When I first joined Tumblr, what struck me most deeply was how accepting the people were. You identify as homosexual? You are welcome and appreciated on this site. You’re depressed? We’ll make you feel better. You don’t know yourself? Don’t worry, take all the time you need and then some.
Today, after watching the latest episode of Black Mirror, I came online expecting to see a few rants about the plot, some plot holes that no one would ever notice, theories and discussions about soulmates and maybe some memes about true love and shit. What I found instead, was this endless list of people comparing it to San Junipero and how SAN JUNIPERO was better, not because it had a better story or execution or something but because it showed a homosexual relationship. They completely overlooked the real meaning behind the episode. That true love can be found, that soulmates exist and sometimes, just sometimes, you can even find them.
I am not saying San Junipero is not as good as Hang the dj or anything. It was brilliant and revolutionary and had a very deep message to project, but they are very different in their approach to love and life and the only seemingly common link between both episodes is that they each potray a bisexual character. Yes, Amy is bi but ya know that stands for LIKING BOTH MEN AND WOMEN DON’T YOU? Just because her ultimate compatible other turns out to be a man does not mean you can demean her character, her sexuality and her love for Frank. You can’t just go ‘sooo hetero lol’ and expect people to be okay with it. A bi person is still bi whether they decide to be with a guy or a girl. You CANNOT just wipe out their identity like that. And even if it was a straight relationship, so what? Yes we joke about heterosexuality being shit and all but that is STILL A SEXUALITY. A majority of the population identifies itself as such and they are in relationships that are passionate and caring and loving. Love is love no matter how or through whom its expressed and it shouldn’t be raved about only when its depicted through homosexuality. So I never thought I’d say this but TAKE YOUR HETEROPHORIA AND SHOVE IT UP WHERE THE SUN DON’T SHINE.
For people who regularly preach about equal acceptance, you sure are fucking prejudiced.