Ridiculous Anti-Gay Comic Book Could be Offensive if it Wasn’t so Outrageous
So I was traipsing around the Internet when I stumbled upon a goldmine, y’all. Comics with Problems is a section of Ethan Persoff’s website that features comics used to warn people of social issues, if that makes sense. Think of them like PSAs, but in book form.
We’re not merely talking about “Smoking is bad” comics here. These are very detailed stories about drug use, VD, abortion, and the biggest threat of them all… HOMOSEXUALITY!
The comic that sparked this post (though they’re all worth a read) is about homosexuality and the evils of it, and is rightly called “Homosexuality: Legitimate, Alternate DEATHSTYLE.” Before your mind wanders to images of metal bands, here’s an excerpt from the FIRST PAGE of this book.
Honestly, the book reads like a Conservative How-To guide for hating gay people. The book touches on gay staples, such as fisting, golden showers, gay bath houses, molesting children and willy-nilly spreading HIV. Groan. Talk about homophobia!
Granted, this was back in ’86 when not a whole lot was known about HIV and whatnot, but that’s no excuse for the blatant hatred and horribly offensive language in this book. It would greatly offend me… if it wasn’t so over the top and completely inane.
The language may be awful and the book may be a blight to society, but honestly, can any of you read a page with a disclaimer that reads: “Warning! This chapter contains graphic details of the types of perverted acts homosexuals perform. We include them for your information, so you’ll know exactly how depraved they are. We hope you are not too offended,” and not laugh to yourself?
The stuff is so crazy, I can’t help but be amused. Then, to top it all off, they have “expert” critics quoted on the back, praising this book as being a “blockbuster” and saying that “the reader will be amused by the skillfully rendered cartoons and, at the same time, informed by the superbly-researched, factual content of the supportive writings.” LOL!
I’ve included a link to the comic, which is split into two parts (entry #28 and #30). After you’ve checked it out and sufficiently giggled, you can check out all the other Comics with Problems entries.
Which part was your favorite of the “superbly-researched, factual” summary of our lifestyle?