Cleaning out her closet
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Santana had upped the ante on the insults to Finn who was getting sick of it so, in the hallway of McKinley he shouts something like “I know why you’re mean, it’s because you’re a lesbian and in love with Brittany, but you’re not sure she feels the same. You feel bad so you want others to feel bad”, I’m paraphrasing but I think that’s pretty close.
At the same time this is going on, there is a storyline about Sue and her campaign for a city council seat. Sue being Sue, she’s playing Tea Party dirty, by making stuff up about her opponents and using the lies in TV ads. To retaliate, one of her competition outs Santana in his ad. It goes something like “Sue is all for family values. So why then does she have a lesbian as her head cheerleader?”, again with the paraphrasing, I really should take notes. See, it turns out that this competitor’s daughter goes to McKinley and overheard Finn shouting at Santana.
When the episode was over, my partner, who is much smarter than me, said “Finn in a ****, I can’t believe he outed Santana”. It shames me to admit that I didn’t really think he had until I thought about it.
Originally, I was of the mind that he shouted something in the school hall, just like she shouts all the time. It doesn’t mean that Paddy O’Leprechaun actually has a potato mouth. The difference here is that Santana is on a journey, one that is proving painful for her and Finn, a gay ally, just made it more difficult. He may have shouted out something but he had the knowledge that it would hurt and why. That’s just cruel.
Dorothy Snarker has a great article about it here, and it re-itierated CanuckJacq’s article here. Gay allies aren’t just great, we need them, but we also need them to cop the feck on. Just because you know doesn’t mean everyone knows and just because you think it’s all kinds of hunky dory, doesn’t mean everyone will, or that it’s your information to share.