Victoria Jackson came by the set of “Drop Dead Diva” a couple of days ago, BEFORE that crazy interview on HLN and we were all super excited to meet her. I had been a fan from her SNL days. I had always thought of her as a kind of modern Judy Holliday, blonde and bunny adorable, the kind of girl made for marabou slippers and silk charmeuse dressing gowns. I liked her hair messy in ribbons and the wide wise but smarty-playing-dumb look in her eyes.
It’s super upsetting to see how homophobic and hateful her views are. What a surprise!! She was really nice in person, and told me that I had inspired her to get tattooed! That made me feel great for a whole day! I can’t tell you how disappointing it was to see her actually hold up the bible and shake it. You know there’s something wrong when someone is holding up a bible and shaking it! I mean, God talk doesn’t freak me out. I was raised in the church. But the God that I believe in isn’t about hating gays and shaking the bible and being outraged about the appearance of innocent teenage affection on “Glee.” God is all about acceptance and tolerance and love of all kinds.
Was Victoria Jackson always super conservative and we just didn’t know it? What the hell??? People are surprising, especially here down south. You can get along with someone, have laughs with them, admire them, really have some good connection on a human level, and then they shake a bible in your face and it’s OVER. Why don’t these ‘Christians’ understand that gays and lesbians and queers are HUMAN BEINGS????? We need to have our stories told, just like everyone else. It’s not perverse and it’s not obscene. It’s LOVE. This is what makes the world go round. Love is for all people, not just straight ‘Christian’ conservatives. In fact, we need to see more gay love stories on television, because we have had to hide them for so long – especially involving the younger generation, who need visibility and support and guidance and advice and attention. “Glee” is the greatest thing to happen to gay kids, and I cry when the show bravely tells their truth, time and time again. I hate to say I am no longer a Victoria Jackson fan, which hurts because she’s really cute – but homophobia kills my boner for someone every time.