Originally Posted by KevinGress /t/324408/the-big-bang-theory-season-6/30#post_4010316
Nor do I have any interesting in arguing rightness/wrongness which is why I stuck with the argument of character consistency. I disagree with your statement that Raj's choice of orientation is ambiguous; it's been consistent throughout the show. Example - the first season episode where Penny has furniture delivered and Sheldon and Leonard 'break' in to clean. Early in the episode, Raj calls her 'the pretty girl' and later when she corners him he thinks about marrying an Indian girl. He's done this throughout the show - when he's thought about relationships or simply sex, it's always been about women.
And yes, it's also the episode where Raj comes in after and tells the group that she hugged him and he demonstrates on Howard. But that's where the humor is derived from - two heterosexual men engaging in a hug without thinking of the homosexual implications. If Raj were gay, it would lose that humor.
Yes, he has a sensitive side, sometimes bordering (or crashing into) the effeminate. Again, the humor is derived because he's hetero. Honestly, would it be as funny, if he wasn't? (I contend that when the writers go overboard with it, it isn't. )
Jesus, Luke and Leia were kissing in Episode 4. They retcon stuff all the time. All the time
. None of these examples has any
bearing on where they take Raj's sexuality. And it looks like they're driving down Gay Street after last night's episode. He's like a sexually confused Jack McFarland at this point.
By the way, none of the stuff you mention loses its humor if Raj is gay.