The latest Mumford and Sons music video Hopeless Wanderer has left me hopelessly wandering for some understanding.
Directed by writer-director Sam Jones, this latest video uses A-list comedians to represent each of the band members and has been viewed by at least 2.8 million people after just three days.
But it isn’t the popularity of a Mumford and Sons video that has me confused or even the star studded A-list comedians who participated.
Why Is Gay Funny?
From near the start of the video, you begin to get the feeling that two of the band members are particularly ‘fond’ of one another. Eventually, they dive into one another in a seemingly passionate kiss.
Why is being gay so funny?
I was a little surprised to see social network friends “LOL” and share this video, who also happen to believe that participating in same-sex relationships is sinful. Is sin funny?
But wait, there’s more.
What about those who support same-sex relationships? Why would this be considered funny? Someone who believes that this is “normal” and knowing that the LGBT community has undergone some fairly severe persecution in the past, why would they condone a mockery?
The humor, here, escapes me.
[Due to the continued profanity and hatefulness of the comments that continue to be submitted, we have closed the comments. I wish everyone could have been as thoughtful as John. #sadpanda]
SOURCE: Los Angeles Times