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11th May '16 11:47:01 PM Kid
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* Averted with JohnnyGalecki. He had a lot of gay accusations and, although he was straight and had a girlfriend, never answered or denied them. When an interviewer asked why, he responded, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkhYxIPfTuk "I didn't feel a need to defend myself about something that's not offensive".]]}

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* Averted with JohnnyGalecki. He had a lot of gay accusations and, although he was straight and had a girlfriend, never answered or denied them. When an interviewer asked why, he responded, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkhYxIPfTuk "I didn't feel a need to defend myself about something that's not offensive".]]}]]
26th Apr '16 10:34:20 AM Eievie
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Not That There’s Anything Wrong With That is what happens when homosexuality is painted in a negative light by words or actions from characters just to be portrayed as completely normal. Usually invoked as a [[VerbalBackspace weak saving throw]] and an attempt to prevent losing fans and coming across as a bigot. The subtext tends to be [[TroubledSympatheticBigot ‘I’m a homophobe, but I don’t want to be one.’]] Alternatively, ‘I don’t want to deal with the stigma of homosexuality,’ or simply, ‘I want women to hit on me, not men.’

This can be played [[AccidentalPun straight]] as in: "Dude, I always thought you were gay... Not that there's anything wrong with that" or played for laughs when a rather [[CampGay effeminate]] character proclaims to an obviously straight character "That's kind of gay... Not that there's anything wrong with that."

This trope is used often for laughs by having a male character defend his sexuality while not coming off as homophobic. I.e. "I'm not gay!...Not that there's anything wrong with that". Alternatively, it can result from someone [[ThatCameOutWrong making a careless remark]] and [[DiggingYourselfDeeper clumsily trying to apologize]]. Often a way of asking HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday

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Not That There’s There's Anything Wrong With That is what happens when homosexuality is painted in a negative light by words or actions from characters just to be portrayed as completely normal. Usually invoked as a [[VerbalBackspace weak saving throw]] and an attempt to prevent losing fans and coming across as a bigot. The subtext tends to be [[TroubledSympatheticBigot ‘I’m "I'm a homophobe, but I don’t want to be one.’]] "]] Alternatively, ‘I don’t "I don't want to deal with the stigma of homosexuality,’ homosexuality," or simply, ‘I "I want women to hit on me, not men.

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This can be played [[AccidentalPun straight]] as in: "Dude, I always thought you were gay... Not gay… not that there's anything wrong with that" or played for laughs when a rather [[CampGay effeminate]] character proclaims to an obviously straight character "That's kind of gay... Not gay… not that there's anything wrong with that."

This trope is used often for laughs by having a male character defend his sexuality while not coming off as homophobic. I.e. "I'm not gay!...Not gay! …not that there's anything wrong with that". Alternatively, it can result from someone [[ThatCameOutWrong making a careless remark]] and [[DiggingYourselfDeeper clumsily trying to apologize]]. Often a way of asking HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday
26th Apr '16 8:32:34 AM Eievie
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->''"All right, Vegeta, I'm going to be totally honest with you. This is sounding really gay! ...Not that there's anything wrong with that."''

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->''"All right, Vegeta, I'm going to be totally honest with you. This is sounding really gay! ...Not gay! …not that there's anything wrong with that."''



There are some shows that make it apparent that "queers ain't welcome around these parts", while other shows that scream "Gay is [[HoYay O.K.]]". And then there are shows with this trope.

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There are some shows that make it apparent that "queers ain't welcome around these parts", while other shows that scream "Gay is [[HoYay O.K.]]". okay]]!" And then there are shows with this trope.
18th Feb '16 2:30:26 AM DaibhidC
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*In one ''Radio/JohnFinnemoresSouvenirProgramme'' skit, the mayor of Sodom describes himself as a Sodomite, then clarifies that he means a native of Sodom, then adds that there's nothing wrong with the other kind.
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16th Dec '15 8:10:17 PM FF32
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* Parodied in an episode of TheRandomverse series ''After Hours'', when {{Wolverine}} accuses Comicbook/{{Superman}} of being an "anti-mutite" because ''Film/SupermanReturns'' stole the director of the ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' movies. Superman insists he has mutant friends, but when pressed can only name Comicbook/SpiderMan:

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* Parodied in an episode of TheRandomverse WebVideo/ImAMarvelAndImADC series ''After Hours'', when {{Wolverine}} accuses Comicbook/{{Superman}} of being an "anti-mutite" because ''Film/SupermanReturns'' stole the director of the ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' movies. Superman insists he has mutant friends, but when pressed can only name Comicbook/SpiderMan:
9th Dec '15 5:14:06 PM MRAustin
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* Creator/RowanAtkinson has a sketch called "The Gay Christian" that is essentially this trope.

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* Creator/RowanAtkinson has a sketch called "The "Are You A Gay Christian" Christian?" that is essentially the reverse of this trope.trope. Atkinson's vicar seems to be trying his hardest to believe that there really isn't anything wrong with that, and then the punchline is [[spoiler: "God just wants you to have a rotten life. God's like that. He ''hates'' poofs."]] See it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJy2UucDcDw here]].
7th Dec '15 9:52:19 AM Hossmeister
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* ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Trials And Tribulations'' game has a rather sneaky variant.

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* ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Trials And Tribulations'' ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations'' game has a rather sneaky variant.
18th Nov '15 4:41:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* This is subverted in the movie ''InAndOut'', where the protagonist making these protestations [[spoiler:discovers he is indeed homosexual.]]

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* This is subverted in the movie ''InAndOut'', ''Film/InAndOut'', where the protagonist making these protestations [[spoiler:discovers he is indeed homosexual.]]



* In ''BendItLikeBeckham'', when Jules is explaining to her mother that she's not a lesbian, she ends it by saying there's nothing wrong with being a lesbian anyways. Her mother, who is in tears and had just thrown a fit over her "discovery", quickly composes herself and adamantly agrees.

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* In ''BendItLikeBeckham'', ''Film/BendItLikeBeckham'', when Jules is explaining to her mother that she's not a lesbian, she ends it by saying there's nothing wrong with being a lesbian anyways. Her mother, who is in tears and had just thrown a fit over her "discovery", quickly composes herself and adamantly agrees.
22nd Oct '15 5:21:13 AM DaibhidC
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* Seven Periods with Mr. Gormsby played with this in the pilot. Gormsby, in spite of being your ultimate politically incorrect hero, stated that there was nothing wrong with being a homosexual and even listed several famous homosexual writers. During the process he also outed the school commerce teacher and then forced the students to write lines stating, "Mr. MORTON takes it up the arse and there's nothing wrong with that." Of course, this was after Gormsby had found a drawing of himself with the message "Gormsby takes it up the arse" and then proceeded to [[CrossesTheLineTwice threaten to "roger" one of the students unless the person responsible for the drawing came forward.]]

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* Seven ''Seven Periods with Mr. Gormsby Gormsby'' played with this in the pilot. Gormsby, in spite of being your ultimate politically incorrect hero, stated that there was nothing wrong with being a homosexual and even listed several famous homosexual writers. During the process he also outed the school commerce teacher and then forced the students to write lines stating, "Mr. MORTON takes it up the arse and there's nothing wrong with that." Of course, this was after Gormsby had found a drawing of himself with the message "Gormsby takes it up the arse" and then proceeded to [[CrossesTheLineTwice threaten to "roger" one of the students unless the person responsible for the drawing came forward.]]


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* In the first episode of ''Series/TheMuppets'', Fozzie explains that a personal ad saying "bear looking for love" gets a lot of wrong responses, before hastily adding "Not ''wrong'', just wrong for ''me''."
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20th Oct '15 11:56:39 AM luiz4200
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMysteryOfTheBatwoman'': When Roxanne accidentally misspoke about Bruce's playboy reputation concerning women during one of her ramblings.
-->'''Roxanne:''' Yeah. Fortunately my boyfriend is very understanding. What about yours? *''pause''* Girlfriend, I mean! Of course, girlfriend! I mean, considering your reputation and- NOT that it's bad or anything or even any of my business, because it's not, I was just curious! *''stops suddenly''* How red is my face?
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