WOW! It's amazing what can happen from a Friday - Tuesday. While we were dealing with all our server issues coverage of the Nuke Kiss Controversy exploded into the mainstream press.
Ironically, what seems to have overlooked in almost every article I've read is that it wasn't the Valentines' episode that triggered the uproar amongst fans, it was the Christmas episode. The Valentines episode just intensified the uproar. If you go back to when we first reported the brewing controversy and the launch of the campaign in January it is obvious that the Valentine's episode wasn't the start. I guess when it all started isn't as important as that it is finally being covered. Here are a few of the articles I read or had sent to me from you the readers while the site was down.
Unexpected Protest at a Soap - MSN (previously mentioned by our own Danielle here)
Don't Mess With The Gays - Perez Hilton
Soap fans claim bias against gay characters - L.A. Times
Sex Scandal: As the World Turns Fans Protest Lack of Gay Affection - National Ledger
Their soap smooch made history. Fans ask: Will it happen again? - Boston Globe
’As The World Turns’ Away From Onscreen Gay Kissing? - Edge Boston
AS THE WORLD TURNS - FANS PROTEST GAY DISCRIMINATION ON AS THE WORLD TURNS - Contact Music
Gay kiss is missed on soap - New York Daily News