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‘Black-ish’ takes a stand against anti-LGBT discrimination

February 13, 2017

Never being a show to shy away from socio-political themes, ABC’s Black-ish recently took on LGBT discrimination dressed up as “religious freedom”. In the opening scene of the episode, Bow (Tracee Ellis Ross) and Dre (Anthony Anderson) visit a bakery to order a “gender reveal“ cake. Fumbling with the right words to describe such cake, they call it a ”sex cake“, to which the baker responds, “We can bake any kind of cake you want. Oh! Just as long as it’s not for a gay wedding.” Flash to Bow and Dre and a new bakery: “You don’t discriminate against people based on race, gender, or sexual orientation, do you?” To which the new baker replies, “Do not like French-Canadians.”

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