gay Road Rules cast member’s parents worried about “homophobic viewers.”

gay Road Rules cast member’s parents worried about “homophobic viewers.”
The parents of the first openly gay man to be a cast member on Road Rules “aren’t exactly thrilled over” that distinction because “[t]hey are afraid … that homophobic viewers may try to hurt him,” the New York Post reports. Shane, who’s working as a waiter right now, says “I can’t help what other people think. I just hope I am [looked at as] The Loved One.”

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.