Don't get me wrong, it is not like I have a big problem with it - I think the character is fantastic BUT what message is this character sending to the world out there about the Gay community? Are we laughing with Roger - or at him? I can say that personally I know a lot of humans who have the same characteristics of Roger - even down to the man boobs and gray skin - but these people are not people I would laugh at in person. The gay community (yes, I am going to generalize) is, contrary to what we would like to think, one of the HARDEST PLACES TO BE DIFFERENT. If you are the balding alcoholic who dresses in drag the chances of having a booming social life are pretty slim - perhaps this is why the character of Roger is kept safely hidden from the world in the attic.
My question - what is the character of Roger really saying about the gay community - and if we look deep into the answer - would it be funny?