Last night’s show—it promises to be one of the very last—floated two falsehoods: Jimmy, the straight brother of his gay sibling, Kenny, observed that “10 percent of the population is gay”; he also suggested that most of those who object to gay porn are homophobic (excluding people like himself).
The Centers for Disease Control reports that 1.6 percent of the population is homosexual. That is a far cry from 10 percent, but since a big part of the show’s agenda is to put a happy face on gays, it makes sense to lie. Regarding gay porn, it is positively normal to find it at least as objectionable as any other kind of pornography. So there is no need to feel the slightest bit guilty about objecting to such revolting fare.
To say that the show “promises to be one of the very last” is not a pipe dream. Here is the ratings scoreboard from last night during the 8:00-9:00 p.m. hour:
- “NCIS” (CBS) drew 15.59 million viewers
- “The Voice” (NBC) drew 10.54 million viewers
- “The Real O’Neals” (ABC) drew 3.82 million viewers
It’s time to can this show. Looks like Dan Savage’s best shot was a flop.
Contact Ben Sherwood at Disney-ABC: firstname.lastname@example.org