"TV has never been gayer! You've got Smash, you've got Glee and you've got that sport where guys roll around and punch each other in the (expletive). What is not gay about that, Jon? I think that might be the the gayest thing I've ever seen. That is 'Ancient Greek' gay. I don't want to argue about this, that's a fact!"
British comedian John Oliver argues with host Jon Stewart over whether or not mixed martial arts (MMA) is gay in a recent episode of The Daily Show. Homosexuality has been a sensitive topic in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) as of late. Boxing bigot Bob Arum slams the "guys rolling around like homosexuals on the ground," Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira refuses to train with gay fighters, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White wants gay fighters to come out of the closet and Dakota Cochrane subjects himself to a divided fan base on this season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 15. So can homosexuality be a laughing matter? Perhaps it all depends on context. What's your take on Oliver's attempt at gay humor? Lighthearted or mean-spirited?