Disney Show Angers One Million Moms With Gay Couple

    January 29, 2014
    Amanda Crum
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The Disney Channel sitcom “Good Luck Charlie” featured the network’s first gay couple on Sunday night, and now the organization One Million Moms has created a petition urging concerned parents to email one of the show’s sponsors to ask them to pull their ads.

Disney announced their plans to include a same-sex couple in their programming back in June and said they were very careful about the way the characters were introduced. The female characters will only appear in that one episode, and were brought in as the parents of a child who comes over for a playdate with Charlie.

“This particular storyline was developed under the consultancy of child development experts and community advisors,” a Disney Channel spokesperson said. “Like all Disney Channel programming, it was developed to be relevant to kids and families around the world and to reflect themes of diversity and inclusiveness.”

According to One Million Moms, however, the topic is too controversial to be included in a show aimed at young people and is asking supporters to email Care.com asking the company to threaten to pull their funding if Disney continues to “push the LGBT agenda”.

“An upcoming episode in this last season of “Good Luck Charlie” will feature a family with two moms, a first for Disney Channel. Because “Good Luck Charlie” is coming to a close, the characters are only expected to appear in one episode. However, one episode is enough, especially since the network repeatedly airs reruns of all its programs,” the site reads. “One Million Moms launched an email campaign in 2013 that urged Disney officials to abandon their plans to corrupt the children’s network with LGBT content. However, Disney officials have not responded to the thousands of emails protesting their plans. Disney has decided to be politically correct instead of providing family-friendly programming. Disney should stick to entertaining, not pushing an agenda. Conservative families need to urge Disney to avoid controversial topics that children are far too young to comprehend. This is the last place a parent would expect their children to be confronted with topics that are too difficult for them to understand. Mature issues of this nature are being introduced too early and too soon, and it is extremely unnecessary.”

The move has earned praise from many, however, who took to Twitter to discuss the episode.

  • Bill

    It is shameful, just plain wrong.

  • Maricella Araiza

    Kids are far to young to grasp this concept qnd they are far to impreshionable. Not saying all kids are dumb or that their parents can’t seem to explain things. Religon aside, its been proven generation after generation kids are growing up to fast addition to this they are kown to copy, imitate, follow the new fad , or want to be apart of a group that sets them apart from other peers. This is opening a can of worms for children who see this and think. ” oh well that’s drawing everyone’s attention and support if I do it than i will get attention too”. Even if that’s not the case its wrong of us to force parents to discuss with thier child why thier peer or a character on a show has two moms or two dads for that matter, even if the child had two zebras for parents our children will ask why and how do u explain that one . This is absurd for disney to take a stance in such a conterversial topic you are a kids network children of all ages and parents watch this stick to what you should be doing abd that’s entertaining children teaching good morals and yes also diversity and accepting diffrences without taking a biast stand point which includes bieng biast in the fact our kids must be exposed to this must know and that they MUSY accept it. Children are to young to understand the semantics. If you want to bring up cobterversial topics in an 10 year olds show you can’t expect there not to be consequences . For those that support gay rights I comend you for those that don’t its your given right as an american to CHOOSE what you accept and what you don’t . This liberal agenda and hidden properganda for our children is taking this fight for our rights to far . Let them make thier own choices when they are of age to do so and understand . Please disney I grww up with you and would like my daughter too do the same but this is not what I want my kid to be worrhing about or asking questions on keep them innocent as long as they can be let them live in an untouched dreamworld . Untouched by our political views untouched by our issues in the world or even the stance of what they should be pro for and what they shouldn’t . Let them be kids and entertain themyou can show them how to be tollerant without showing a biast opinion or being intollerant of how parents might feel opposite on the subject than compromise thier parents in thier eyes because thier beliiefs don’t match mickey mouse’s. I beg you don’t continue this your a kids television program and don’t aire this. Make a statememnt that your pro gay rights in an adult setting to adults that will be brodcasted on adult news media . Not this way.

  • RJ

    Kids are smarter than you think and I think it is awesome that TV shows are starting to recognize the diversity that is out there. What better way to have it introduced and then you can talk about it at home. There is nothing wrong with two moms or two dads. LGBT couples are in everyone’s neighborhoods … its a shame that there is not more of this programming available