Aug 7, 2012
commented on Man Says He Was Kicked Off Seattle Ferris Wheel for a Gay Kiss; The Ferris Wheel Company Says He Was Kicked Off for Being "Obnoxious"
I suspect that the individual leveling the charge believed that he was being discriminated against owing to the absurd degree to which people make being gay the entirety of their identity and not merely an aspect thereof. Consequently, when the management asked him to leave for being a tiresome git, he immediately interpreted it as a homophobic act when it was anything but.
When one considers the potential backlash to the person/group/company attendant upon claims of this sort (especially in the present politically charged atmosphere), shouldn't we exercise a certain amount of chariness about leveling such accusations when the evidence is unsubstantiated and anecdotal? Casting aspersions comes with a cost: by creating this little tempest in a teapot, legitimate complaints are more likely to be treated with suspicion.