This isn’t really Glee-related. Except that it’s Chris Colfer and goodgoddamn, he does a magnificent interview. Especially when people ask him questions that aren’t about his voice, or the fact that he’s young, or how he’s spending all his money. (Sometimes I wonder have the interviewers ever watched any other interviews with him, because they all ask the same questions, over and over.)
I really wanted to hear more about him at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner (aka nerdprom). Really, I was hoping for a photo of him and Rachel Maddow, and then I could die very happy. But anyway.
Piers Morgan asks him how he feels when “right wing” commentators and politicians approach him as fans of the show. His answer is pretty perfect.
I worry sometimes — ok, I worry a lot — that younger gay people are losing their connection to politics. That the creeping acceptance that is evidenced by shows like Glee have watered down the sense of need when it comes to the way that LGBT people think and talk about politics. Not so, it seems, for Mr. Colfer, who admits to watching CSPAN and knowing full well who the bigots are when they approach him.
I hope some of those anti-gay people who got photos with him that night get to see this. I want them to see that the gracious young man who accepted their compliments wasn’t unaware. That, not only was he aware of who they were and how they act in the world against him, and justice and fairness, but that he cares. And I hope their heads explode. Spectacularly.
You can watch it here because I can’t embed stuff at the moment, for some reason.