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lumifan4life


LonePirate
Oct 13 2012, 10:05 AM
lumifan4life
Oct 13 2012, 09:30 AM
If BB's Nick is written as homophobic and if he is not shown to have any legitimate motivations or reasons behind his feelings (like being raped in prison for instance), and if they are simply turning him into another Tad and not just a close family member who needs time to come to acceptance, then I don't think even BB could save the character.
Are you suggesting that it is legitimate for a woman to hate all (straight) men if she is raped? That seems to be what you are implying by saying it is legitimate for Nick to be homophobic if he was raped in prison. I don't see any distinction given what you said. Maybe that's not what you meant to convey.

If Nick was raped in prison, it would be interesting if learning of Will's sexuality brings back repressed memories of the horrors he experienced in prison and it affects him greatly. That still wouldn't make it right for Nick to lash out or hate Will even if it generates more drama.
No, the analogy you bring up did not enter my mind at all. If Nick was raped in prison, I will find the reasoning for his possible extreme negative reaction (which people will most likely see as homophobic) to be more understandable than if he wasn't raped. Either that or he just has issues similar to what Lucas had but since he's just a cousin and not a parent, I can't imagine why he would care that much. Anyway, we don't know if he was raped yet but that would be a good way to make Nick seem sympathetic. He would obviously need extensive therapy and support from his family to heal and come to terms with the fact that what happened to him has nothing to do with homosexuality in general. Rape is rape no matter what.

However I'm fairly confident Days won't write this believably or responsibly based on previous social issues that they have handled horribly in the past.
Edited by lumifan4life, Oct 13 2012, 12:06 PM.
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