The kiss(es) Michael Sam shared with his boyfriend Vito Cammisano upon being drafted in the seventh round on Saturday instantly became a huge talking point and resulted in no shortage of controversy.
Everybody has an opinion on the matter. Some applauded ESPN’s decision to televise the entire emotional reaction; some would have preferred for the intimate acts to be left out; and many more were downright offended by the site of two men kissing, which says more to me about them than anything else.
Days after the kiss, the arguments have persisted and even led one talk show host to walk off a set because she was so frustrated at having her views challenged.
The video above comes from a show called “The Broadcast” on KTXD in Dallas. Two of the four women have a more progressive view regarding the kiss (Lisa Pineiro and Courtney Kerr), while the other two (Amy Kushnir and Suzie Humphreys) have a conservative/outraged view. Kushnir grows so frustrated with the discussion that by the end of the segment, she takes her stuff and walks off the set.
Even though she will receive a lot of negative press for this, I thought she was completely composed during the debate and handled herself well while expressing her opinion. I don’t post this to mock her, but rather to illustrate how sensitive this topic has become.
H/T Jimmy Traina