Okay, I don't normally get all involved in the disputes people have on the forums about who's at fault and who's completely in the right. Because people are entitled to their opinions. And also, I find most of that discussion to be motivated by this weird over-identification with fictional characters. But I have to give my spin on that scene. Both of these guys are kids, which means they're stupid and half the time they're not even aware why they're making the decisions they make. I absolutely believe Kurt when he says that, on a conscious level, he has accepted that he will never be in a relationship with Finn. But that kind of conscious acceptance isn't going to change how he feels. And it's pretty clear that it hasn't changed how he looks at Finn. Except that I'm willing to bet that he has absolutely no idea that he's giving Finn those longing looks. Which is why he was so angry and defensive in this scene -- because, having been called out on his behavior, he has to own up to the fact that he's been behaving badly, which undoubtedly makes him feel ashamed at his own lack of control. But I also don't think that Kurt not being aware of how he was treating Finn means that Finn can't feel uncomfortable over it. It's awkward and weird and embarrassing when someone looks at you like that. If Finn wasn't being called "gay" by the meatheads, and if he hadn't been yanked out of his own home against his will, he'd probably be able to deal with Kurt's unconscious come-ons a lot more rationally. But he was dealing with those other things, and he's a teenage boy. So he freaked out and said some stupid things. In short, neither of these kids is a villain, and neither is a hero. Burt, however, it my hero, for absolutely getting it about the use of the words "fag" and "gay" as an insult, and also for letting Kurt know that no matter what, he comes first. Okay, that's the end of my little Jacobean side trip.
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