Disney Junior Features Two Mom Family in 'Doc McStuffins'

Posted 8/3/2017 10:06:11 AM
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As a parent and a member of OneMillionMoms.com, I am extremely disappointed to learn Disney Junior will air a “Doc McStuffins” episode Saturday, August 5, 2017, that will feature a family with two moms. Unsuspecting families will be shocked by these inappropriate actions by the Disney Channel.

Just because an issue may be legal or because some are choosing a lifestyle doesn’t make it morally correct. Disney needs to stick to entertaining instead of pushing an agenda. Disney is deciding to be politically correct versus providing family-friendly programming.

Families tuning in to watch this children’s program will encounter a premature discussion on sexual orientation that is completely unnecessary.

I urge you to not to air this controversial episode. If your producers keep this episode as originally planned, then my family will have no choice but to no longer watch the Disney Channel Network in our home so we can avoid the previews and commercials for this irresponsible episode as well as any reruns of the episode. I will not allow the Disney Channel in my home unless you produce and air family-friendly programming.

I encourage your network take this request seriously or families will be forced to find another channel to view together. My decision to support your company and network depends on it.

I look forward to hearing back from you regarding my concern.
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Alerting all parents! Many have found the animated program, “Doc McStuffins,” to be a clean show; 1MM has recently found that this to be no longer true. In a first for Disney Junior, an upcoming episode of “Doc McStuffins” airing this Saturday morning, August 5, 2017, will feature a family with two moms. The preview clearly states “the doll family” consists of two females and two children. One mother and child get separated from the other mother and child, but reunite in the end with a family hug. The plot of the story is the family gets separated in an earthquake because they do not have an emergency plan.

This should not come as a surprise since the show’s creator and executive producer of the series, Chris Nee, is lesbian and has stated in an online interview that she will instill subtle messages about sexual orientation into the storyline:

Interview question: Even though this is a kid’s show and we’re not going to see gay storylines, how do you instill subtle messages about acceptance and how people are different? Is that always in the back of your head when doing these shows?


Chris Nee: Definitely. My son [Theo] has two moms and it’s a huge part of my life as a human being and it’s been an incredible part of the way that I see the world and the way I see characters and the way I want to create characters who are incredibly accepting of each other and whatever is happening in their life. I think that I work very hard on creating the family of friends. I like to create a world that’s a world of friends who are just extraordinary at supporting each other in whatever they’ve doing — my own biological family is an amazing family but I think that classic story of gay kids is that you end up creating that family of friends and that’s always reflected in my work.

Disney Channel has questionable content at times, especially when it portrays kids showing disrespect towards parents and adults. However, many still consider it a family-friendly channel since it is a network created for children, particularly the Disney Junior division, which is primarily for preschoolers.

But this is not a first for Disney Channel. During the finale of “Good Luck Charlie” in 2014, a family with two moms was showcased as the focal point of the episode.

This past spring on Disney XD, a “Star vs. the Forces of Evil” episode featured a scene at a boy band concert where several people, including same sex couples, kiss on cue with the music.

Controversial topics and lifestyle choices should be left up to the parents to discuss and Disney Junior should not introduce this to young children. Just because an issue may be legal or because some are choosing a lifestyle doesn’t make it morally correct. Disney should stick to entertaining and providing family-friendly programming instead of pushing an agenda.

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Please send Disney an email letter urging they not air the controversial “Doc McStuffins” episode featuring two moms. If producers air this episode as originally planned, then conservative families will have no choice but to no longer watch Disney Channel Network in their homes so they can avoid previews, commercials, and reruns. Families will not be able to allow Disney Channel in their homes if the network veers away from family-friendly entertainment.

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