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(If the unsure part is a part of his character, then why did NBC feel the need to establish that he is a heterosexual? Are they afraid of homophobes or something and are trying to cover themselves? )
"It's nothing new for a television show to lead viewers along with misdirection and red herrings in order to keep them tuning in. But using a character's potential sexuality – particularly a teen character – flirts with exploitation. Is it advisable to engage the vested interests of young gay people at an extremely volatile and confusing time of their lives and then reveal that they had been identifying with someone who wasn't gay after all, but merely a marketing gimmick?"
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Yikes. That's a huge deal to be made over a minor character. I think it's pretty stupid that they'd go and change like that when they originally intended to portray him with a certain subtext, but it's not worth quitting over.