Frag It wrote:I hope he comes back as well, but let's not put him on a pedestal. The guy is a tool.
I know this is an old thread and all, but sure the guy is incredibly brave to go back to active duty. Fact is, that he was pretty ignorant and acted like an idiot. (They all acted like idiots on the show. Even the trannie, she should have just fessed up sooner and not beat around the bush.)
If anyone from the Real World was truly a hero and actually did contribute to the world, it was Pedro Zamora from San Fran. He put a face to the AIDS epidemic, showed people what living with AIDS was really like and how we shouldn't shun people. He did a lot to raise awareness, more than the government did at the time.
When it first broke out in the US, it was positively criminal how the government didn't do much for it just because it was being plastered as the gay disease at the time. I'm not saying that the Ron Regan administration was content to sit by and let it happen, but clearly there was a lot of head in sand going on there.