Comedian Victoria Jackson, who attended this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, made headlines over the weekend for her Friday column, “The Muslims Next Door,” in which she criticized the television program “Glee” for continuously promoting a socially liberal lifestyle.
The latest episode of “Glee” included comedian Kathy Griffin playing a Tea Party-inspired character and two gay male students sharing a much-anticipated kiss.
“Did you see ‘Glee’ this week? Sickening!” Jackson, a former “Saturday Night Live” star, wrote. “And, besides shoving the gay thing down our throats, they made a mockery of Christians – again! I wonder what their agenda is? Hey, producers of ‘Glee’ — what’s your agenda? One-way tolerance?”
“Glee” creator Ryan Murphy has previously admitted that the show often casts conservatism in a negative light.
“We’ve taken a couple jabs at the right wing this year,” Murphy told TV Guide back in June. “So what I want to do with this character is have someone who Christian kids and parents can recognize and say, ‘Oh, look — I’m represented there, too!’ If we’re trying to form a world of inclusiveness, we’ve got to include that point of view as well.”
In the most recent episode of “Glee”, Griffin wore glasses and a red outfit, apparently parodying former Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin and former Republican Delaware Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell.
“Well, boys shouldn’t do a duet,” Griffin’s character said. “The last thing we need to do is send a message to children that gay is okay. I am a politician and when I lost my last election — and there will be a recount — I didn’t go around singing about being a loser, I Twittered that Obama is a terrorist.”