|mom:||you're so beautiful, sweetie!|
|dad:||if any boy asks you out, i'm coming for him.|
|grandparents:||you're so gorgeous, guys must be all over you|
|friends of parents:||you're going to break a lot of hearts|
|friends:||you're pretty, now shut up.|
|boys:||why is that potato looking at me|
"Let’s just say we’re doing it for a pal in the army."
White Christmas (1954)
So, I stumbled upon this new “love song” by John Mayer ft. Katy Perry - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=nSRCpertZn8.
It was shared on my News Feed, so I figured “why not watch it.” I noticed the title “Who You Love,” and thought what a great title for something that combats homophobia. Almost seems like a NOH8 slogan or the like. I mean, the chorus itself sounds like something out of Macklemore album - “You love who you love…”
BUT. Much to my surprise, every single couplein this video (except for what looks like one lesbian couple who has maybe three seconds of screen time and is severely underrepresented compared to the other couples) is a heterosexual couple. Granted, it battles the prejudices people may hold of couples from different racial or ethnic backgrounds, but it’s missing something huge. It’s missing the opportunity to use a perfect song and title to further advance the conversation for LGBTQ couples’ - people who simply “love who they love,” but are often refused the ability to do so.
Quite disappointed in John Mayer and Katy Perry at the moment.
Clearly whoever made this graphic hasn’t been to China. 1.3 billion people soon become your intimate lovers everywhere you go.