Strictly To Promote Gay Couples During Dance Routines
It had to happen sooner or later, in the dance routines on this years 'Strictly Come Dancing', gay couples will be featured for the first time. Perhaps the male-male, female-female dancing partners may not necessarily be gay but will dance with one another to promote so-called equality.
It seems from 'Strictly' judges and compares the notion of having same-sex couples is no problem. For example, Shirley Ballas has welcomed the idea of having same-sex couples and why would Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood be in opposition to this? Tonioli is gay and Revel Horwood is an ex-gay (apparently!).
Indeed it seems the dancing profession attracts many gay men or at least effeminate men. One wonders what Bruce Forsyth would have thought of this and certainly Len Goodman? Probably shocked and disgusted as they are from the old school when men were men and pansy was the name of a flower as some might say.
It seems the idea has been put forward that seeing same-sex couples dancing in the routines will get audiences used to seeing this phenomenon in future shows. Obviously, the gay community will welcome this with open arms and see it as another step forward in their civil rights, as it were.
However, this could also offend people and turn some 'Strictly' fans off in their droves. So could Strictly's loss be 'X-Factors' gain if many 'Strictly' fans turn away in their droves because of same-sex couples? If this was the case Simon Cowell and his fellow judges would be rubbing their hands with glee!
No one can really say what will happen when viewers tune in to watch 'Strictly' this year.
For me though, I can understand that gays like any other group want equality, however, where does this stop? Blacks just wanting to dance with black people, disabled people just wanting to dance with someone like them, etc?
Once you open the floodgates on different groups wanting their rights where does it end?
Let The Ratings War Begin!
So here we are again September 2018 and the usual ratings war will begin between 'X-Factor' and 'Strictly'. In previous years X-Factor has been pipped to the post in the ratings wars.
The BBC will be promoting 'Strictly' and ITV likewise with 'X-Factor'. We will now be bombarded with advertisements for these progs from now until nearly Christmas. In 'Strictly' you have well known or some perhaps not so well known celebs learning to dance with pro dancers. Being judged (one hopes accurately and fairly) by a seasoned panel of judges from the dance world.
With 'X-Factor' you have a bunch of unknowns being judged by a panel of people from the entertainment world. Both these programmes have their voting off rounds and surviving contestants going through to the next round. So no difference there then really.
If you are not a fan of either prog you will fail to see what all the fuss is about. For those who are, they will be watching these shows loyally.