But good things come at a great cost, as this deeply moral show always insists: Before Kurt, the openly gay Glee kid, was crowned queen, he ran away from the gymnasium sobbing from the “humiliation.” He was coaxed back in by his boyfriend, Blaine, who had been initially reluctant to attend because he was gay-bashed at the prom at his previous school. Then Kurt took the stage and said, “Kate Middleton, eat your heart out,” and everyone went crazy. He then slow-danced with Blaine, and the streamers fluttered and balloons fell like swooning hearts.
But Kurt’s humiliation brought up an intriguing point that was never developed. Why did he feel so bad? He never said.
Today we go from the ridiculous to the sublime. I’ve never been so shocked to read something quite so interesting about Glee in a newspaper. My maple-syrupy blood is pleased that I’m quoting the Globe and Mail.
My take on an answer to this would be that, while Kurt mayn’t be overly bothered — maybe a little sensitive about it, but that’s it — about being called a woman, he knows his election as prom queen was meant as an insult. It’s the confirmation of all his worst fears, that bigotry has simply gone underground.