Black Panther and
Why have i seen among some in the media, this angst, about including homosexuality in Black Panther?
Homosexuality, for all those who desire to falsely claim its origin to be anything other than European; is exactly that, false. Homosexuality and lesbianism is culturally germane to Europe and the Western (white) nations. To even add this behavior to African culture, is pretty much the same as any other import from the outside world that has been forced upon Africa and African people. You can call it homophobic or hate, or whatever you like. It isn't hate of any kind. But that may be your method of pushing your thinking, your way, on those who disagree with it.
Homosexual behavior is not germane to Africa. In fact, it is against the very nature and History of African people before the coming of European domination. So why would it be portrayed as apart of even a fictional world, that is in many ways an actual reflection of what Whites came to Africa to witness over 3,000 ago. Africa historically, was to Europe and the world, what the fictional Wakanda is to the world in Black Panther. So why would a European invention, and culture be included in the depiction of an ultra Black world. I am aware that many Black people have adapted this behavior, that is of European origin. And there is this push to make the world accept it. You want this “representation”, in a world (Wakanda) where there should be none. Also. Why not this desire, this push, for this “representation” of homosexuality, in other MCU movies? Why Black Panther? Why does homosexuality have to be "represented" in a movie with a historically almost all black cast of mostly positive characters? This question of representation of gay people hadn't been an issue before now. Why this particular movie??
This push to include”queer” into everything as a matter of “representation” is simply propagandist. Some of you who advocate this, seem to be among the great many of you who want to equivocate the struggle of Black people with that of the struggle of Gay people. And you are incorrect. While i advocate human rights for Gay people, as i do Black people, there are no special rights that should be afforded to anyone. Human rights for black people. And the same should be for LGTBQ. Gay people shouldn't be denied any right that any human being should have. But nothing special. If this is achieved, equality will be achieved. You’re gay, great. Be you. You want to equivocate black representation with that of gay representation. It is not the same at all. And to attempt to plant gay "representation" in an almost all Black movie with positive representations; seems to attempt to either equate black desire for equal and human representation. Or. It is an attempt to graft onto black positive representation, gays and lesbians, so that they can be perceived in that same light. Or. It is desired, so that black masculine, and truly strong feminine positive images are diminished. I understand that homosexuality is being normalized, and to those who want that to be the case, gay representation is important. They don't see it as minimizing, and diminishing black masculinity and femininity. But their desire to be "represented" along side other strong black characters, is like a less attractive man, who wants a very beautiful woman with him to raise his own profile. But in this instance, the less attractive man, is so much so, that people began to question why that woman is even with this guy. So her profile is actually brought down by her association with him.
This commentary is in no way expressing hate towards LGTBQ. However, I am pointing out the attempts by some to propagandize the movie Black Panther. And from my point of view, insert homosexuality, into a culture that was void of any homosexuality, which could most likely be to simply promote the lifestyle There will be push back against this kind of commentary. It seems that for many of us, to express a contrary opinion on gay issues, make us a hater if gay and lesbian people in the minds of those who advocate the behavior.