First watch and see what you see — or don’t see — during the ceremony what was missing. (Ceremony starts at 4:30)
What is the apex of any wedding ceremony?
When Queen Latifah announced to the betrothed that they are now a married couple, CBS didn’t show them embracing in their first kiss. Why not? Did The Grammy Award Show or CBS ask that the couples not kiss when announced that they’re married? Maybe, but I doubt it. Why, if holding the mass same-sex wedding was intended to show how tolerant and accepting CBS the Grammy Awards is toward homosexuals, would they omit the “best part” of the ceremony?
If they did it to avoid offending viewers who might be sensitive to the whole thing, they’re too late. Someone inclined to be offended by two men or two women kissing has already been offended by the ceremony itself. How much could they claim to be “for the cause” if they still censor the fabric of homosexuality: the sexual affection?
It seems there’s a limit to CBS’s and the Grammy’s willingness to show support for same-sex marriage. I thought it was odd to make such a grand spectacle and then pull the reins at the last minute like that. Perhaps they’ve been taken in by the unspoken attitude that “whoever is not for us is against us”. That, or CBC is just trying to play both sides of the coin.