Were Gay People Truly All Offended by Andrew Yang’s Recent Remarks?
Maybe it’s just me and maybe I look at these things differently, but I wasn’t offended by Andrew Yang’s remarks and I still actually like Andrew Yang. In fact, it takes a lot more to offend me than something like this. But from what I saw on Twitter the day all this went down, you would have thought Andrew Yang killed a kitten.
To Harris Doran, a club member and filmmaker, Mr. Yang’s insistence on referring to members as “your community” particularly stung.
“He kept calling us ‘Your community,’ like we were aliens,” Mr. Doran said.
Here’s more. I’m not saying his remarks weren’t a little ridiculous. I’m just saying I wasn’t offended by them. I stopped getting that offended a long time ago. He can’t help himself because this is what he’s been taught to believe is right. He thinks he’s just being an ally like so many others. I also hate the double standards. Debra Messing and Bette Midler say similar things and they get free passes. I see things like this happen daily and if I got offended by everything I saw I wouldn’t be much good for anything.
So, while some gay people may have been offended by Yang’s remarks, not all gay people were offended. I wasn’t offended. I asked Tony and he wasn’t offended. And then I asked several more gay friends and they weren’t offended. I trust my own instincts.