Originally posted by kiwiana at Darren Criss on Glee: He's Making Parents Uncomfortable
One openly gay character on a hit teen show makes parents rave. Two gay characters on a hit teen show makes some parents uncomfortable. That appears to be the case with the introduction of Blaine, the new gay character on Glee, as played by television newbie Darren Criss.
Chris Colfer has been receiving rave reviews of his performance of the character Kurt Hummel on the hit Fox series since it debuted last year. His ability to play an openly gay character full of teenage angst including his crush on quarterback Finn has been a major hit with teens and fans alike. It is the introduction of a new character who may be a potential love interest for Kurt that has gotten some parents squirming in their seats.
Darren Criss’ debut performance in the role of Blaine has gotten tongues wagging. Some folks are hoping for a love connection between Kurt and Blaine. Some folks are definitely hoping the storyline gets trashed. His addition to the cast has already brought about Kurt’s first kiss although it wasn’t Blaine giving the kiss and some parents are concerned with where the story is headed. Based on comments on our previous posts on Darren’s addition to the cast some folks believe that having a same sex love story on early in the evening is inappropriate for kids or that the show is pushing too progressive of a storyline for the innocent eyes of teens to see.
It is apparently alright to introduce a new love interest for Quinn this season, but Kurt is going to have to wait for love until people become a little more comfortable with a gay love story on the show!
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