Often the target of conservative and religious criticism for its portrayal of openly gay high school students, musical dramedy “Glee” sparked rightwing rage once again Tuesday night for its special 90-minute gay-themed episode. And it should be of no surprise that Lady Gaga was at the center of the alleged controversy.
The episode featured Kurt, played by Golden Globe winner Chris Colfer, returning to his old school and receiving an apology from a closeted gay football player who had bullied him. Celebrating acceptance, the show’s cast sings Lady Gaga’s gay pride anthem “Born This Way,” and all seems well at McKinley High once again (relatively speaking). But it’s that coming together that has conservatives once again upset with the show.