So I have a friend who has this friend that looks as if he was Darren’s lost son… Like not even kidding
This is the moment. The very first time a boy we have all discovered to be Darren Criss decided to give the world a part of him. At this very moment, we had no idea he was going to play a Disney song, no idea he was going to be Harry freaking Potter, Blaine Anderson on the hit television show, Glee, J Pierpont Finch, leading man on Broadway, or play alongside Kristen Wiig as Lee in a major motion picture. In this moment, he’s just another male acoustic guitar player on YouTube amongst thousands if not millions of others. He was just a guy with long dark curly hair, a gray shirt, and a messy room. This moment, in my mind, is the first word of his long and growing autobiography. The most special part about this moment in particular is that, aside from his schedule, income, and celebrity status, he is the exact same person today as he was right here. This is why I know I will always be his fan. Everything, to me, in this very moment, feels like da Vinci’s first stroke of Mona Lisa or Edgar Allen Poe’s first word of The Raven. The poetic nature of this moment always gives me chills, and I don’t feel the goosebumps leaving my arms for many years to come.
Demi Lovato & Darren Criss performing Skyscraper - We Day 2013
no one is saying darren is gay because he’s wearing nail polish. we’re just saying he’s not trying to fit into a traditionally straight guy role anymore, he’s being more himself again and we’re celebrating that.
for all that people get in a rage at other fans over this issue, they fail to actually understand what they’re accusing people of. gender is not binary, sexuality is not binary, people are not 2D images of what the dominant heteronorms want them to be.
so people celebrating the times when Darren shucks off the ill-fitting ‘just a studly suave bro being groped by random women in photoshoots’ image plastered onto him, and loving when he busts out the colour and the sparkle and the uniqueness that has always been who he really is, is a good thing.
people need to stop yelling NO HOMO after every time his fans are happy to see him being himself. calm the fuck down.
and if you see someone being offensive, put your big kid pants on and take your shit directly to them and not to fandom at large. because generalising and preaching down to groups of people as if they’re beneath you IS fucking offensive. get off my actually gay tits with your gender and sexuality-correcting do-goodery tyvm.