Conservatives Call Gay ‘Glee’ Episode ‘Product Placement’
This video is just crazy talk. Gay rights activist Ray Hill faces off against Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association.
Fischer calls the show product placement, saying, “[A]dvertisers purchase time on television programs because they know that what people see on television influences their behavior and influences their choices. We should not glamorize it [gay relationships] anymore than we would glamorize intravenous drug use.”
He also compares gay sex to being as dangerous as intravenous drug use!! He talks erroneously about HIV, completely ignoring that heterosexual contact has been a driver of HIV for the last ten years.
I also think that they give far too little credit to human agency, and far too much to the power of product placement. Just because I see a product on TV doesn’t mean I mindlessly head to the mall and buy it! People do have brains – even though it’s sometimes hard to believe.
ABC News talked to Dan Gainor, vice president of conservative media watchdog Media Research Center: “This is [creator] Ryan Murphy’s latest depraved initiative to promote his gay agenda. This is clearly Ryan Murphy’s vision of what growing up should be, not most of America’s. It’s a high school most parents would not want to send their kids too.”