The Walt Disney Company pushed the LGBT envelope a little further by airing its first on-screen gay kiss on an animated children’s program. This comes the same week that the children’s entertainment giant announced there will be an “exclusively gay moment” featured in the new live action version of Beauty and the Beast.
Several same-sex couples were shown kissing in the latest episode of Star vs. the Forces of Evil, a cartoon geared toward children and adolescents that airs on Disney XD, the company’s digital cable and satellite television channel.
The scene took place at a boy band concert, where several concertgoers, including gay and lesbian couples, kissed while the band sings the song “Best Friends.”
Some viewers found the same-sex representations too subtle, according to the Daily Mail, but others tweeted praise for Disney’s first-ever gay kissing scene in the children’s cartoon.
The on-screen same-sex kisses took place as news also surfaced this week of Disney’s first officially gay movie character set to hit screens later this month. Disney’s upcoming Beauty and the Beast remake will have a gay storyline, said Bill Condon, the film’s director, which is thought to be a first for Disney.
Condon said this version represents a “watershed moment” for Disney. “The studio is sending out a message that this is normal and natural,” he said, “and this is a message that will be heard in every country of the world, even countries where it’s still socially unacceptable or even illegal to be gay.”
Disney has been under pressure from LGBT groups to include more openly gay characters in its movies.
Notice that the gay characters were imbedded in children’s films obviously with the intention to normalize gay lifestyles in the minds of children.
“Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot…” Luke 17:28.