Why do people get so triggered about introducing LGBT characters into movies?

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  1. MikaDubbz

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    Pretty sure that's exactly the kind of conversation they've been having at Lucasfilm ever since Disney acquired them. Perhaps not in those words, but they've made a very clear effort to get a diverse cast that isn't just white guys (and droids and aliens). I personally don't care how much diversity the films have, but it is pretty obvious that they've made a blatant effort to get a real diverse cast.
     
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  2. Coto

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    But the people behind Lucasfilm get paid to build content. I am asking honestly, to any member that may be in GBATemp.
     
  3. MikaDubbz

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    Oh I thought you were saying just in general, cuz its pretty obvious in hollywood right now that more than ever they're trying to get more actors beyond white people in their films.
     
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  4. lcie nimbus

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    An Honest question.
    Why is it that when someone is gay, that is the only thing most other people will focus on ? not about what sort of person they are, what they do and whatnot, they just fixate on the fact that they are gay. and then most guys assume gay guys want to get in their pants. not that they might not be attracted to them, just like you're not attracted to every woman or guy you see. but they let that one trait define that person. someone explain why ?
     
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    That's honestly pseudo-intellectual garbage and doesn't actually do anything to hinder them. Their entire end goal is literally stripping rights away from people and having them kill. They aren't protesting because they don't have rights, they are protesting because they don't want others to have rights. Tolerating them and giving them space/peace to protest only shows that they are welcome to continue future public acts and they will get worse. You are only helping them, not anyone else.

    They have the right to say it, but they are not free of retaliation for doing so. As well I actually have a very valid reason to be worried about hate groups in my location. There's actually an extremely high amount of Neo-NAZI groups and even a KKK meeting place in my area that I didn't even know about until moving here. It's actually extremely common for me to help customers who have all kinds of NAZI symbols tattooed on them and or wearing NAZI paraphernalia. Nothing has happened to me thus far, but it's still alarming to me that there's such a high number of these people in my area and they are starting to become more public about it. Being that I am trans and a person who works in customer service, I feel it's very valid for me to worry about these people. Just because they are respectful to me when cameras are looking, doesn't mean they are going to be the same when I am walking home from work.
     
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    It depends what the retaliation is. Again I am absolutely opposed to the physical stuff that the likes of people operating under the banner of antifa seem to be putting out there. If you don't want to let them join your clubs, have your jobs and such like then fine, righteous even, but the physical stuff is wrong and the trying to deny them the option to speak (the shouting down, disruptions, fire alarms and what have you) seems silly at best.

    He who instigates the fight, which is typically the one that throws the first punch, is the arsehole. It is a really simple concept and if followed then nobody gets hit and that is a good thing.
     
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  7. Snugglevixen

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    Girl here just wanting to chime in that I'm from a very masculine family and I was basically raised for traditionally male stuff, yet I feel much more compelled and fulfilling to do traditionally female stuff like taking care of people.
    I keep getting told off and told to get a well paying job in IT but I just have no instinct to do so. My only interest in IT is to the extent of tending to mine and my family's tech, like a mom stitching a damaged teddy bear.
     
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  8. AdenTheThird

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    I think people get triggered because it can contradict beliefs, religions, and feelings in some cases and people don't want their children seeing that. For example, I am Christian, and know that many Christians (including myself) believe that being gay, transgender, etc. is against God's law in the Bible.
     
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  9. Haloman800

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    Why do people get butthurt at the lack of homosexuals in movies? :unsure:
     
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    I'm not particularly convinced that anyone does. They just get excited when there is LGBT representation in a movie they enjoy, for obvious reasons. The two aren't equivalent
     
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    People only really get annoyed when movies and characters are badly written, and I think I gave that answer to this thread a millennia ago. How is this still going on? Is this the new "milk is bad for you" thread?
     
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  12. Snugglevixen

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    As an LGBT person I feel alienated when people obsess over an LGBT character.
    Why can't we just treat LGBT people in movies like it's a pretty normal thing to come across like it is in real life.
     
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    I don't want to get into a religious argument with you or anything, I don't object to your faith, but I want to know how you'd respond to a common critique of that line of thinking.

    If science has proven that being gay is not a choice and is highly correlated with factors at birth, why would God create people who he was then against the existence of?

    What would your response be to that? Am I interpreting your theology wrong? Let me know.
     
  14. TotalInsanity4

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    Exactly
     
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    Every time I've seen that happen, it's come off as excessively cringey. Then you also get into some weird fetishization by certain crowds, I think you know what I'm talking about.
     
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    First off, thank you for being polite. Secondly, in the Bible, it is said that God created man and woman to love each other and them only. The Bible states that being gay is a sin. The reason we are gay is because of the devil, who tempts us into sin and tries to get us to think that it's all right. God is not against our existence. But He does give us freedom to do what we choose, and sin often tempts people because of that.

    Again, if you don't agree with this, it's fine, but I'm just answering your question based on what you told me.
     
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    Thanks for your response! Wanted to understand your side a bit.
     
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  18. PokeGlitcher04

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    I'm 13 and straight (yet at the slightest bisexual), I have 2 friends 1 gay the other lesbian and had 2 bisexual girlfriends I'm fine with them because they're the same as you a me, to be honest at times it can get weird but every one is, I'm even proud to say that I saw love, Simon and actually loved the movie but did look away at the end reason being I was with a friend who is straighter than a ruler and didn't want to be deemed gay. After seeing it I learn gays are alright and don't agree that they go to hell like my grand father would like to think.

    This is also Gbatemp which is a place where people go to talk about the illegal things that they do with electronics which is also a sin if you think about it but do we care nah I don't think so
     
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  19. PokeGlitcher04

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    Bro how's that got to with the topic
    And bro this a thread were we agree on one thing and that's Gays are alright

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    I'm christian and I don't believe that
     
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    Well, I am stating it myself there.
    I think people get annoyed only when characters are badly written. It has all to do with the topic.
    Many times in movies they try to be "inclusive" in a very shallow way, that is, they just put in an LGBT character that is not well written, and they just put it in there to say "we're being inclusive", so people don't get angry by the introduction of LGBT characters per se, but by the lack of effort as they are putting badly written characters in and almost treating it like a fad to draw viewers in.
     
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