TLC’s ‘My Husband’s Not Gay’ Sparks Controversy
TLC's planning a one-hour special called "My Husband's Not Gay" that has caused a ruckus before it even hits the airwaves.
The show spotlights a group of married Mormon men who are attracted to other men but don't identify as gay. It has caused outrage from organizations like GLAAD who find the themes of the show to be dangerous. They say no one can choose who they love.
Even Robin Roberts (who came out last year) from GMA has said, "To even give the idea that it is a choice can be very dangerous. Especially for young people who are dealing with their sexuality and trying to figure things out."
A Change.org petition has also been started that asks for TLC to cancel the special before it ever hits the airwaves.
As of Tuesday afternoon the petition had over 82,000 signatures.
The cable network has responded to the criticism surrounding the special saying that it follows TLC's tradition of telling fascinating and true life stories.
"TLC has long shared compelling stories about real people and different ways of life, without judgment," the network said in a statement. "The individuals featured in this one-hour special reveal the decisions they have made, and speak only for themselves."
"My Husband's Not Gay" is scheduled to air January 11 on TLC.
What do you think? Will you be watching?