March 23, 2011
Former SNL Star Slammed for 'Homophobia'
Victoria Jackson takes 'Glee' to task for airing a kiss between gay young men
Former Saturday Night Live star Victoria Jackson, writing for the hyper-conservative World Net Daily, said that last week's episode of Glee, which featured a kiss between gay characters Kurt and Blaine, was "sickening" and that "besides shoving the gay thing down our throats, they made a mockery of Christians – again! I wonder what their agenda is? Hey, producers of "Glee" – what's your agenda? One-way tolerance?"
The comments came near the end of an article titled "The Muslims Next Door," in which Jackson had ridiculed Muslims on a number of fronts: "Why do liberals embrace Shariah law even though 'beheading your wife' seems to go against the feminist movement's mantra? Why do liberals embrace Islam knowing it frowns on homosexuality? Because they have the same goals. Progressives, communists, liberals, globalists and Muslims want to destroy America. When that goal is reached, they will fight for top billing. It will be bloody."
But it was Jackson's comments about Glee's gay kiss that really stirred the pot on Tuesday. The Huffington Post and E! Online both called it a "homophobic rant." Popeater.com called it an "anti-tolerance crusade." Perez Hilton urges Jackson to "keep your homophobic, narrow-minded, tea-party babble to yourself, 'kay?!"
Showbiz Tonight ostensibly gave Jackson a chance to defend her comments on the air, but the report was hardly objective and was clearly meant to tear Jackson down. The webpage, after all, is titled, "Victoria Jackson blasts 'Glee,' gays while waving Bible," and the video carried such blurbs as "Glee Kiss Outrage!" and "Lip-Lock Lashout!" And while interviewing Jackson, Showbiz Tonight showed the kiss eight times in less than five minutes.
On Showbiz Tonight, Jackson dismissed the accusations of homophobia by saying "that's a cute little buzz word of the liberal agenda," adding, "The Bible says homosexuality is a sin." See the entire video here: