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Posted by Trini Kid - - 0 comments


Sup Travellers?! I'm going to thread very lightly while talking about the topic of homosexuality. I know how much of a sensitive topic it is and one wrong move can cause me a whole world of butthurt. So, yeah. Based on the latest episode of the hit Disney show Good Luck Charlie it is obvious that Disney Channel is beginning to embrace homosexuality. For some people this may be a good thing while for some this means the end of the world as we know it.

TV Guide puts the entire episode into perspective: "In the storyline, parents Amy and Bob Duncan (Leigh-Allyn Baker and Eric Allan Kramer) set up a playdate for preschooler Charlie (Mia Talerico) and one of her new friends. When the kid arrives, the Duncans learn that Charlie's pal has two moms. That's fine, but the potential new friendship is put to the test as one mom chats with Amy, and the other is stuck listening to Bob's dull stories."


A Disney Channel spokesperson told the publication that the episode was "developed to be relevant to kids and families around the world and to reflect themes of diversity and inclusiveness."

News of the episode broke out since last year and it wasn't taken too well by many conservative parents who didn't want to have their children exposed to such controversial topics. "Conservative families need to urge Disney to avoid controversial topics that children are far too young to comprehend," organizers of right-wing group One Million Moms wrote at the time. "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."

This introduction of homosexuality to Disney Channel came only hours after some gay and straight couples got married on live television during the Grammys. This definitely shows that the media is becoming more accepting of the LGBT community. Do you people think that Disney Channel is taking a step in the right direction or is the issue too mature for their young audience to deal with? I would love to know what you think. Anyway, my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.