some people need a hero.
they need someone to be the motivation for why they wake up in the morning.
we were taught this as kids when reading fairy tales.
this white knight will swoop in to come and save the day!
he/she/it will make us feel better and give us confidence about our boring lives!
so when someone sees someone as their hero,
and you don’t,
they will stop and nothing to hurt your feelings.
“HOW DARE THEY TALK ABOUT THE HERO IN MY STORY!?”
and the rona vaccine,
the latest hero in many people’s stories became lil nas x…
he kissed another male on bet and instantly became the hero for many gay males.
don’t even say that you don’t like him on social media.
they’ll cut you and hide the body from your relatives ever finding you.
as a gay or bi male,
you HAVE to like him because he is a representation.
he is an out gay male living fearlessly and fighting back against his oppressors.
my question is:
What people don’t vibe with him?
is that okay?
are people forced to have to like him,
like we’re forced to like bey or take the jab?
i was having a conversation with a friend and they said:
i started to wonder…
Why are we bullied into making someone or something our hero even if they aren’t?
i stopped putting celebs in the “hero” position a long time ago.
some of my past heroes started doing shit that used to make me vex.
i realized i was putting all of my trust into another human to be heroic for me.
i don’t even know this person but i was putting them on such a high pedestal to disappoint me.
don’t get it twisted:
I like Lil Nas X
i don’t listen to his music,
but as i fonted before,
i dig his personality traits.
his kiss didn’t make me proud to be who i am.
i am responsible for that.
he is not my hero because i don’t want him to be.
i’m in my 30s and he’s in his 20s.
he has got a long way to go in this journey of life.
has he gotten his heart broken yet?
does he even know how to truly fuck someone?
has he made an album(s) of life experiences that changed our worlds?
he may wake up at 25 and say i don’t like this “gay thing” anymore.
he’ll really be dancing with the devil when folks banish him to hell.
stop letting folks bully you all into making someone your hero.
learn to tell people how hard they can go fuck themselves.
we are all free to like and don’t like someone even if they’re like “us”.
Are we supposed to like all black people?
…cause i’ll be honest,
some get on my last nerves.
last i remember this was 2021 and not slavery where we didn’t have a choice.
why are we becoming our oppressors by policing everyone?
people are free to do and like what they please as long as it’s not hurting someone.
i certainly don’t give af and neither should you.
lowkey: God forbid he strolls up with a white partner…