Yahoo! – Dave Uible, who is gay, saw this gag and didn’t think it was funny. “I am gay and I have a lot of gay and lesbian friends who are proud Jaguar season ticket holders. I’m not sure you are aware, but there is a video ‘joke’ called the Kiss Cam that plays at the games. Often, the bit goes like this: after showing several happy heterosexual couples kissing in the stands, the camera then pans to two opposing male players who are in close proximity and leaning toward each other – insinuating that they may do the exact same (and ostensibly wrong) thing and kiss. Hilarious, right? No, and the message is clear. Jaguars are heterosexual and approved. The opponent is ‘gay,’ disapproved and the butt of a crude joke. Really, why is this even at an NFL game?”
Whoa, whoa, whoa, let’s pump the breaks here. How do we know the opposing players aren’t gay? I mean you never know right. The locker room in professional sports isn’t exactly a tree of trust, ya know? I mean what if they do want to kiss their teammate, but just haven’t worked up the courage to do so because of social norms and public scrutiny. If you ask me these Kiss Cam operators are just helping facilitate a gay friendly culture. So, LeBron and D-wade didn’t kiss (see below), swing and a miss. What’s to say when the Titans or Texans come into town an O-Lineman doesn’t want to pucker up with the outside-middle-linebacker. It could happen…right?
P.S. The over-the-top-makeout-couple is the only way to go when you get on the kiss cam. Instant crowd frenzy.
P.P.S. Caron Butler’s got you covered