Disney Announces First Official LGBTQ Character in 'Onward'
Alerting all parents! One Million Moms needs your help to make sure as many people as possible are aware of Disney pushing the LGBTQ agenda on families, particularly children, in the upcoming animated movie Onward, set to hit theaters Friday, March 6.
The character of Officer Specter, voiced by openly gay Lena Waithe, is a purple lesbian Cyclops whose dialogue reveals her sexuality.
In one scene, Specter and her police partner Officer Gore, voiced by Ali Wong, pull over a driver who claims he was distracted by the bad behavior of his girlfriend’s sons. Specter empathizes by saying, “My girlfriend’s daughter got me pulling my hair out.”
This scene takes place toward the middle of a quest by two brothers, voiced by Tom Holland and Chris Pratt, as they head to the magical mountains to resurrect their father for the day.
There have been numerous attempts by Disney to indoctrinate children with the LGBTQ agenda discretely and now more overtly. In 2019, Disney proudly admitted to there being a gay couple in the animated children’s series Star Wars Resistance.
In the past, there were mostly speculations about the inclusion of LGBTQ characters by Disney. For example, Disney’s Finding Dory (2016) briefly depicts a lesbian couple in one scene. The live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast (2017) continued testing the waters with a brief implication that LeFou was gay. And more recently, Toy Story 4 (2019) showed two moms in the background dropping their child off at school then returning to pick up the child, who hugs them. It is obvious that the child has two mothers, and they are parenting together.
These scenes are subtle in order to desensitize children. But now Disney has traded its subtlety for intentionality.
Disney has decided to be politically correct instead of providing family friendly programming. Disney should stick to entertaining, not pushing an agenda.
Please share this with your friends and family to make sure they are aware of the gay character in Onward and not blindsided by it. As moms, we all want to know when Disney is attempting to desensitize our children by normalizing the LGBTQ lifestyle.
Sign our petition to Disney CEO Bob Chapek stating that your family will not watch the film Onward since its inclusion of an openly gay character goes against your beliefs and values.
Editor’s note: Our petition has been updated to reflect the announcement Disney made February 25, 2020, about CEO Robert A. Iger stepping down from his position, effective immediately. He will serve as executive chairman through 2021. Bob Chapek will assume the role of CEO.