Is Glee's "Kurt" an Offensive Stereotype?
March 15, 2011 2:41 PM Subscribe
posted by modernnomad (176 comments total)
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Glee has been massive ratings success
for Fox and the character of Kurt has been named one of the "best gay characters
" of all time. But others argue Kurt is nothing more than the latest embodiment of a tired cliche
-- the 'fabulous' gay man.[The character of Kurt has been] hailed as a TV breakthrough, a positive role model for the Bieber generation. But with his fondness for makeovers, dance routines and the boy troubles of his girlfriends, I wonder if the character just buys into a sickly Gleeché... The stereotype he embodies does of course exist. But what about the majority of gay men who aren't represented on TV? Gay teenagers must gulp with fear when they see Kurt, as he confuses the closet-door with a piano lid and makes being gay look like a full-time job.