ok but a genuine question, why do straight people get so defensive when you point out that they said something harmful. they’re like “IM NOT A HOMOPHOBE” like it’s okay helen, no one thinks you’re satan’s spawn, just apologize n move on.
i’d much rather forgive someone who sincerely apologizes for saying something hurtful, than someone who tries to excuse themselves or make it all about their feelings in the situation.
shitty comments happen to everyone, they don’t necessarily make you a bad person. but refusing to own your mistake and apologize, does.