Oakland A’s pitcher Brandon McCarthy is not happy with homophobic “kiss cam”…

 Brandon McCarthy is no happy with the straight leaning kiss cam that zeros in on couples in the stands and urges them to kiss. Brandon tweeted: “They put two guys on the ‘Kiss Cam’ tonight. What hilarity!! (by hilarity I mean offensive homophobia). Enough with this stupid trend.”

McCarthy pointed out the joke is usually telegraphed by placing the two guys at the end of the routine. There is no way it’s an attempt to include gay and lesbian couples in the frivolity of “Kiss Cam.”

“There’s that stupid, little comedic value of it if you don’t really think about what it implies,” he said Tuesday. “It kind of got old on that level. Then I actually started thinking about why we were supposed to be laughing, and it bugged me.”

McCarthy believes it is hyporcritical for  MLB teams to sponsor “It Gets Better” anti-hate campaigns and then partake in this bigoted humor. I agree…

“The whole thing bugs me on a non-homophobic level, because it’s awkward,” he said. “… I just hate it.”

The homophobic laughter, however, pushed him to say something. McCarthy said he received a lot of appreciative feedback via Twitter. No one from MLB, he said, has made a remark on the tweet.

“If there are gay people who are coming to a game and seeing something like that, you can’t assume they’re comfortable with it,” he said. “If you’re even making a small group of people … feel like outcasts, then you’re going against what makes your model successful.”

via A’s tweet dawns age of enlightenment.

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