I don’t know why I even bother watching Glee anymore. It’s not the same show it used to be. But it still seems to be the most popular show EVER.
So much has changed since the last time I really sat down to watch it. Santana and Brittany are lesbians. Rachel and Finn are getting married. Quinn and Mercedes are in a group called the God Squad. So much lunacy, so little time to show it. My opinions about the show may not necessarily be in the majority, so I’ll hang onto them for now until I can do a real review of an episode that I’ve watched in its entirety, not just one I happened to catch a few scenes of.
I’m all about gay rights. And I’m anti-bullying . And I want to stand on my soapbox for a minute and mention that kids can be mean. And it’s not right that kids can be so mean that they make someone even consider suicide. The storyline I caught dealt with a character being gay and having previously come out of the closet to some people. Others found out, and the bullying began. It got so bad for the character that he attempted suicide. This makes me sad. It makes me sad that someone could get to that point and feel like they have nowhere to go or no one to turn to. There has to be something better than that. But sadly, kids can be so mean that some kids just feel like they have no place to go.
I don’t know how to stop the bullying other than from source. Teach your children about equality. Teach your children manners. Teach your children that it is not okay to be mean to someone. Teach you children to reach out for help if they need it, or if they see someone else that needs it. It begins at home.
I’ll step down from my soapbox for now, if you’d even call it that.
What are your thoughts on television shows that deal with serious issues, including bullying and suicide? It is an effective way of making people aware?