Chris Kluwe speaks out again. Sure, the whole thing revolves around gay marriage and stuff…whether you believe in that or not is up to you, but listen to Kluwe’s REAL message: We should be allowed to say and speak our minds about anything we want.
I could not agree more with you on this Chris. If you want to talk about World of Warcraft all day, go right ahead. If you want to support gays in the NFL, go right ahead. No one should ever have to FEAR or be censored from saying what they want to say. That is one of our rights as Americans.
Here is a Yahoo article published about Kluwe when he recently posed for OUT magazine, which, if you couldn’t tell by the title of the magazine, has a gay target audience.
One of the things I find intersting is the breaking of the stereotypes of “jock” and “nerd” and how someone can actually be both.
“I’ve always relished breaking that stereotype of the dumb jock athlete because while I enjoyed athletics growing up, I also enjoyed reading and video games, and athletic sport is not what defines me as a person,” Kluwe told OUT’s Cyd Zeigler. “I think as more and more generations start rising through the NFL, a lot of these kids see that it’s OK to be something other than an athlete.”
I really hope that that is the case. Someday, if I have a child, I hope they do not just want to be one or the other, and that society will let them be who they want to be. You want to play football? Fine. You want to read books? Perfect. You find more interest in Star Wars than you do in baseball? That is ok too! Be who you want to be. That is Kluwe’s main message here people.
Feel free to disagree with Mr. Kluwe. In fact, he welcomes it. Speak your mind. Or just play World of Warcraft. Either way, do what you want as long as it is not oppressing.