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Monica and I were watching Glee last night which is now one of our favorite shows. During this week’s episode, the kids at McKinley High invite the teams that they’ll be performing against at sectionals for a scrimmage of sorts. One of these glee clubs is from a school for the deaf. The McKinley kids go first and then it’s the deaf kids turn.
Monica and I saw two very different things in this clip. She saw the fact that the McKinley kids got up and interrupted the deaf kids song as offensive and rude to the deaf kids. I on the other hand saw something inspiring and unifying, especially for the McKinley kids. She pointed out that the other team waited patiently and respectfully for the McKinley kids to perform their song and then it was their turn and what happens? They don’t even get to perform their bit because the other kids jump in to sing along.
I didn’t see that. I thought of it the complete opposite in a way. From the McKinley side, it put a lot of things in perspective. They’ve always seen themselves are rejects or socially disabled. Then they sit there and see a group of deaf students singing and signing their way through John Lennon’s “Imagine” and it’s like a reality check. What do they have to complain about? If these kids can overcome the adversity they’re up against and perform with a smile on their faces then why can’t they do the same with their much smaller obstacles? From the other side though it seemed like a form of companionship. While their song was “interrupted” I think it was like acceptance. They never get to do something like this it seems and to be taken seriously by another glee club has to mean something.
So that’s the two sides of the story right now. What do you think?