First Gay Hug ♀ ♁ ♂

All of this is probably old news, but it’s too good not to share. So you’ve probably seen that viral video, “First Kiss”. It was actually a commercial for a clothing line company, but people all around the world became obsessed with it. When people were under the impression that it was real, basically, a guy and a girl get paired up together to just make out on camera. Then, once the truth about it was released, people were upset about it, but still loved what the video consisted of. Now, this post isn’t about that video. Let me just say that I really dislike that “First Kiss” video. It was all staged. And even if it were to be real, it is not cute whatsoever. My friends and I really hate it. When two people are in love it’s cute, but these were complete strangers. Also, I’ve seen first kiss videos for years all around YouTube. It would be in a situation at a public place such as the mall, where they would put a mistletoe between two strangers, and they would just peck each other. Let me tell you what this “First Kiss” video consists of  — tongue, saliva, and more tongue. A lot of people raised an argument and stated that it was to show the love that people harbour in their hearts. THAT ISN’T LOVE!!!!! It was actors and producers staging full on make out sessions. That would never happen in real life, and even if it did, it is so unnatural and dirty. That doesn’t show the “love we harbour in our hearts”; it makes me think of another word. There’s so many germs out there and you don’t know who’s done what or who’s been where and it’s just very unsanitary – to be honest I found it more awkward than anything. A single kiss on the lips or the cheek would be okay but kissing a complete stranger is just a bit weird . . . It felt awkward and very uncomfortable to watch. However, this video that I am about to show you, is a remake of the “First Kiss” video.

It’s called “First Hug”. Now, I am not sure if this one is fake as well, but, even if it were, it rocks. They pair up one homophobic person and one gay/lesbian person, and they share a hug. That is perfection right there – the first time I saw it, I probably watched it a good five times in a row. I love how they were acting towards each other at first; very secluded and uncomfortable. It was as though they were scared. Then, as they started talking, (most) of the people began to realize that there is no difference between a heterosexual person, and a homosexual person. The hugging part was awesome, because, despite their beliefs, they showed kindness and affection towards someone else. Another part I liked was the people themselves. The girls were all stunningly gorgeous, and most of the guys were adorable. It made me smile; not cringe like the original video. Here, take a look:



This video was so awesome. I loved everything about it, even the music played in the background. Everyone’s mannerisms were outstanding too, in a comedic and an emotional way at the exact same time. The girls and guys were both uncomfortable at first. One of the straight girls says to the lesbian, “You’re too pretty to be gay . . .” I don’t know. She did stereotype but I think it’s still awesome that they were able to finally come out and just say what they wanted to say. Now, this video, is what the “first” video should have been like. This one demonstrates the love inside of us in a light-hearted way, without going over the lines or just seemingly creepy. If you haven’t yet, go watch it! ❤

Congratulations to everyone who took part in this video, you guys did a good job!



Victoria Hecnar