America’s Got Talented Gays
Frequently, on TV talent shows, a contestant’s “back story” is shared. I have seen a few gay contestants sadly explain that their families have not been supportive of their announced lifestyle choice. Apparently, they want the viewing audience to be aware of their personal family struggles in addition to simply appreciating their talents as performers.
During the stages of competition, things are said by these performers about how the people of America who vote for their acts are their “family” now.
Last night, one of the gay contestants reported that he has been re-united with his parents as a result of being on America’s Got Talent.
That leads me to conclude that the parents did not disapprove of their son’s sexual orientation, which, presumably, has not changed during the course of the show. Rather, it seems that what they had been waiting for to reconcile was for their son to get into the semi-finals of the competition.
“Son, up until now, we were disappointed in you because you had never performed at Radio City Music Hall, but now that you have appeared there on America’s Got Talent, we can accept you for who you are — someone with a chance to win one million dollars.”
Now they can love him. If he can get them tickets to the finals, he would be even easier to love.