>>102753281>It's nonchalantly introduced and not reacted to in the slightest by anyone
So many writers don't get this.
It feels like they always try to inject the same asinine drama over and over.>showing the character having an internal struggle over it>showing the character being accepted by their family or friends>introducing a hilariously homophobic antagonist for the sole purpose of giving the cast a big nasty evil person to beat up
But all it does is reinforce the idea that being gay is some reprehensible abnormality, rather than treating it as the status quo.
Like in the Korra comic where she's talking to her parents with Asami. Writers felt the need to retroactively make Sozin a homophobe who outlawed gay marriage for no other reason than to make him an even bigger bad guy for the audience to hate. Then, Korra's parents remind her to keep the scissoring on the down-low because of public opinion.
Imagine being some teenage dyke reading this comic because you actually have something in common with the main character, and then that panel rolls around and reminds you that even in this fantasy world you were trying to enjoy, tons of people still hate gays. In their effort to change things for these kids by increasing representation in media, these writers are actually changing nothing.