Sep 4, 2014
Kieron Richardson: Questioning His Sexuality
So they made Steven wonder if he might be gay. While he was wondering, he got involved in a violent same-sex relationship, and later got a new boyfriend and married him. Apparently while still wondering.
During all of this, Kieron announced that he was gay in real life.
Um...Kieron, have you being paying attention to your own storyline? The phrase "question your sexuality" is in itself homophobic, asserting that being heterosexual is the default, a universal category, and you turn gay when you become "confused."
That's a Hollywood myth. I have never once met any gay person who was ever "confused." They knew exactly who they were attracted to. It was the heterosexuals who were confused, constantly chiming "What girl do you like?" to gay boys and "What boy do you like?" to gay girls.
In July 2014, a footballer named Kieran Richardson signed on to the Aston Villa team, thus making headlines in Britain. Fans confused the two, and thought the footballer was gay.
Suddenly Kieron started receiving homophobic tweets. He was shocked.