"When you watch Torchwood there is a warning at the very beginning that some scenes may offend or disturb people, so if you allow your children to sit and watch it with you that’s your responsibility, it’s not ours anymore. We kissed, we held each other, we lay on top of each other in bed… and there were lots of complaints about that. Nobody complained that I was shot in the head four times, there were burning people in ovens, that I was stabbed by a mob of 50 people hundreds of times, and I was hanging dripping my blood in a pit. So that’s what confuses me, because you’re not complaining about gay sex, you’re complaining about two men kissing. And it’s 2011. And people say, “Well why should we have that on television?” Because the BBC have to represent the greater public — and there are gay people out there who pay their television license. For people to complain, that’s your prerogative — but you know what, none of them turned it off! They were just embarrassed because it put them in a position where they had to explain things to their kids or their family which probably should have been explained a long time ago."
This is why I love him, and why I will always love him.
The fact that people complain about sex, while never complaining about violence is so very revealing about our society.
IF YOU ARE COMFORTABLE EXPLAINING “COUNTRYCIDE” AND “CHILDREN OF EARTH” BUT NOT SAME-SEX RELATIONSHIPS TO YOUR CHILDREN
GET THE ACTUAL FUCK OUT.
This is EXACTLY what my problem was with Abbington when she complained about the presence of homoerotic fanart involving a character played by Martin. It’s WAY easier to find pics of Martin in naked/hetero scenes, or either of them with a gun, than it is to find Johnlock fanart. Barrowman nails it perfectly: nobody’s complaining about the violence; they’re complaining about the gay. And secondly, it’s no one’s job but a parent’s to control what their kids see. Bless, Barrowman. Bless.
YES YES YES YES YES YES, ALL OF THE ABOVE. My children have asked me about John and Sherlock specifically, because I talk about it so damned much. And I simply say they’re in love and I wish they’d be together. And my children, bless them, have never flinched at the idea of two men being in love. They just agree they should be together if they love each other. We listen to my Johnlock mix of music, and my daughter asked me about certain songs, and I say it just reminds me of them because it’s about two people who really love each other a lot.
Kids should understand that love is love. If you teach them anything else about same sex relationships, it’s planting a seed of bigotry.