Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Romeo and Julian?

It's been almost a week since this headline hit the newspapers (sorry for the late post!), but I'm sure some of you guys and girls in the US haven't heard about it...

Apparently, after a group of students from a mixed race and gender school in East London, it sparked a controversial argument about whether 'Romeo and Julian' (a pla
y about tackling homophobia, based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet) should be allowed.

According to parents, they think it is ludicrous for 'such a literary masterpiece to be used as a basis for such a politically correct purpose'. Now, excuse me if I'm wrong, but shouldn't we be wanting to use well-known plays and books to put across today's issues so that the audience can relate to them?

Also, it was said that all parents want children to be learning 'Romeo and Juliet' and not 'Romeo and Julian'. Then tell me now why it is acceptable to teach children about suicide (which is not a part of every day human life - if you're emotionally stable, of course) but it is not acceptable to teach them about homosexuality (which is firmly a part of every day human life.)

Straight parents of the UK: the world is changing, get the f**k over it!

P.s. Sorry, gays, for posting such a gut-wrenching, vomit-worthy picture above. (Yes, I was deliberately trying to be heterophobic - which would cause absolute uproar if it were to be more mainstream. See how we feel hetties?)

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