Sunday, January 22, 2012

Just when you thought gay teenager Ben Mitchell couldn't get any worse, the BBC proves you wrong. Seems the person who suggested there could still be hope for Ben Mitchell's redemption was mistaken - according to The Sun he will turn cold-blooded killer in a shock new EastEnders plot.

The commentator mentioned that EastEnders' executive producer is gay. I'm not sure why that is important. Too often, those in media and showbiz circles are more interested in their own self-advancement rather than the welfare of others.

The United Nations Human Rights Commissioner believes TV programmes, especially programmes watched by the young, should help promote positive images of LGBT people. But a quick glance at some of the Twitter comments last week demonstrates just how much hatred gay teen Ben Mitchell elicits.

With a dearth of role models on BBC TV, is it any wonder that homophobic bullying is so prevalent is UK schools?

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