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Commenter Controversy Of The Week: Is Lizzy The Lezzy Recruiting Our Youth?

This week's commenter craziness award goes to Marc Hessel, who's adamant that he doesn't think "the younger youth" should have "their minds made for them" by watching a cartoon lesbian do standup comedy on the Internet or on a gay … Read More

By / February 29, 2008

This week's commenter craziness award goes to Marc Hessel, who's adamant that he doesn't think "the younger youth" should have "their minds made for them" by watching a cartoon lesbian do standup comedy on the Internet or on a gay cable network late at night. "I am not opposed to lesbians, however I am opposed to the younger generation getting the wrong message with an idealized cartoon character. Children will naturally want to become or envision themselves as that Superman, or Captain America. What will the next superhero be? Lizzy the Lezzy? Are you fucking serious?" Marc worries.

Other commenters were quick to chide Marc for his closedminded 'tude, pointing out that, well, just because something is a cartoon doesn't mean it's aimed at children and that he might be more "opposed to lesbians" than he'd like to admit.

But Marc is not a homophobe, he says. Case in point: he has not only seen 'Will and Grace,' he has "reflected deeply" on an episode in which Will's dad confronts his son's gayness.

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