If you noticed the lack of gay sex scenes in ABC’s popular scripted series How to Get Away With Murder, you’re not alone.
There were no gay scenes in Wednesday’s episode of the legal thriller that debuted in 2014 and stars Oscar nominee Viola Davis as a sex starved law professor with murderous intentions.
After openly gay writer/producer Peter Nowalk told viewers to “get used to” seeing 2 men kissing on his show, ABC has apparently caved to the pressure from irate viewers and scrubbed all gay scenes from the show.
Nowalk used a character named Connor (played by Jack Falahee) to push his gay agenda.
“I feel really lucky that I get to write someone who is a young man who is very sexually active and very confident, has no issues about his sexuality,” said Nowalk of the sexually promiscuous “Connor” character.
But viewers took offense to the over-the-top gay sex scenes being forced down their throats. They took to social media in droves to remind Nowalk, producer Shonda Rhimes and ABC that homosexual males are still the #1 risk group for HIV transmission in the country.
In an interview with E!, Rhimes (pictured above) said: “Writing the gay characterization and writing some real gay sex into a network show is to right the wrong of all of the straight sex that you see on TV. Because I didn’t see that growing up, and I feel like the more people get used to two men kissing, the less weird it will be for people.””
But viewers pushed back by emailing and calling ABC Network with their demands to curb the gay sex scenes or lose viewership. And ABC listened.
The irony of a black woman (Shonda Rhimes) promoting a sexual lifestyle that caused HIV rates among black women to soar 20 times higher than white women. Studies show that 1 in 32 black women will be diagnosed HIV positive in her lifetime.
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