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[RANT] Denying Homosexual Couples Commissions

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 27, 2014, 4:15 PM


Oh, boy! Controversy. I'm prepared to look at and discuss any opposing points about this. 
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This has happened to me more than once:

I notice that someone has great art, and I go to look at their commissions. Their prices are pretty affordable, so I ask them to draw Nook and I (and it's always a "fluff"-type pose, like snuggling, or nuzzling, that kind of thing, nothing sexual) 

... and I get a response that just says, "I don't draw gay couples" (Or something along the lines of it). No explanation, no reasoning, just that they don't draw them.
Usually, these people accept straight couples and will draw them without a fuss. So, why refuse a couple when the only difference is that they're of the same gender?
You're really turning down a commissioner because of what's between their (and their loved one's) legs?
What?

It's totally OKAY to not approve of homosexuality, I'm cool with it, as long as you don't try to deny someone basic rights that you would've happily given to someone who was straight, like commissions, for example.

    Commissions are BUSINESS. Many people know very well not to let their personal views get in the way of commissions. Take stamp makers, for example, they very often take commissions for stamps that express views that they don't agree with, and they're fine with it.  Someone is paying you to draw for them.

My final point is, even though it's a matter of personal preference, it's not fair at ALL to deny someone who's gay a commission, when if that person was straight, you would've drawn their requested art for them no problem. 




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:iconwynthorne-wyvernae:
Wynthorne-Wyvernae Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Student Writer
*sighs* Everywhere i turn...
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NicaRox2006 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They have the right to draw & not draw whatever the hell they want. It is the artist's right.
If you don't like it, then go get another artist who will, simple.
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JewelyCat Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Friend it's discrimination, just like if I wouldn't draw a straight couple based upon my beliefs ( I have nothing wrong with straight people it's just an example ) people would get hella angry
Your personal life and business life are 2 different things and they should be kept separate.
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NicaRox2006 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is the artists right; take it how you will. You can't force us to draw things we do not believe in. I am the one providing the business/service, & I have a right to deny you that service if it's something I am uncomfortable with. I won't draw a gay couple, snuggling/kissing or otherwise. Likewise how another artist won't draw religious symbols or no male characters (which I've seen and I have no problem with).
I could argue this further but it would get this discussion nowhere, thus, I leave you with this last input.
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JewelyCat Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's kind of rude, though, to deny a gay couple a commission you would've gladly given to a straight couple, and its unfair.
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M3TALGEAR Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
the fuck 
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Sirtainly Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's awful ;n; I wish people could just be more understanding, it really annoys me to see people act this way about the gay community asdgfgf ;N;
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CaptainCalypso Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
That's really stupid. I don't agree with homosexuality because I'm a Christian and all, but I mean I support you two if that's how you feel. And if someone is stupid enough to not draw just then snuggling, then that's really stuck up and stupid. 
And the sad thing is, if they were just friends, they would draw it. I'm sorry but that's just not right. I may not agree with homosexuality but if it's something like snuggling, yeah I'll draw it. 

Just wow
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PetiteBunny-kun Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What the fuck???? 
That's dumb as hell.
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JumpingLikesToLeap Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What the hell
That's just
no
don't like homosexuals but don't just deNY
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