Billy Crystal Is Offended That You’re Offended By Him Not Wanting Gratuitous Gay Sex on TV

Just because Billy Crystal played one of television’s first gay characters back in 1977 — that’s Jodie from Soap for you youngsters out there — doesn’t mean he wants to see lots of gratuitous gay sex on television.

And if that offends you … well, then he’s offended by your sensitivity.

The Huffington Post reports that while promoting his upcoming new FX series The Comedians, Crystal shared his views on the way the modern day tube depicts gay sex.

“Sometimes I think, ‘Ah that’s too much for me,’” the comedian said. “Sometimes, it’s just pushing it a little too far for my taste and I’m not going to reveal to you which ones they are.”

Naturally, Crystal’s statements were perceived as rampant homophobia — even though none of his comments were actually fear-based — so he later commented on his comments:

I don’t understand why there would be anything offensive that I said. When it gets too far either visually … now, that world exists because it does for the hetero world, it exists, and I don’t want to see that either. But when I feel it’s a cause, when I feel it’s “You’re going to like my lifestyle,” no matter what it is, I’m going to have a problem, and there were a couple of shows I went “I couldn’t watch that with somebody else.” That’s fine. If whoever writes it or produces it … totally get it. It’s all about personal taste …

Crystal went on to say “we live in a very scary time in many ways. You can’t say this, you can’t say that, you can’t offend this group, that group. […] I don’t understand why everyone is watching out for the other person. That’s offensive to me.”

Should we kick it up a notch and say we’re offended that he’s offended by our taking offense at his comments? Or should we just let it go and let the guy enjoy his First Amendment rights? We vote for the latter.

Source:: Queerty

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