at 16 Feb 2013: 09:12
I've noticed a few artists have created homophobic,or bigoted characters. To me that just seems idiotic. Is it the appeal of making a character that people love to hate,or an insight into how much of an ass the creator of that character is. Yes I know everything isn't sunshine and rainbows but that sort of thing just doesn't make sense to me.
at 18 Feb 2013: 20:22
Such are characters. Well, at the base of it, we're talking about fiction.
It depends, really. Some may do it as they want a character who adds conflict or tension with other characters. Some might want to express how bad such bigotry and homophobia are. Maybe some like those things in a fantasy setting for whatever reason..
Maybe some just wanna push some buttons. Hard to say.
They are not necessarily a stand-in for their creator, although that is also a possibility. Some are just doing the author sort of thing, making a character for the sake of, well, it's fiction.
Sometimes abhorrent things can be fascinating to see or explore in fiction, even if it's not what one really thinks.