1. as i have been looking at petition summaries on change.org i have noticed that they have been written to address the audience as a whole and not just a specific person or two. we have rewritten this to reflect that fact, because we are trying to obtain the support of the general public as a whole.
2. in the seventh paragraph, there is a comment about our theme song being "we're not gonna take it" by twisted sister. i discussed some concerns i had about this paragraph with kat, but we both decided to see what the reviewers think about it. so please, leave a comment about this specific paragraph–positive or negative.
we appreciate all of the comments and observations you have provided us. with your help in forming this, this activity will truly be a group effort. –d=g
Over the course of Glee Season 3, it has become evident to the fans that there has been a double standard formed for different couples on this show.
There are many people that are greatly indignant about this. Thousands, even hundreds of thousands of fans of diverse age, gender and sexual orientation feel offended by this discriminatory policy, because to us, this means more than just not seeing our favorite couples kiss. This is about fairness and equality for everyone, not just Finn and Rachel, who've basically been so overdone that we have become frustrated by their multiple kisses and numerous storylines.
We are not ignorant to the fact that many scenes between Kurt, Blaine, Brittany, and Santana have been cut in post-production. We are aware that the decision to cut the Box Scene was because of time constraints, but it was constrained by scenes between Finn and Rachel that did not have the impact or relationship development that the Box Scene would have. We are not unaware of what has been going on, and we can tell the difference between censorship and honest editing.
Case in point: During "Nationals", three of the four it-couples on Glee celebrated with a kiss but, suspiciously, there was nothing from Kurt and Blaine.Nothing. All we saw was Kurt getting a hug from some random jock in the hallway. That is just one example of the double standard among the most evident, and we are frustrated by it.
By saying “we”, I do not just mean a few people. There are hundreds of thousands of fans that are outraged with the censorship of gay couples on “Glee”. This show used to send the message that being different made you special, but now, things have changed, and we are not happy.
Glee has and continues to give people hope, but to who? The Rachel Berrys of the world? The Finn Hudsons? The Quinn Fabrays? A lot of fans feel extremely outraged seeing the gay couples on Glee blatantly censored. Lots of LGBT fans feel hurt. The double standard, the inequality, is threatening a show that is meant to inspire people and, as you know from your own official polls, relies heavily on the presence and well being of Kurt and Blaine's and Brittany and Santana's romantic relationships. We cannot allow this being done to a show that we love and that is doing so much for our society. That's where we come in.
We won’t sit back and just let this happen anymore. We Kurt-Blaine (Klaine) fans have chosen our own theme song for our purpose: “We’re Not Gonna Take It” by Twisted Sister, because we aren’t. We are not gonna take it anymore! We refuse to let the fans be hurt by the show that used to make them feel like they had something and someone to look up to.
What we are asking for is equality. We want to see their relationships, see how they interact romantically and how they treat one another. We want to see their love stories grow and mature. We haven’t seen much of that since “The First Time”, which is one of the most admirable episodes of Season 3. Glee made history with that episode, and then suddenly, everything changed. The question is…why?
We are not asking for a nude make out session between Klaine orBrittana. What we are asking for is that they be treated the same as straight couples. Let them show affection. Let them kiss, hug, give simple touches to each other, hold hands, and have more than two storylines that got resolved in one episode. Finn and Rachel have had storylines that have lasted many episodes before being resolved; their marriage storyline lasted twelve. They’ve kissed more times in one episode than Kurt, Blaine, Brittany, and Santana have kissed in their respective relationships ever.
This is not fair. It is not fair to the actors that portray these roles, whose careers might be affected by a lack of storylines; the characters should be properly represented instead of pushed into the background because of sexual orientation. The fans that look up to this show are being taught the wrong lesson. All we ask is that you treat everyone on the show equally. Do not tell the children who watch this inspiring show that being gay suddenly makes you worth less than someone who is straight, because by cutting out scenes between Kurt and Blaine and Brittany and Santana, that’s exactly what is happening.