Uh oh, there are more toy box troubles for Toy Story 4 as Josh Cooley’s family-friendly animation finds itself at the centre of yet another big scandal. If you thought accusations Buzz and Woody’s latest outing is racist wasn’t bad enough, some fans are apparently boycotting the long-awaited sequel over LGBTQ+ scenes.
While the core of Toy Story 4 is about Tom Hanks’ Woody finding his long lost love in the form of Annie Potts’ Bo Peep, not everyone is on board with the cutesy cartoon. Bo Peep’s return heralds a whole new era of the franchise as the porcelain lamp returns as a feminist icon, however, she isn’t the only one flying the flag for women.
Campaign group One Million Moms has started its own angry petition asking concerned parents to steer clear of Toy Story 4. There are two instances *gasp* of a same-sex couple in the movie’s 100-minute runtime. When Bonnie is dropped off a kindergarten, two mums are seen with their child. These *shudder* lesbians then return to hug their kid later in the movie.
A description for the campaign reads: “One thing we did not expect to see was LGBTQ characters. No matter how insignificant to the overall story they were, Disney still felt it was necessary to include them.”
Speaking in a statement, One Million Moms spokesperson Monica Cole said: “The scene is subtle in order to desensitise children. But it is obvious that the child has two mothers, and they are parenting together.”
She continued: “It was a noticeably small scene with the sole purpose of attempting to normalise this lifestyle.
“Not to mention there was a brief comment made about not hiding in a closet also in the movie. Some children may not catch this reference, but it was extremely unnecessary as with the lesbian couple.”
Cole concluded, “Disney has decided once again to be politically correct versus providing family-friendly entertainment. Disney should stick to entertaining instead of pushing an agenda and exposing children to controversial topics.”
Thankfully, most people have seen how ludicrous the whole debacle is:
I just read that a bunch of moms are complaining cause toy story 4 has the tiniest lesbian couple background scene of them taking their child to school and loving them. Saying their trying to “normalize” it. Yea cause it is normal. Gtfo it’s you that’s the issue.— Kaitlyn (@kaitertotbuscus) July 7, 2019
Republicans: DISNEY IS PUSHING THE GAY AGENDA BY HAVING A LESBIAN SCENE IN TOY STORY 4— Finley (@meloscav) July 8, 2019
Me: wait there was a lesbian scene?
[One google search later]
Ah. Yes. Because its so *atrocious* that two moms hug their kid before leaving them at kindergarten orientation 😂
just found out toy story 4 has a scene where it shows a lesbian couple dropping off their kid at school… are all the kids gay now because they watched that terrible scene?— melissa (@mellllllann) July 8, 2019
TOY STORY 4 SHOWED A LESBIAN COUPLE AND THEY HAD A KID!!!! MY HEART IS SO FULL IM CRYINGGGG— Monkey 🐒 (@egggaysby) June 21, 2019
wait they put lesbian moms in toy story 4 🥺🥺🥺 my heart— 🧬 (@Iostwoods) July 7, 2019
One Million Moms currently has 12,000 signatures on a petition to remove the scene from Toy Story 4. In the past, the organisation sharpened its pitchforks for PBS’ Arthur after the cartoon included a same-sex wedding. Personally, I’d be more concerned about the #MeToo post-credits scene in Toy Story 2.
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