• Mon, Aug 27 2012

Homophobic Utah TV Station Bans The New Normal Because It’s Gay, Accidentally Gives It Tons Of Free PR

Oh bigots! They’ll never learn that publicly banning something for homophobic reasons always backfires on them. The news that a local Utah NBC affiliate KSL-TV refuses to air The New Normal because it features a gay couple raising a child provides an excellent example of this phenomenon. Media outlets will be super fast to pick up this story, resulting in the affiliate coming up with some kind of offensive statement about the sanctity of marriage. Which will be followed up with outrage from the Internet community, hilarious Facebook commenting on the affiliate’s Facebook page and a big scarlett H.

After they get tired of being called out on their homophobia, they’ll change the mind and act like it was all some kind of wacky misunderstanding.

The New Normal is ranking highly on a lot of critics’ lists as one of the top new comedies premiering this season. The show stars Justin Bartha and Andrew Rannells as a gay couple building a family with the help of a surrogate mother. Despite the fact that I’m weary about producer Ryan Murphy (producer of the once great and now not-so-great Glee) being involved in this show, I’m still excited to see it because of the awesome cast.  I mean, Real Housewife of Atlanta NeNe Leakes is in it.

If that’s not enough to get you to set your DVR, just think about the fact that every time a non-homophobe watches the show, a bigot grows a brain. That’s just a little scientific fact I learned by watching a lot of Bill Nye during my childhood.

So do your best to share this story and shame this Utah station into changing their minds. We wouldn’t want them to be on the wrong side of history, not when it comes to fall TV ratings.

(Photo: NBCUMV)

 

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  • RodL

    Unfortunately they wont change their minds. I have lived in UTAH for about 20 years and the Nazi-Mormon establishment will continue to censor as they always have. Hell…when the LDS purchased KSL (NBC Affiliate) they would not carry Saturday Night Live either…you have to watch it on the WB network…ridiculous!!!!!

  • melissa green

    I can’t believe they would ban a show that promotes acceptance
    and a loving family life. Wow! I’m definitely going to take your advice and set
    my DVR to record it to show my support and brag about the success of the series
    to all the haters out there; I’m going to tell all my friends, family and Dish
    coworkers to do the same! My DVR is sure going to be busy this fall, with all
    the new shows premiering. It’s lucky that I upgraded to the Hopper DVR, which
    lets me record up to six things, so I can make sure not to miss out on
    anything. Thank you for spreading the word about this show, and I will do the
    same!