Comedian Margaret Cho is “disappointed”
with Victoria Jackson's rant against a kiss between Darren Criss and
Chris Colfer on the Fox musical-comedy Glee.
In an op-ed published last week, the
Saturday Night Live alum wrote that the kiss “sickened”
her. In several television appearances, Jackson went on to defend
her comments. And in a new op-ed published Friday, she
railed against her critics and argued that such programming robs
children of their innocence.
“It's super upsetting to see how
homophobic and hateful her views are,” Cho
wrote on her website.
“I can't tell you how disappointing
it was to see her actually hold up the bible and shake it,” she
said, referring to several television appearances.
“Why don’t these 'Christians'
understand that gays and lesbians and queers are HUMAN BEINGS????? We
need to have our stories told, just like everyone else. It’s not
perverse and it’s not obscene. It’s LOVE.”
Cho went on to praise Glee's gay
romantic storylines. (Which
also includes just out Santana, played by Naya Rivera.)
“In fact, we need to see more gay
love stories on television, because we have had to hide them for so
long – especially involving the younger generation, who need
visibility and support and guidance and advice and attention. Glee
is the greatest thing to happen to gay kids, and I cry when the show
bravely tells their truth, time and time again.”
“I hate to say I am no longer a
Victoria Jackson fan, which hurts because she’s really cute – but
homophobia kills my boner for someone every time,” she added.