On behalf of Joanna
Dear Mr Reilly,
My name is Joanna, I am Australian and I live in the Independent State of Samoa, which is a developing country in the Pacific. I am writing to you to express my feelings about Glee, and how the show I love started to disappoint over the course of season three through what I perceive to be an inequality of treatment between LGBT and straight characters.
I started watching Glee when a friend lent me the Season 1 DVD. I enjoyed it immensely, in particular watching the characters Kurt, Rachel and Will, and have followed the show since. I truly connected to the show and entered online fandom partway through season two. Two episodes in particular touched me and pulled me in: “Sexy” and “Original Song”. These episodes have something in common: they showed what seemed to me to be true and touching love between teenagers. I felt for Santana when she laid everything bare for Brittany, and I rejoiced for Kurt and Blaine when they kissed.
Many different people have been tweeting Glee Writers Offend Fans. Whilst we weren’t able to manage a Twitter Trend, we want to thank all those people who have made the effort to tweet their concerns, using this phrase. You’ve done so with respect, clarity and firmness and, at the very least, have filled the timeline of FOX and Brad Falchuk. We thank you and feel free to use the phrase in the future in your tweets to make your voices heard.
Read on for Full Guidelines:
Here is our first attempt to get a phrase trending on Twitter. Read on for full instructions of how not to have your tweets dismissed as spam.
Tweet and include the phrase <Glee Writers Offend Fans>!
To make it trend more easily and have more impact, here are some general guidelines:
*Use one phrase per tweet - do not use multiples as it counts as spam
*Do not RT; tweet your own original tweet using the phrase
*Do not use hashtags in front of what we are trying to trend
*Please do not use this phrase before the time allotted as it can hurt our attempt
*Please do NOT tweet the actors
*Additional content is important to avoid your tweets being written off as spam - feel free to tweet to any and all names from the following list, too - how about a tweet per name? We do want to let them all know! Tailor the tweets to the recipient if you like - say what you have to FOX and then say what you have to Brad - This means that it is not spam; instead we use our punch line and we get our message across.
*You have more than one thing to say? Use separate tweets, while repeating our trending phrase and eliminating the spam danger!
*Please stay respectful.
Tweet <Glee Writers Offend Fans> in 10 minutes at 7pm EST/4pm PST/12am GMT.
For full guidelines of who you could tweet and how to make your tweets count, rather than be classed as spam, go HERE.
Please do NOT tweet the actors.
Please be respectful.