Gay Dads Introduced on Disney's 'DuckTales'
WARNING! DuckTales is not the same cartoon parents grew up watching. Disney has introduced a male couple as the parents of two characters in the reboot of its popular DuckTales, rated TV-Y.
Violet, a friend of Huey, Dewey, and Louie, has two dads as seen in the first episode of Season 3. In the same episode, it is also revealed that Violet’s dads have adopted her best friend Lena. Violet says, in reference to Lena, "My sister from a couple of misters."
The dads share the same last name and both wear T-shirts with the phrase “I’M WITH DAD” on the front and arrows pointing at each other. There is no denying their romantic relationship. It is extremely apparent that they are a couple.
In a Tumblr blog post, DuckTales co-executive producer and story editor Frank Angones regrets that the gay representation on the show isn’t center stage. His excuse he gave to the Left is this: Because the show is rooted in 1980s characters involved in heterosexual romances, his hands were tied. Otherwise he would have done things differently, he explained in this post:
“Want to be very up front and honest about this: Violet’s dads are present and show up but do not play a huge role in the story thus far. As with all of our characters, we had a lot of conversations about who Violet was and what her background was and came up with this fun notion of her too enthusiastic, overly supportive dads who love being dads. We didn’t really have a story built around them, but when the time came for an episode focusing on Huey and Violet in a particular situation, it made sense that they would be there (and it resulted in Matt Humphreys coming up with one of my favorite Lena lines ever). But I’m well aware that the “queer representation through parents and background characters” trope is an issue, and we’ve sort of stumbled backwards into a lot of heteronormative romances in this show due to legacy characters with pre-existing relationships (Scrooge and Goldie, Donald and Daisy, Fenton and Gandra) and how many specific hoops you have to jump through to make changes to established Disney characters. But that’s really no excuse. We’ve done pretty well on racial diversity and representation of people with limb differences, but we really have not done enough relevant LGBTQ+ rep. We do have some themes and ideas coming up that address relevant LGBTQ+ narratives. But there’s always opportunity for a lot more; I don’t want a cop out and a cookie for saying “look at this one thing we did!” I know this response is a bit of a bummer, but I didn’t want to lead anyone on. But please believe, as I’ve said before, I’m dedicated to being better and finding new opportunities for three-dimensional representation, on this show and the next and the next.”
It is apparent that this particular producer is not finished with indoctrinating children by exposing them to homosexual relationships through a facade of normalcy.
If anyone still has any doubt on where Disney stands on this controversial issue, hopefully this makes it clear that there is an LGBTQ agenda they are forcing on young audiences.
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