One Million Moms Calls for DuckTales Boycott Over Gay Dads Episode
One Million Moms Calls for 'DuckTales' Boycott Over Gay Dads Episode
Looks like the anti-LGBTQ+ media group is at it again...
Earlier this month, Disney XD's DuckTales (a reboot of the classic '80s Disney cartoon of the same name) took an amazing stand in the fight for more on-screen representation of LGBTQ+ people when it aired an episode featuring two cute AF gay dads!
\u201c#DuckTales Has canon gay dads... I\u2019m in tears\u201d— kolbi \ud83d\udc97\ud83c\udf37 (@kolbi \ud83d\udc97\ud83c\udf37) 1585976921
\u201cA step in the right direction for LGBT representation... Thank you so much, #DuckTales\u201d— kolbi \ud83d\udc97\ud83c\udf37 (@kolbi \ud83d\udc97\ud83c\udf37) 1585993851
While queer animation fans were over the moon about this decision, it looks like not everyone is happy about queer families being represented on screen—especially the infamous One Million Moms.
The extremely antigay, conservative media watchdogs, who don't actually have anywhere near a million members and who are run by the American Family Association, an organization that the Southen Poverty Law Center labels as a hate group, is taking offense at the DisneyXD show's decision to be inclusive of rainbow families.
"WARNING! DuckTales is not the same cartoon parents grew up watching," reads a petition on the 1MM website that allegedly has over 10,000+ signatures at the time of reporting and that PRIDE will not be linking back to.
"It is apparent that this particular producer is not finished with indoctrinating children by exposing them to homosexual relationships through a facade of normalcy," the petition then says in response to DuckTales producer and story editor Frank Angones' Tumblr post where he explains that even more LGBTQ+ representation is coming in the future of the series.
"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."
As expected, this isn't the first time this year that 1MM has taken serious issue with progressive, queer representation. In March, they took offense at Marvel's decision to finally include actual queer representation in the upcoming The Eternals movie, and in February, they slammed the beloved PBS show Clifford the Big Red Dog for introduced a character with two moms.
THIS is why we can't have nice things...