That ‘not in my backyard’ sort of hypocrisy drives me crazy.
It’s no different than “I’m not racist but… I wouldn’t want my daughter to date a black guy."
“I’m not sexist but… I wouldn’t vote for a woman as President.”
“I’m not a bigot, but I don’t want them building a mosque in my neighbourhood”
“I’m not homophobic but…. you’re being disrespectful and gross if you think that Harry and Louis are together."
People like this think that they’re somehow being less disgusting by being for _________ rights, but all it means is that they’re not actually okay with the tangible reality of the thing they claim to be supportive of. They’re okay with the idea of it, as long as it’s happening far away, somewhere where they don’t have to deal with it or look at it. And that makes them lacking in self-awareness and bigots.
To be clear, to any narky anon-trolls just waiting to jump on me, claiming that I’m saying that ~you have to think Harry and Louis are together or it means you’re not genuinely supportive of LGBTQ rights~, sit the fuck down, that’s not what I’m saying and you know it. What I am saying is if you were genuinely supportive of LGBTQ rights, then the idea that Harry and Louis might be together shouldn’t faze you in the least. You should be able to say ‘I can see why you might think that, and personally I disagree, but that’s your opinion’, without flipping your shit. That’s what.