Helpful Video Explains How to Talk to Your Kids About Michael Sam (Video)
After Michael Sam got drafted by the St. Louis Rams the other day, a lot of people were upset about the fact that ESPN aired footage of him kissing his boyfriend upon hearing the news. Most were childish “ewww, that’s guh-rooosss” type responses, of course, which don’t really merit a response since they are completely irrational.
However, some people made rational-sounding arguments about wanting to protect the innocence of their children. “What am I supposed to tell my kid,” such people asked, as though Michael Sam’s boyfriend had been wearing makeup, thigh-high boots, and a leather corset.
There are, of course, several ways to answer this question. The simple one would be to tell your kid that, for whatever reason, some men like other men instead of women, and that it’s really not a big deal, regardless of your religious beliefs, since it has no bearing on your life.
A more sarcastic solutions would be to make a YouTube video pointing out how hypocritical it is that people are bothered by an NFL player kissing a dude, but are totally fine with rapists, drunk drivers, murderers, and wife beaters.
You know, a video like this:
What can I say? It’s funny because it’s true.