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we are currently working on creating a petition through change.org to protest the double standard and gross inequality on glee. kat wrote this first draft and we would like you to read it and give us feedback, positive or negative. kat and i have discussed this draft a bit, but since we are trying to write this so it represents everyone, we want your input so that it truly feels like it belongs to all of us. –d=g
Alright, here's what I think should be on the petition (just a rough draft)...
We come bearing no physical agression towards your company or executives. This is meant to be a proffesional plea for something we believe strongly in.
The fans of Klaine and Britanna, two of the most popular couples on "Glee", are...well, pissed off, pardon my French. We've noticed that as of lately, a double standard has been formed, and we're not happy about it.
After the Civil Rights and Women's Rights movements from the 20th century, you'd think now that the message of equality for all would be comprehended. Yet, here we are, starting at square one by not giving a gay couple as much screentime or displays of affection than a straight couple.
Let me be very clear here; we are not asking for a nude makeout session from either of these couples. We're asking for equality. Finn and Rachel, the most popular straight couple, have kissed more times in one episode than Kurt, Blaine, Brittany, and Santana have kissed in their respective relationships ever.
There are many people that are extremely angry about this. You have thousands, even millions of angry fans at your doorstep, because to us, this means more than just not seeing our favorite couples kiss. This is about fairness for everyone, not just Finn and Rachel, who've basically been so overdone that we've gotten sick of seeing them kiss every single episode.
Which brings up our next point; we're not asking for a kiss every episode. Every couple needs their own moment to shine (which seemed to be all the time for Finn and Rachel, just saying). We're asking that Kurt, Blaine, Brittany, and Santana actually gettheir moments to shine. The first half of Season 3 was pretty good for Kurt and Blaine, and then the second half kind of went to hell.
Remember during "Nationals", when all of the couples were celebrating? Nothing from Kurt and Blaine. Nothing. Every other official couple celebrated in some form, and yet all we saw was Kurt getting a hug from some random jock in the hallway. That's just one instance of the double standard, and we've gotten pretty sick of it.
Glee is supposed to inspire people, to give them hope, but to who? The Rachel Berry's of the world? The Finn Hudson's? The Quinn Fabray's? I know for a fact that a lot of gay and lesbian fans feel extremely hurt seeing the gay couples on Glee blatantly ignored. The double standard is hurting your fans, and in the end, that's what the show is about. While the show is meant to inspire people, the number of fans who watch also controls how much money you get. That's where we come in.
Let me make myself clear; if this double standard continues, and Kurt, Blaine, Britanny, and Santana keep being ignored and cut out because of their sexuality, wewill stop watching, and not just "Glee". We will boycott every single one of your shows, from "The Simpons" to "Family Guy", and everything in between. Your rating will plummet, and therefore, you get less money. It's your choice, FOX; treat everyone equally and set a good example for TV networks everywhere, or continue to treat the gay couples unfairly and lose hundreds of thousands of fans because you refuse to realize that just because you're gay doesn't mean you're not equal to someone who's straight.
That's the message you're sending to people. It's the same thing as saying that black people aren't equal to white people, or women aren't equal to men. There's literally no difference; prejudice is prejudice, plain and simple, just like love is love, no matter who is involved. All we ask is that you realize that, and do something about it. If not, you continue to hurt your fans, gay and straight, and lose many of them because of your ignorance.
(whatever you think we should put here. Maybe "Glee fans"?)