Oh, no problem, Jeremy. A lot of times, I'm not sure where to put articles about Darren.
I've been so busy, so I can't say with 100% certainty that I am aware of all the positions of people who seem to to have a problem with what Darren said. Some seem to me to question his sincerity or his motives? (To those folks, I say, well, I wasn't aware reading-minds is a real thing . . . ? Got any evidence to back up your claims he was not sincere? Or are you confusing your "hunch" with a fact?)
This of course is a complex issue, so even within a specific minority group-- like those in the LGBTQ community-- there is not going to be homogeneous consensus. I've seen some comments from persons within the LGBTQ community who disagree with Darren--as I said, there is room for disagreement within any minority group, just as there is within the majority group. And I may have missed some comments, but it does seem to me like most of those who seem to have a strong negative reaction (such an an angry reaction) to what Darren said are those who are not within the LGBTQ community. (So my response is, that those folks don't even have a real grasp of the issues and experiences of exclusion that performers in the LGBTQ community face if they themselves are not a member of the LGBTQ community, and thus it's probably a safe bet that their point of view is vastly different and full of omissions when it comes to an issue like the lack of equal opportunities for LGBTQ performers/artists.)
In any case, Darren did not say anything politically incorrect. But I can see that some non-LGBTQ folks in particular would be threatened and feel defensive about Darren's position. I've seen similar reactions when it comes to affirmative action for minority groups. That said, it doesn't mean just because non-minority folks are experiencing defensiveness, that their opinions are superior or the only "right" position on this issue.
This is a complex subject that needs to be discussed without accusations of negative motives targeting those who have a different opinion. Not everyone will always be in agreement on a complex issue like this. And just because one disagrees, it doesn't mean he is being disingenuous and hiding a negative motive.
And these are my personal thoughts/opinion: It's one thing when a minority group has an issue with what a celebrity has said about their community. It's another thing when the majority group, out of a feeling of being threatened and thus feeling defensive, feels "wronged." And I'm sure many will disagree with me, which is their right, just as I have a right to disagree with them.