Chubarama posted this video and I just have to copy it here: it’s the most awesome Jon Stewart’s “Gaywatch” segment in The Daily Show, and one of them is about my hero, Will Phillips. You just have to watch it. (And a big LOL at Jon’s comment at the “What is a ‘gaywad’?” question.)
It is news such as this that makes me glad that I belong to the human race. It’s crazy to think that a 10-year-old boy would make a stand for something that doesn’t even involve him. Because of it, he’s ridiculed in his school and called a “gaywad.” When awkwardly asked with a “cute & funny” question, “What’s a ‘gaywad’?” Will replied:
I really don’t know. It’s a discriminatory name for homosexuals.
I love this kid! Ask a stupid question, you get a smart, perfunctory response from a. 10. year. old.
It’s interesting how the boy is more mature about the whole situation while his dad and the newscaster found the situation a bit humorous. This is not an attack on either of them, but this is just my observation based on how they interviewed and talked to the boy. The dad for instance started laughing when his son described how his classmates assumed that he was gay. Granted, the father is already involved in a very sticky situation and he’s an amazing father for supporting his son’s First Amendment rights. Still, point is, what if his son was gay? (But my have-a-chill-pill nitpickiness was thrown out the window when the dad lovingly elbowed Will at the end of the interview. It was such an “Awwww” moment.)
Nevertheless, Will Phillips is my hero. He’s only lived in this world for 1 decade, and he fully understands the concept of “Equal Rights.”
And, since this blog is about bear eye candy, Jay Phillips is definitely a very handsome bear. His reactions are utterly cute and adorable. You can see his right thumb quivering in the video while my hero kept picking on the threads of his jeans. I now want that t-shirt…