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This Character Came Out As Gay On 'The Simpsons' In Hilarious Grindr Scene

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It has to be a sign of progress that cartoon characters finally feel comfortable enough to come out of the closet. In this case, Waylon Smithers from "The Simpsons" has finally revealed his status as a gay man -- er, gay fictional character.

In Sunday's episode titled "The Burns Cage," Homer Simpson throws a party populated by dudes his coworkers found on Grindr in an attempt to distract Smithers from Mr. Burns' unrequited love. In a complex love story saturated by Shakespearean plot twists, Smithers openly admits he's gay, telling Homer,

I see what's going on here. Fix up your boss so he won't be so hard on you.

So there you have it, folks. With Smithers now out and proud, maybe we can all learn a thing or two about self-acceptance.

Watch the video above to get the full context of the hilarious and enlightening scene.

Citations: Smithers (finally) officially came out of the closet on 'The Simpsons' (Mashable)