On Sunday Good Luck Charlie featured a lesbian couple, despite the fact the charming and math-challenged (62,199 Facebook Fans) One Million Moms
hate consumer advocacy group stomped their cute little feet and pounded their hands on their desks and said No No No No No No. Before the episode aired, OMM posted on their website:
IF DISNEY GOES THROUGH WITH IT ….
Alerting all parents! If “Good Luck Charlie” goes through with introducing LGBT content, then the floodgates will be opened for all programs on the Disney Channel – a trend that will be almost impossible to stop.
Noooo, not the trend of family friendly television programing showing same sex couples being in love and arranging playdates for their kids and being great parents noooooo. We cannot have this ‘Merica.
OMM did have one lil’ victory, because they posted on their Facebook page:
The episode that featured the lesbian moms was one of the very last episodes of Good Luck Charlie, because the show ends on February 16.
The channel took great care in developing the storyline and were obviously always #thinkingofthechildren. From TV Guide:
But Disney Channel understands the groundbreaking nature of featuring a same-sex couple on one of its sitcoms and took extra care in crafting the episode. “This particular storyline was developed under the consultancy of child development experts and community advisors,” a Disney Channel spokesperson says. “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.”
Good for them, and big fat whoop. Who cares? I mean, yes, it’s awesome that the Disney Channel has done this but are normal moms who aren’t a OMM really freaking out about this? What do these people do when their kids encounter a gay couple NOT on TV? Drag them the other way? I hope this does open the “floodgates” and we see more TV programming normalizing something that is just plain normal.
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