I’ve never felt so uneasy about watching American Horror Story until last night. American Horror Story: Coven managed to hit on all levels of perversion in last night’s episode. There was the incest storyline with Frankenboyfriend/Kyle (Evan Peters) and his mother. The racial component of Kathy Bates’ character, LaLaurie, now being Queenie’s (Gabby Sidibe) “slave”. Then there was the beastiality component. And that’s where it becomes interesting.
I’m not even going to touch on the whole sex with a minotaur. Because we all know that can’t happen in real life. I mean if you’ve had sex with a minotaur before? Let me know how that went. What I’m referring to is the masturbation that was done by Queenie, leading up to the actual “act”.
Let social media tell it, seeing a fat black woman simulate masturbation on tv is down right disgusting. Deplorable. Vomit inducing. For the record, those are not my sentiments, just take a look at a couple of the tweets below:
how can gabourey sidibe even reach her vagina to masturbate
— ang ૐ (@angieelombardo) October 24, 2013
Lmao but umma need them to never have Queenie masturbate EVER AGAIN #AmericanHorrorStory
— The Crownless King (@ArcadeFiasco) October 24, 2013
I have never been soo turned off till I saw precious masturbate on national television
— 199X.™ سبحان ا (@THIRDEYERVZ) October 24, 2013
Now I’m quite sure if it was drama queen Madison (Emma Roberts) “masturbating” it would illicit such a negative response. But because Sidibe’s character isn’t a slim and trim blond hair and blue eyed character, the world was about to come to an end. Say what you want about shaming, whether you’re sick and tired of hearing the term or not, but it exists.
And last night’s episode and the reaction from social media made that perfectly clear.
I just hope every last woman and man who had something negative to say about witnessing a fat woman act out a masturbation scene on tv, were all slim and trim. And I highly doubt it.