Totally agree re LJG and thank you for saying that. LJG is quintessential Nice Guy trope. I don't like how DG thinks she made him an acceptable gay character when having him obsessively in love with a straight man is the height of stereotypical portrayal of homosexuals in fiction
I remember when Beauty and the Beast came out I was reminded of Lord John. Because everyone was all like omg Disney has a canonically gay character! But it was one who was in love with a straight guy who treated him like shit. Like seriously? This is what they were trying to get kudos for?
Jamie doesn’t treat John like shit, and they are good friends to each other. But it’s the Nice Guy™ nonsense combined with the gay guy who can’t get over the straight guy trope that kind of turns me off of the character.