want to see gay characters. I think it’s the last gasp of a certain breed of dinosaur that’s on the way out – let them kick and scream as they go.”

He went on to discuss the importance of diversity in television:

“We’ve said from the beginning that Marcus is a bisexual character, which is pretty rare on television in general and certainly on network television, where everyone has binary definitions of gay or straight.

The response to that moment was 99% positive, from what I saw, and I think the moment meant a lot to a lot of viewers, particularly viewers who aren’t necessarily used to seeing gay representation on TV with older characters.”

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16 Comments

  • ptb2016

    Some people just won’t give up their ingrained religious bigotry. Why some people can’t stop hating is beyond me!

  • Kieran

    And speaking of homophobia:

    Between 2007-2009, in what is unquestionably the most blatant and inexcusable act of homophobia attached to any single person currently working in the legitimate media, NBC’s Joy Reid — who anchors a show at MSNBC but has appeared on NBC News programs like Meet the Press — authored somewhere around a dozen articles that committed two breathtaking sins…

    1) Without any proof, she outed then-Republican Florida Governor Charlie Crist as gay.

    2) The left-wing Reid ridiculed and demeaned Crist for being gay.

    Writing for her online Reid Report, and hurling nicknames like “Miss Charlie,” the NBC News star repeatedly and mercilessly attempted to denigrate Crist over his sexuality. She even questioned his marriage: “Now that he’s married to a girl,” Reid wrote, “Charlie Crist is being sought out for all KINDS of good stuff… [The GOP] are wooing Miss Charlie to run.”

    “I can just see poor Charlie on the honeymoon, ogling the male waiters and thinking to himself, ‘god, do I actually have to see her naked…?’,” she gleefully added.

    Naturally, after getting caught by the left-wing Mediaite, Reid apologized Monday, and because her politics are “correct,’ that apology will be good enough for a mainstream media that has no scruples, decency, or integrity.

    In an effort to save Reid, a cherished member of the anti-Trump Resistance, no one wants to discuss the full context of her monstrous behavior.

    • Kangol

      You do know Queerty wrote about Charlie Crist in the past, don’t you, saying that he was in the closet. And that Queerty provided multiple links to men outing him BEFORE Joy Reid wrote about him, right? Including gay men like Andrew Sullivan and others, right?

      Stories about Crist’s orientation have dogged him for years. Outrage!, the excellent documentary about closeted politicians, prominently featured Crist by interviewing an alleged ex-boyfriend. Andrew Sullivan talked to the owner of a gay bar Crist was alleged to frequent who told Sullivan point blank that Crist was gay.

      A minor party candidate outed Crist when he first ran for governor in 2006. Even mainstream media types have alluded to the rumors. MSNBC’s Chuck Todd joked about Crist’s fortuitously timed engagement, hinting that it was politically motivated.

      The Broward-Palm Beach Herald reported on an alleged “gay tryst” back in 2006. BEFORE Joy Reid uttered a single word about Charlie Crist. Even the conservative British Telegraph reported on the Crist gay rumors back in 2008.

      You also know that we all know you got this meme from the right-wing news outlets trying to take down Joy Reid, right? It’s easily searchable, Kieran.

    • genericbrand

      Magnificent response…thanks so much, Kangol!

    • PinkoOfTheGange

      Just stop, this ax has been ground to the eye.

    • Eiswirth

      It’s fairly well known that Crist is gay. Who cares? I’ve listened to Joy Reid for years as an MSNBC host and political analyst; what I can guarantee you is she did not say the things you quote her as saying, She would not make homophobic comments like that; if she said those words she was quoting someone else and you’ve taken them out of context. This sounds so much like Fox/Breitbart bullshit, and I don’t believe a word of it.

    • homoserine

      To Kangol’s point, Joy has recently apologized to Crist via Twitter and he accepted her apology.

    • DCguy

      Hey Queerty,

      I totally understand having people with different relevant opinions. However, when a troll has exposed themselves over and over as only being interested in either defending anti-lgbt bigotry, or in this case, doing whatever is possible to take the discussion off of the anti-lgbt bigotry and trying to falsely create a narrative against whatever democrat, liberal, or lgbt ally is available…at what point o you say “Ok, enough, they are literally only here to attack our reader base and defend people whose goal is only to do us harm”?

      Just asking

  • larrytopping

    I’m 64, now. I found this scene extremely gratifying b/c I once thought it wouldn’t come to pass during my lifetime. Thank you for this, Mr. Slater. It feels good.

  • Kangol

    Glad to hear he didn’t back down. Keep it coming!

  • DakotaDuke

    It is a sad but proven fact that homophobes are ALWAYS psychotic closeted homosexuals in terror of being outed. The one who squeaks loudest is guilty.

    • mujerado

      “Always” is unscientific, and is provably wrong about almost anything you want to discuss. Homophobes are very often self-loathing men who fear they themselves might be homosexual, but you cannot accurately say “always”. Homophobia can be a learned attitude having nothing to do with the homophobe’s sexuality.

  • radiooutmike

    Religious people who believe in demons angry about same-sex kiss? Nonsensical!

  • irbaboon

    Given that the show is based off of christian mythology, I think it is pretty much a given that most of the people watching it are homophobes

    • PinkoOfTheGange

      obj assumes facts not in evidence.

  • stnc

    What I find particularly gratifying is the two male characters *who kiss* are not 16 – 18yo’s. I glad to see that our mature 40+ community actually get a show in these days………*Looking* had a good premise but seemed a little forced. Star Trek discovery has a gay couple, a couple that actually kissed….. they also have a fine group of openly gay actors in their cast…. I don’t know , maybe we need to put distinct warning on the screen before the show starts………you know something like this programme depicts real life!

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