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2020-08-04 5:01:06 AM  
Hope it looks something like this:
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*click* *read*

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*leaves satisfied*
 
2020-08-04 5:27:29 AM  
Good on them. How many episodes of how many shows are predicated upon the romance of straight people? How many episodes of how many shows do gay and bisexual people have? If a couple of episodes bothers you that much, well, there are a ton of other shows you can watch. You don't HAVE to watch something so "offensive" as two girls kissing. There's a channel changer RIGHT in your hand...
 
2020-08-04 5:34:10 AM  

hubiestubert: There's a channel changer RIGHT in your hand...


But my penis is already there!

/I should be in my bunk
 
2020-08-04 8:14:59 AM  
 Ever notice how so many people who complain about sexual preferences have a hard drive full of lesbian or bi porn? Yes, guys, two chicks still makes it gay. In the case of mommy bloggers making a fuss, well, your kid needs to learn the value of not judging other people for their sexuality. Are the two girls that kissed coming to your house to indoctrinate them into kissing members of the same sex? No? So STFU.

/meanwhile I shall locate my bunk
 
2020-08-04 8:33:42 AM  
 Lemme clarify. I don't go through people's drives looking for porn. But my dad, who could never fix his own computer always asked to tinker with it whenever I was visiting. He was a man of faith and was not shy about denouncing the homogheys. Except his drive was full of either two chicks or two chicks and a guy. I said nothing, but lost what little respect I had for him. Apparently it's only two GUYS that are offensive to his ilk.
 
2020-08-04 8:57:47 AM  

hubiestubert: Good on them. How many episodes of how many shows are predicated upon the romance of straight people? How many episodes of how many shows do gay and bisexual people have? If a couple of episodes bothers you that much, well, there are a ton of other shows you can watch. You don't HAVE to watch something so "offensive" as two girls kissing. There's a channel changer RIGHT in your hand...


To be clear--this wasn't a BBC show or the first same-sex kiss on BBC. This aired on CBBC - the equivalent of PBS Kids or Nickelodeon. Which means parents believe it is "safe" TV to turn on for their kids and walk away from the room for a bit. This isn't "get the gays off my teevee" idiotic pearl clutching, it's "think of children" idiotic pearl clutching.

So back to what you were saying--yeah, good on them. I'm not sure how much of that we've had on live-action US children's television yet.
 
2020-08-04 8:59:48 AM  
Just call it a Whiftyshire Brimblypoof and the Brits'll think it's charming.
 
2020-08-04 9:00:16 AM  
"It's 2020, you farking cowards.  Gay people exist.  Get over it"

No, I would not be a good PR person.
 
2020-08-04 9:14:36 AM  

dickfreckle: Lemme clarify. I don't go through people's drives looking for porn. But my dad, who could never fix his own computer always asked to tinker with it whenever I was visiting. He was a man of faith and was not shy about denouncing the homogheys. Except his drive was full of either two chicks or two chicks and a guy. I said nothing, but lost what little respect I had for him. Apparently it's only two GUYS that are offensive to his ilk.


I mean... yeah? That's accurately the bible's textual position on sexuality. It has a big problem with male/male pairings specifically, and is more or less indifferent to the specifics of female relationships because women aren't actually people.

Women not actually being people, but being agencyless property of value equal to or less than most livestock (depending on which book you're reading) is one of the few things the bible is actually consistent about across all books and both testaments and actually ends up creating this odd superficially female-favoring double standard pretty frequently, where male behavior is strictly proscribed and corresponding female behavior not limited. It's because the limit on female behavior in the bible is whatever their owner says it is. God's rules are only for human beings, they're of limited relevance to property.

I mean, there's a passage here or there about women not being property, but with one arguable exception they're all parables about why that's an evil sin against god that ends in disaster, so... yeah.
 
2020-08-04 9:25:14 AM  
So, a horny teenager scene in a teenage soap opera, only with just girls?

OK.
 
2020-08-04 9:34:20 AM  
Methinks doth protest too much...
 
2020-08-04 10:19:42 AM  
This is an important part of our mission to make sure that every child feels like they belong, that they are safe, and that they can be who they want to be.

Yeah, the people who are complaining don't want any of those things. They want queer children to feel so ostracized and threatened that they hide their sexuality, pretend to be straight, and live in misery for the rest of their lives.
 
2020-08-04 10:26:36 AM  

dickfreckle: Ever notice how so many people who complain about sexual preferences have a hard drive full of lesbian or bi porn? Yes, guys, two chicks still makes it gay. In the case of mommy bloggers making a fuss, well, your kid needs to learn the value of not judging other people for their sexuality. Are the two girls that kissed coming to your house to indoctrinate them into kissing members of the same sex? No? So STFU.

/meanwhile I shall locate my bunk


If 2 chicks is porn, does that mean 3 or more is a party?
 
2020-08-04 10:28:31 AM  

clkeagle: hubiestubert: Good on them. How many episodes of how many shows are predicated upon the romance of straight people? How many episodes of how many shows do gay and bisexual people have? If a couple of episodes bothers you that much, well, there are a ton of other shows you can watch. You don't HAVE to watch something so "offensive" as two girls kissing. There's a channel changer RIGHT in your hand...

To be clear--this wasn't a BBC show or the first same-sex kiss on BBC. This aired on CBBC - the equivalent of PBS Kids or Nickelodeon. Which means parents believe it is "safe" TV to turn on for their kids and walk away from the room for a bit. This isn't "get the gays off my teevee" idiotic pearl clutching, it's "think of children" idiotic pearl clutching.

So back to what you were saying--yeah, good on them. I'm not sure how much of that we've had on live-action US children's television yet.


But they have already had same sex kisses on that network, why the fuss now?
 
2020-08-04 10:46:45 AM  

punkwrestler: clkeagle: hubiestubert: Good on them. How many episodes of how many shows are predicated upon the romance of straight people? How many episodes of how many shows do gay and bisexual people have? If a couple of episodes bothers you that much, well, there are a ton of other shows you can watch. You don't HAVE to watch something so "offensive" as two girls kissing. There's a channel changer RIGHT in your hand...

To be clear--this wasn't a BBC show or the first same-sex kiss on BBC. This aired on CBBC - the equivalent of PBS Kids or Nickelodeon. Which means parents believe it is "safe" TV to turn on for their kids and walk away from the room for a bit. This isn't "get the gays off my teevee" idiotic pearl clutching, it's "think of children" idiotic pearl clutching.

So back to what you were saying--yeah, good on them. I'm not sure how much of that we've had on live-action US children's television yet.

But they have already had same sex kisses on that network, why the fuss now?


Same organization, different networks. The article says this was the first same-sex kiss on CBBC.

Just like here... We don't have an issue with same-sex kisses on ABC or CW, and are well past caring about them on FX or AMC, but some idiot US parents would be up in arms if it happened on a show that only aired on Nick Jr or Disney Junior.
 
2020-08-04 10:48:32 AM  
"Multiple complaints" could mean two letters written in crayon. They could both be from the same person. FFS.
 
2020-08-04 11:11:53 AM  
Who could have guessed that people watching BBC don't want to see hot girl-on-girl action?
 
2020-08-04 11:13:59 AM  

clkeagle: punkwrestler: clkeagle: hubiestubert: Good on them. How many episodes of how many shows are predicated upon the romance of straight people? How many episodes of how many shows do gay and bisexual people have? If a couple of episodes bothers you that much, well, there are a ton of other shows you can watch. You don't HAVE to watch something so "offensive" as two girls kissing. There's a channel changer RIGHT in your hand...

To be clear--this wasn't a BBC show or the first same-sex kiss on BBC. This aired on CBBC - the equivalent of PBS Kids or Nickelodeon. Which means parents believe it is "safe" TV to turn on for their kids and walk away from the room for a bit. This isn't "get the gays off my teevee" idiotic pearl clutching, it's "think of children" idiotic pearl clutching.

So back to what you were saying--yeah, good on them. I'm not sure how much of that we've had on live-action US children's television yet.

But they have already had same sex kisses on that network, why the fuss now?

Same organization, different networks. The article says this was the first same-sex kiss on CBBC.

Just like here... We don't have an issue with same-sex kisses on ABC or CW, and are well past caring about them on FX or AMC, but some idiot US parents would be up in arms if it happened on a show that only aired on Nick Jr or Disney Junior.

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2020-08-04 11:21:48 AM  

RedHeadLover: clkeagle: punkwrestler: clkeagle: hubiestubert: Good on them. How many episodes of how many shows are predicated upon the romance of straight people? How many episodes of how many shows do gay and bisexual people have? If a couple of episodes bothers you that much, well, there are a ton of other shows you can watch. You don't HAVE to watch something so "offensive" as two girls kissing. There's a channel changer RIGHT in your hand...

To be clear--this wasn't a BBC show or the first same-sex kiss on BBC. This aired on CBBC - the equivalent of PBS Kids or Nickelodeon. Which means parents believe it is "safe" TV to turn on for their kids and walk away from the room for a bit. This isn't "get the gays off my teevee" idiotic pearl clutching, it's "think of children" idiotic pearl clutching.

So back to what you were saying--yeah, good on them. I'm not sure how much of that we've had on live-action US children's television yet.

But they have already had same sex kisses on that network, why the fuss now?

Same organization, different networks. The article says this was the first same-sex kiss on CBBC.

Just like here... We don't have an issue with same-sex kisses on ABC or CW, and are well past caring about them on FX or AMC, but some idiot US parents would be up in arms if it happened on a show that only aired on Nick Jr or Disney Junior.
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Bugs Bunny was doing that non romantic decades ago.  Though Nick has been including spongebob in pride ads bracuse the creator says he's asexual.
 
2020-08-04 11:32:14 AM  

12349876: RedHeadLover: clkeagle: punkwrestler: clkeagle: hubiestubert: Good on them. How many episodes of how many shows are predicated upon the romance of straight people? How many episodes of how many shows do gay and bisexual people have? If a couple of episodes bothers you that much, well, there are a ton of other shows you can watch. You don't HAVE to watch something so "offensive" as two girls kissing. There's a channel changer RIGHT in your hand...

To be clear--this wasn't a BBC show or the first same-sex kiss on BBC. This aired on CBBC - the equivalent of PBS Kids or Nickelodeon. Which means parents believe it is "safe" TV to turn on for their kids and walk away from the room for a bit. This isn't "get the gays off my teevee" idiotic pearl clutching, it's "think of children" idiotic pearl clutching.

So back to what you were saying--yeah, good on them. I'm not sure how much of that we've had on live-action US children's television yet.

But they have already had same sex kisses on that network, why the fuss now?

Same organization, different networks. The article says this was the first same-sex kiss on CBBC.

Just like here... We don't have an issue with same-sex kisses on ABC or CW, and are well past caring about them on FX or AMC, but some idiot US parents would be up in arms if it happened on a show that only aired on Nick Jr or Disney Junior.
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Bugs Bunny was doing that non romantic decades ago.  Though Nick has been including spongebob in pride ads bracuse the creator says he's asexual.


Agreed.  The funny image just came to my mid for some reason when you mentioned Nick Jr.  :)
 
2020-08-04 11:46:40 AM  
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2020-08-04 11:59:04 AM  

Fear the Clam: Who could have guessed that people watching BBC don't want to see hot girl-on-girl action?


Its funny because british women are ugly
 
2020-08-04 12:11:56 PM  
I refuse to accept cookies from digital spy, anybody have the kiss?
 
2020-08-04 12:25:07 PM  

Crewmannumber6: I refuse to accept cookies from digital spy, anybody have the kiss?


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2020-08-04 12:25:50 PM  

Moroning: Crewmannumber6: I refuse to accept cookies from digital spy, anybody have the kiss?

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Not as salacious as I'd hoped
 
2020-08-04 1:04:13 PM  

LewDux: Fear the Clam: Who could have guessed that people watching BBC don't want to see hot girl-on-girl action?

Its funny because british women are ugly


British woman:

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2020-08-04 1:06:23 PM  

batlock666: LewDux: Fear the Clam: Who could have guessed that people watching BBC don't want to see hot girl-on-girl action?

Its funny because british women are ugly

British woman:

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Actually, she's Scottish.
 
2020-08-04 1:09:28 PM  

gunga galunga: batlock666: LewDux: Fear the Clam: Who could have guessed that people watching BBC don't want to see hot girl-on-girl action?

Its funny because british women are ugly

British woman:

[Fark user image 850x630]

Actually, she's Scottish.


I know. So she's British.
 
2020-08-04 1:10:35 PM  

clkeagle: punkwrestler: clkeagle: hubiestubert: Good on them. How many episodes of how many shows are predicated upon the romance of straight people? How many episodes of how many shows do gay and bisexual people have? If a couple of episodes bothers you that much, well, there are a ton of other shows you can watch. You don't HAVE to watch something so "offensive" as two girls kissing. There's a channel changer RIGHT in your hand...

To be clear--this wasn't a BBC show or the first same-sex kiss on BBC. This aired on CBBC - the equivalent of PBS Kids or Nickelodeon. Which means parents believe it is "safe" TV to turn on for their kids and walk away from the room for a bit. This isn't "get the gays off my teevee" idiotic pearl clutching, it's "think of children" idiotic pearl clutching.

So back to what you were saying--yeah, good on them. I'm not sure how much of that we've had on live-action US children's television yet.

But they have already had same sex kisses on that network, why the fuss now?

Same organization, different networks. The article says this was the first same-sex kiss on CBBC.

Just like here... We don't have an issue with same-sex kisses on ABC or CW, and are well past caring about them on FX or AMC, but some idiot US parents would be up in arms if it happened on a show that only aired on Nick Jr or Disney Junior.


That's not true according to the BBC. From the article:
"Same-sex relationships have already featured in other CBBC shows such as Jamie Johnson, 4 O'Clock Club, Dixie and Marrying Mum and Dad, and the first same-sex kiss on CBBC was in fact in Byker Grove, many years ago. This moment in The Next Step is merely one story among a myriad of voices and experiences across our output."
 
2020-08-04 1:12:49 PM  

batlock666: gunga galunga: batlock666: LewDux: Fear the Clam: Who could have guessed that people watching BBC don't want to see hot girl-on-girl action?

Its funny because british women are ugly

British woman:

[Fark user image 850x630]

Actually, she's Scottish.

I know. So she's British.


No she's Scottish.
 
2020-08-04 1:27:49 PM  

punkwrestler: batlock666: gunga galunga: batlock666: LewDux: Fear the Clam: Who could have guessed that people watching BBC don't want to see hot girl-on-girl action?

Its funny because british women are ugly

British woman:

[Fark user image 850x630]

Actually, she's Scottish.

I know. So she's British.

No she's Scottish.


Last time I checked, Scotland was still part of Britain. Have they finally voted for independence?
 
2020-08-04 1:34:15 PM  

Fear the Clam: Who could have guessed that people watching BBC don't want to see hot girl-on-girl action?



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2020-08-04 1:35:59 PM  

punkwrestler: clkeagle: punkwrestler: clkeagle: hubiestubert: Good on them. How many episodes of how many shows are predicated upon the romance of straight people? How many episodes of how many shows do gay and bisexual people have? If a couple of episodes bothers you that much, well, there are a ton of other shows you can watch. You don't HAVE to watch something so "offensive" as two girls kissing. There's a channel changer RIGHT in your hand...

To be clear--this wasn't a BBC show or the first same-sex kiss on BBC. This aired on CBBC - the equivalent of PBS Kids or Nickelodeon. Which means parents believe it is "safe" TV to turn on for their kids and walk away from the room for a bit. This isn't "get the gays off my teevee" idiotic pearl clutching, it's "think of children" idiotic pearl clutching.

So back to what you were saying--yeah, good on them. I'm not sure how much of that we've had on live-action US children's television yet.

But they have already had same sex kisses on that network, why the fuss now?

Same organization, different networks. The article says this was the first same-sex kiss on CBBC.

Just like here... We don't have an issue with same-sex kisses on ABC or CW, and are well past caring about them on FX or AMC, but some idiot US parents would be up in arms if it happened on a show that only aired on Nick Jr or Disney Junior.

That's not true according to the BBC. From the article:
"Same-sex relationships have already featured in other CBBC shows such as Jamie Johnson, 4 O'Clock Club, Dixie and Marrying Mum and Dad, and the first same-sex kiss on CBBC was in fact in Byker Grove, many years ago. This moment in The Next Step is merely one story among a myriad of voices and experiences across our output."


Okay then... this complaint is even dumber than I thought it was.
 
2020-08-04 1:49:55 PM  

batlock666: punkwrestler: batlock666: gunga galunga: batlock666: LewDux: Fear the Clam: Who could have guessed that people watching BBC don't want to see hot girl-on-girl action?

Its funny because british women are ugly

British woman:

[Fark user image 850x630]

Actually, she's Scottish.

I know. So she's British.

No she's Scottish.

Last time I checked, Scotland was still part of Britain. Have they finally voted for independence?


Scotland is part of the United Kingdom, not part of Great Britain. But the important thing is that you're certain you're right.
 
2020-08-04 1:56:32 PM  

Crewmannumber6: batlock666: punkwrestler: batlock666: gunga galunga: batlock666: LewDux: Fear the Clam: Who could have guessed that people watching BBC don't want to see hot girl-on-girl action?

Its funny because british women are ugly

British woman:

[Fark user image 850x630]

Actually, she's Scottish.

I know. So she's British.

No she's Scottish.

Last time I checked, Scotland was still part of Britain. Have they finally voted for independence?

Scotland is part of the United Kingdom, not part of Great Britain. But the important thing is that you're certain you're right.


Great Britain consists of England, Scotland and Wales, which is why the UK is referred to in long form as The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
 
2020-08-04 2:15:49 PM  

batlock666: punkwrestler: batlock666: gunga galunga: batlock666: LewDux: Fear the Clam: Who could have guessed that people watching BBC don't want to see hot girl-on-girl action?

Its funny because british women are ugly

British woman:

[Fark user image 850x630]

Actually, she's Scottish.

I know. So she's British.

No she's Scottish.

Last time I checked, Scotland was still part of Britain. Have they finally voted for independence?


What airs and when it airs on the BBC can be very different in Scotland from England.
 
2020-08-04 2:19:32 PM  

batlock666: punkwrestler: batlock666: gunga galunga: batlock666: LewDux: Fear the Clam: Who could have guessed that people watching BBC don't want to see hot girl-on-girl action?

Its funny because british women are ugly

British woman:

[Fark user image 850x630]

Actually, she's Scottish.

I know. So she's British.

No she's Scottish.

Last time I checked, Scotland was still part of Britain. Have they finally voted for independence?


Ask a Scott if they're British.
 
2020-08-04 2:23:18 PM  
I hope these clowns never see the new She-Ra series. The entire arch is based on two young women in love.
 
2020-08-04 2:34:23 PM  
My mistake, Scotland IS part of Great Britain, but are not part of England.

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2020-08-04 3:07:12 PM  

Crewmannumber6: My mistake, Scotland IS part of Great Britain, but are not part of England.

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This is me right now:

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2020-08-04 4:19:06 PM  
She's scottish AND brittish.

A square is also a rectangle.

But not all rectangles are square.

\Though it is hip to be square
 
2020-08-04 4:48:03 PM  

batlock666: punkwrestler: batlock666: gunga galunga: batlock666: LewDux: Fear the Clam: Who could have guessed that people watching BBC don't want to see hot girl-on-girl action?

Its funny because british women are ugly

British woman:

[Fark user image 850x630]

Actually, she's Scottish.

I know. So she's British.

No she's Scottish.

Last time I checked, Scotland was still part of Britain. Have they finally voted for independence?


They are part of the United Kingdom, Britain and British are different parts of the same Island. It would be like Calling you a New Yorker and You lived in Texas.
 
2020-08-04 4:51:11 PM  

Crewmannumber6: My mistake, Scotland IS part of Great Britain, but are not part of England.

[Fark user image image 300x244]


Aren't those Islands also part of the UK?
 
2020-08-04 6:56:15 PM  
That was so offensive I had to watch it several times...

/...in my bunk
 
2020-08-04 9:46:59 PM  

dickfreckle: Yes, guys, two chicks still makes it gay.


If that's the case why does it need a separate category in LGBTQIAP+?
 
2020-08-05 3:58:31 AM  

punkwrestler: batlock666: punkwrestler: batlock666: gunga galunga: batlock666: LewDux: Fear the Clam: Who could have guessed that people watching BBC don't want to see hot girl-on-girl action?

Its funny because british women are ugly

British woman:

[Fark user image 850x630]

Actually, she's Scottish.

I know. So she's British.

No she's Scottish.

Last time I checked, Scotland was still part of Britain. Have they finally voted for independence?

They are part of the United Kingdom, Britain and British are different parts of the same Island. It would be like Calling you a New Yorker and You lived in Texas.



So which of the three nations on the island of Great Britain do British people come from?

punkwrestler: Crewmannumber6: My mistake, Scotland IS part of Great Britain, but are not part of England.

[Fark user image image 300x244]

Aren't those Islands also part of the UK?


No, they are British dependencies. Which means they have their own governments, but the UK promises to try and kick the French out if they invade.
 
2020-08-05 4:52:29 AM  

Crewmannumber6: My mistake, Scotland IS part of Great Britain, but are not part of England.

[Fark user image 300x244]


Now do the Commonwealth!
 
2020-08-05 5:48:27 AM  

punkwrestler: batlock666: punkwrestler: batlock666: gunga galunga: batlock666: LewDux: Fear the Clam: Who could have guessed that people watching BBC don't want to see hot girl-on-girl action?

Its funny because british women are ugly

British woman:

[Fark user image 850x630]

Actually, she's Scottish.

I know. So she's British.

No she's Scottish.

Last time I checked, Scotland was still part of Britain. Have they finally voted for independence?

They are part of the United Kingdom, Britain and British are different parts of the same Island. It would be like Calling you a New Yorker and You lived in Texas.


Great Britain is the name of the island on which England, Wales and Scotland are situated. The "Great" part is to distinguish it from either "Little Britain" (Ireland*, in the writings of Ptolemy) or "Lesser Britain" (approximately modern day Brittany, in the writings of Geoffrey of Monmouth).

So, technically speaking, you can be born in Scotland, Wales or England without being born in Great Britain, but only if you're born in one of the multitude of small islands of the coast.

However, broadly speaking, the vast majority of Scotland is most certainly a part of Great Britain.

* It is strongly recommended to not ever use this phrase to refer to Ireland, especially around Irish people.
 
2020-08-05 8:29:28 AM  

turboke: Crewmannumber6: My mistake, Scotland IS part of Great Britain, but are not part of England.

[Fark user image 300x244]

Now do the Commonwealth!


No
 
2020-08-05 10:54:29 AM  

VonEvilstein: However, broadly speaking, the vast majority of Scotland is most certainly a part of Great Britain.


Scottish people are British, but as a whole they don't care for being lumped in with the English. So while it's technically correct to refer to them as British, it's still a bit of a faux pas. It's not like calling a New Yorker a Texan, but it is like criticizing New Yorkers for something stupid in Texas on the basis that they're all Americans.

/had a Scottish roommate
//referred to his accent as "British" exactly one time
///he still has not forgotten this insult
 
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