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lumifan4life


supercool74
Oct 13 2012, 10:43 AM
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.
I don't think that is what was implied. I think what lumifan4life meant was that it would make more sense for there to be an actual reason behind any feelings Nick has against Will. Sorry, if that is not the case...I don't want to put words in anyone's mouth. But Nick was never the type of character that seemed to be homophobic...it just doesn't seem in character. He was always easy-going and I just can't see him being homophobic. I just can't. I think that is why the rape storyline would kind of make sense. At least there would be a reason or motivation. And we don't know that Nick is going to "hate" Will or anyone else. Maybe he is just very uncomfortable or maybe there is some fear or trepidation there. I don't know that women that are raped hate all men...but I think they usually go through a period of fear towards them, they feel uncomfortable. I don't know...I've never been in that situation. We still don't know how Nick is going to react for sure. I'm kind of intrigued. I just hope that there IS a reason because to just have Nick be homophobic for no other reason than being a jerk...I will hate that. I was expecting negativity from Roman or Caroline...I would not expect it from Nick.
Yes that is exactly what I meant. Days shouldn't go there with this storyline because they can't handle it, however it would make Nick seem sympathetic. If he's feeling ashamed because of what happened to him and that is the real reason behind his negative feelings towards Will being gay or perhaps homosexuality in general, then that needs to be addressed and he will need therapy. Victims don't always react logically to situations like this due to the trauma they have experienced. So in that case, I can see Nick's "strong reaction" making more sense if he was indeed a victim of male rape. That's why he will need therapy. If this show attempts to write a story like this without Nick getting therapy then that right there would be an example of why Days should absolutely stay away from social issues.

Also consider the spoiler for the week of the 22nd that Will goes to great lengths to get his friend back. If the friend is Nick then it seems Will himself sympathizes with him for a reason. Why else would he go to great lengths to win him back instead of shunning him and walking away like he did to his own dad? Obviously that would mean there is more to the story than simply Nick hates gays.

And if the friend is not Nick, then that Will spoiler makes even less sense, unless it's Gabi. Although even then, it makes no sense.
Edited by lumifan4life, Oct 13 2012, 11:56 AM.
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