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3rd Apr '18 9:23:52 PM meanmetalmario
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* Parodied in ''Webcomic/ManlyGuysDoingManlyThings''. At one point, Commander hosts a barbecue with a few other characters(all of which are canonically not straight, like [[VideoGame/MassEffect Commander Shepard]], [[Comicbook/{{Deadpool}} Deadpool]], [[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition Iron Bull]] and Comicbook/WonderWoman), when Film/MadMax makes a homophobic comment the others act like a lack of same-sex attraction is "unnatural" and say things like "maybe he just hasn't found the right guy yet."

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* Parodied in ''Webcomic/ManlyGuysDoingManlyThings''. At one point, ''Webcomic/ManlyGuysDoingManlyThings'' has a variation that's more like "Only Being Attracted to One Sex is Ew": The guests at Commander hosts a Badass's barbecue with a few other characters(all -- almost all of which whom are either canonically not straight, like bisexual or are [[VideoGame/MassEffect Commander Shepard]], [[Comicbook/{{Deadpool}} Deadpool]], [[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition Iron Bull]] and Comicbook/WonderWoman), whose sexuality is dependent on the player -- react this way when Film/MadMax makes a homophobic comment the others act like comment.
-->'''Mad Max:''' You might talk
a lack big huggy-feely left-wing kumbaya game, but we all know if your son came home with a dude, you'd be changing your tune.\\
'''Commander Badass:''' Ha ha, whut? Y'honestly think ''I'' never picked up a guy?\\
'''Mad Max:''' Wait, you mean you ''have?''\\
'''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Big Boss]]:''' You mean you ''haven't?''\\
'''Commander Shepard:''' Not to judge, Max, just saying, that seems kind
of same-sex attraction is "unnatural" and say things like "maybe unnatural.\\
'''[[Comicbook/TheIncredibleHercules Hercules]]:''' It's not ''that'' weird, maybe
he just hasn't found the right guy yet."yet!
16th Mar '18 3:11:36 AM LondonKdS
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For fanfic writers who are not interested in the extremist hate invested in DieForOurShip, they instead often Ship the person [[FagHag "in the way"]] with a different person in the cast who is the same sex as them; i.e., if they Ship Bob and Dave, but Alice is Bob's {{Canon}} girlfriend, they write fics about Alice realizing she actually loved her best friend Carol all along, rather than about Alice dying in a house fire. This isn't universally true, but it's not uncommon, either. Basically, when these fans write FanFic, EveryoneIsGay.

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For fanfic writers who are not interested in the extremist hate invested in DieForOurShip, they instead often Ship the person [[FagHag "in the way"]] with a [[ShipMates different person person]] in the cast who is the same sex as them; i.e., if they Ship Bob and Dave, but Alice is Bob's {{Canon}} girlfriend, they write fics about Alice realizing she actually loved her best friend Carol all along, rather than about Alice dying in a house fire. This isn't universally true, but it's not uncommon, either. Basically, when these fans write FanFic, EveryoneIsGay.
22nd Feb '18 7:28:36 PM Willbyr
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22nd Feb '18 7:28:24 PM Willbyr
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8th Feb '18 6:47:32 AM bitemytail
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Counterintuitively, there may be a homophobic element to this trope in some cases; straight people who subscribe to the notion may feel that their own sexuality is threatened if they find a work that includes a member of their own sex arousing. This is one of the reasons for the [[GirlOnGirlIsHot prevalence of lesbian porn aimed at straight men]]; viewers don't need to [[StupidSexyFlanders worry about being turned on by another guy]]. There is also an air of misogyny with people who endorse HetIsEw since not only are female-female pairings ''much'' rarer than male-male ones [[note]](even in franchises with prominent female leads like ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' or Series/OnceUponATime)[[/note]], the women in het ships get the most hate and slash pairings often kill off or demonize the female characters in order to enable ships with men only. There's also a case for elements of biphobia, where romantic relationships involving characters of the opposite sex are attacked or invalidated as heteronormative for being [[NoBisexuals mutually exclusive]] with the capacity for same-sex attraction, even when one or more of the characters involved is already canonically bisexual. Finally misandry is also an arguable factor, as there is the assumption [[AllGaysArePromiscuous that a male]] [[AllMenArePerverts cannot have emotional closeness]] [[ImAManICantHelpIt to anyone]] - ''[[IncestYayShipping even family members]]'' - [[AManIsAlwaysEager without sex being a factor]].

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Counterintuitively, there may be a homophobic element to this trope in some cases; straight people who subscribe to the notion may feel that their own sexuality is threatened if they find a work that includes a member of their own sex arousing. This is one of the reasons for the [[GirlOnGirlIsHot prevalence of lesbian porn aimed at straight men]]; viewers don't need to [[StupidSexyFlanders worry about being turned on by another guy]]. There is also an air of misogyny with people who endorse HetIsEw Het Is Ew since not only are female-female pairings ''much'' rarer than male-male ones [[note]](even in franchises with prominent female leads like ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' or Series/OnceUponATime)[[/note]], the women in het ships get the most hate and slash pairings often kill off or demonize the female characters in order to enable ships with men only. There's also a case for elements of biphobia, where romantic relationships involving characters of the opposite sex are attacked or invalidated as heteronormative for being [[NoBisexuals mutually exclusive]] with the capacity for same-sex attraction, even when one or more of the characters involved is already canonically bisexual. Finally misandry is also an arguable factor, as there is the assumption [[AllGaysArePromiscuous that a male]] [[AllMenArePerverts cannot have emotional closeness]] [[ImAManICantHelpIt to anyone]] - ''[[IncestYayShipping even family members]]'' - [[AManIsAlwaysEager without sex being a factor]].
26th Jan '18 4:39:58 PM Willbyr
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26th Jan '18 4:39:40 PM Willbyr
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8th Jan '18 11:46:02 AM FearlessSon
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The extreme versions are the kind who write hate mail to authors for daring to give their male shipped characters a wife, and impose DieForOurShip on any female character who so much as has sexual tension with one of "their" guys, often in the most sadistic and humiliating ways. Other times, people proclaiming that [[{{TitleDrop}}HetIsEw]] are just tired of the ubiquity of het romance plots in all variety of fiction and the tropes that go with them, particularly the stereotyping of everyone involved. (Ironically, said heteronormative romance dynamics frequently show up in the slash genre as well, with [[{{Seme}} one character]] still playing a stereotypical male role, while [[{{Uke}} the other]] [[{{Wimpification}} takes]] a stereotypically female one, sometimes up to [[MisterSeahorse getting pregnant]].) The sentiment is also somewhat common among jaded and vengeful subsets of queer/trans people, who take to describing straight characters with the same disdain that queer relationships are often treated with. Despite this, the intensity of the extremists has been known to [[WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings scare artists away or make them outright refuse]] to draw yaoi or yuri (or at least force them to write under a different name).

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The extreme versions are the kind who write hate mail to authors for daring to give their male shipped characters a wife, and impose DieForOurShip on any female character who so much as has sexual tension with one of "their" guys, often in the most sadistic and humiliating ways. Other times, people proclaiming that [[{{TitleDrop}}HetIsEw]] [[TitleDrop Het Is Ew]] are just tired of the ubiquity of het romance plots in all variety of fiction and the tropes that go with them, particularly the stereotyping of everyone involved. (Ironically, said heteronormative romance dynamics frequently show up in the slash genre as well, with [[{{Seme}} one character]] still playing a stereotypical male role, while [[{{Uke}} the other]] [[{{Wimpification}} takes]] a stereotypically female one, sometimes up to [[MisterSeahorse getting pregnant]].) The sentiment is also somewhat common among jaded and vengeful subsets of queer/trans people, who take to describing straight characters with the same disdain that queer relationships are often treated with. Despite this, the intensity of the extremists has been known to [[WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings scare artists away or make them outright refuse]] to draw yaoi or yuri (or at least force them to write under a different name).
8th Jan '18 11:39:06 AM FearlessSon
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** PlayedWith in "South Park is Gay," when the metrosexual craze hits South Park and all the boys and men except Kyle begin dressing and acting in a stereotypically CampGay manner, without being actually gay. Kyle is mercilessly teased by all his friends for not acting metrosexual, and "straight" replaces "gay" as the go-to schoolyard insult.

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** PlayedWith in "South Park is Gay," when the metrosexual craze hits South Park and all the boys and men except Kyle begin dressing and acting in a stereotypically CampGay manner, [[CampStraight without being actually gay.gay]]. Kyle is mercilessly teased by all his friends for not acting metrosexual, and "straight" replaces "gay" as the go-to schoolyard insult.
2nd Jan '18 3:34:00 AM Dingbot
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Some people are fans of {{Slash| Fic}} -- the {{Shipping}} of two same-sex characters from a fandom together. Some people take this a little further though; they don't just like Slash but also dislike the idea of {{Shipping}} two opposite sex people together, even if those doing the shipping are themselves straight.

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Some people are fans of {{Slash| Fic}} -- the {{Shipping}} of two same-sex characters from a fandom together. Some people take this a little further though; they don't just like Slash but also dislike the idea of {{Shipping}} Shipping two opposite sex people together, even if those doing the shipping are themselves straight.
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