Vote for your favorite closeted gay cartoon character

Stimpy1prnewswire_photo_serviceThe latest Great Things Poll on Bravo’s Great Things About Being Queer show is truly a worthwhile use of brain power. Consider the following options for “Who is your favorite closeted gay cartoon character?” Stewie Griffin (Family Guy), Peppermint Patty (Peanuts), Waylon Smithers (The Simpsons), Snagglepuss, Velma (Scooby Doo), and Stimpy (Ren & Stimpy).  Kudos to the poll creators for getting the sexually ambiguous Peppermint Patty in there, and she may trump Velma, often referred to as “the first animated lesbian.” (We’re troubled, however, that there’s no way to do a write-in vote for SpongeBob.) But if you’re voting on the degree of closetedness, Snagglepuss is about as covert as this guy. And it’s no secret where Smithers is at either. By the way, AdFreak’s vote is going to Smithers, just for his sheer devotion to evil boss C. Montgomery Burns. Stewie and Stimpy are exhausting to listen to, and Velma needs to come out of the closet already— hasn’t it been 30 years?

—Posted by Celeste Ward

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