Sean Hayes Is Not A Fan Of 'Insider Homophobia'

June 28, 2018 | Posted in Celebrity by trey-paul

Sean Hayes is one of the funniest actors on television, hands down. His work on Will & Grace has helped paved the way for many of us to feel more comfortable being our true selves in social settings. For others, his "Jack" character is too stereotypical for TV in 2018.

In a recent interview with PrideSource, Hayes gave his own opinion about those who feel his character is "too gay."

"I think that’s insider homophobia," he said. "Because I know people like Jack, because one part of me is like Jack, and so if you’re saying people in the gay community were concerned that I was playing Jack a certain way and people would 'worry' that gay people act like that, they do act like that."

Furthermore, he points out that every character on the show is a representation of people in the real world. He added, "There are people on all spectrums of human behavior in the gay community, just like there are people on all spectrums of human behavior in the straight community, so I nix that and I say 'bye' to that – I say, 'bye, Felicia!' – because that doesn’t make any sense to me."

Hayes' word resonate with me on a personal level. I consider myself a pretty well-rounded gay. On one hand I can work on cars, go hunting, and I'm a huge fan of many sports. On the other, I'm a firm advocate for current fashion trends and I will lose my shit if I meet a queen from RuPaul's Drag Race when I'm out in the city. That being said, it's painful to hear when others within the community feel they have a right to question my overall demeanor - which they do.

Instead of nitpicking and trying to decide what makes a "good gay," we should all learn to be more accepting and embrace each other for who we are. The term "stereotypical" shouldn't even exist in the LGBTQ community.

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