Star Trek: Discovery made history Sunday, when it aired the first gay kiss in the history of the long-running sci-fi television franchise.
— Star Trek: Discovery (@startrekcbs) November 13, 2017
Twitter was full of love for the embrace between Lt. Paul Stamets (Anthony Rapp) and Dr. Hugh Culber (Wilson Cruz). "Love unites us," read the caption from the verified account of the CBS: All Access show, which is the first to introduce gay characters into this universe.
However, the kiss also brought out the haters, who responded to the historic moment with posts expressing the "ick" factor, complaints of the "gay agenda," and the spreading of harmful myths related to LGBT people.
Really Star Trek? Gay crap before we even see a man and woman kiss! What the fuck is wrong w/ HWood! Gay being pushed on us!
— SR#1970 (@SRiz70) November 4, 2017
Sorry .. Why bring gay shit like this into this fanchise .. ewww . If it goes like torchwood im out ... seems like everyone in tv has to b gay now days
— jordan fisher (@flashfish01) November 13, 2017
It's obvious what the Left is doing: inundate entertainment media with constant messages of homosexuality as "normal."
It's not normal, it's abnormal. It's deviancy.#Disgusting
— Glenn Reschke (@CayenneDude) November 13, 2017
— gameover78 (@gameover103) November 13, 2017
You know it's bad when we have to watch the BS agenda on the shows we watch to relax. I will take Kirk and the green lady any day over this gay agenda BS.
— Grandpi J. (@GrandpiJ) November 13, 2017
Thanks my 10 year son walked in the room during that scene.. Can't gay people have their own tv shows separated from normal shows?
— Leo Lyman (@the4thwise) November 13, 2017
— Robert Harrell (@underhillrock) November 13, 2017
Bah. I wish that Klingons would kill those two--after they kill Tilly.
— Scipio Africanus (@NihilExCarthago) November 13, 2017
this is so disgusting!
— Anthony E. Stark (@anthonyedstark0) November 13, 2017
Oh well time to turn the channel.
— Prof Erwin Corey (@ProfErwinCorey) November 13, 2017
Beam me up Spacey
— Deicide (@religitardusman) November 13, 2017
AIDS IN SPACE!
— Brad2theBone (@JTCMD) November 13, 2017
This scene made me want to gag tbh
— Unity (@illuisrood) November 13, 2017
— Yahnatan Levy (@yannibenlevy) November 13, 2017
Haters aside, Cruz has made a clear stance against the trolls who come for Star Trek's first gay characters. "I'm not here for your comfort," he said in an October Facebook post, and "LGBTQ people aren’t going to just disappear because you put your head in the sand."
And in just a few emojis, he marked the historic moment Sunday on Twitter.
— Wilson Cruz (@wcruz73) November 13, 2017