Apparently the culturally sensitive outrage du jour is over the Superbowl Snicker's candy bar ad, in which two men working on a car are so enamored of their Snicker's bar that they eat it from both ends until they end up in a kiss. One says to the other, "Quick! Do something manly!" At that point, they both rip out fistfuls of chest hair.
Okay...it was dumb, and it played into all sorts of stereotypes about homophobic gearheads. But was it damaging to the gay community?
Showing dumb,straight white guys being dumb, straight and white doesn't reflect on the GLBT community in the slightest. If anything, it sort of plays on the goofy over-the-top paranoia of a segment of the population who fear gayness more than anything short of death.
I read some other blogger comparing it to the murder of Matthew Shepard. That's a little too melodramatic for my taste. I didn't feel threatened or demeaned by that 30 seconds of overblown Gay Panic. I just rolled my eyes and thought, "what a pair of dorks."