posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 11:16 AM
I was at some traffic lights today when a bus went past with the following poster-
Initially, I didn't know how to respond. I guess the message is trying to promote tolerance to gay people but it never had that impact on me. After
a few minutes of contemplation, I found it borderline offensive- the poster is telling me what to think and assuming I have an issue with something I
do not. Surely, I am able to make my own mind up over something like this?
The 'Get Over It!' complete with '!' for attitude is almost confrontational.
The poster is telling me to 'get over' something I wasn't even thinking about, the poster thus forces an opinion on you completely out of nowhere.
People are free to be gay, but do I need to be driving my car and see a poster telling me to 'Get over' something I'm not even concerned about?
The slogan turns out to have been designed back in 2007 by school kids to start a 'zero tolerance' campaign towards homophobia. I would argue that is
a noble cause in terms of people having the right to be what they are amongst two consenting people, but surely this poster is going about it all
If you have someone who is homophobic, then if they see this poster it's not going to change their opinion, in many ways it would strengthen their
view- trying to impose how someone thinks is not how a democratic society should be IMO.
What is your reaction to such a poster?
edit on 26-10-2012 by Wonderer2012 because: (no reason given)