There’s a lot of gay art about AIDS. Not that I’m saying that all gay art is about AIDS, or even that all art is gay (I mean, most of it is too BORING to be gay), but it’s a pretty regular theme. I mean, rightly so! A lot of gay artists died from AIDS! You know, in addition to an entire generation of gay men, a community that included people from many socioeconomic classes! And those people ought to be recognized and remembered because the cultural yield of those deaths is still being felt by people today. So, you might be asking, how can one go about remembering them in the most wrong way possible?
Well, by being completely ignorant, I suppose, which is what a young Yale alumnus named Christopher Glazek has recently experienced. As seen in today’s edition of The New York Times, the young Glazek recently learned a Very Special Lesson about AIDS:
Naive Yale Alumnus Doesn’t Want You to Forget About Privileged AIDS Victims
I think the head-explodey GIF at the link covers my reaction pretty well.