The Disney show “Star vs. The Forces of Evil” recently featured a male character who disguised himself as a female princess character.
While many LGBT advocates praised Disney’s decision to feature the character, many conservatives were concerned.
According to The Christian Post, this is the same Disney XD channel show which previously featured a same-sex kiss. The show continues to be controversial with its featuring of the character Marco Diaz, who disguised himself as the princess Turdina.
EW.com describes how the scenario plays out: "Marco is about to reveal his truth to the students when Ms. Heinous storms in and outs him herself, pulling down his shirt to reveal a strand of chest hair. But the other princesses stand by Marco's side."
"That doesn't prove anything. Princesses can be hairy," one princess shouts.
"Why does it matter if he's a boy? Nothing he said was wrong," another adds.
Others state "Turdina is a state of mind" and "He can be a princess if he wants to!"
The Huffington Post’s Queer Voices section praised the episode, calling it a "beautiful moment and one that could be incredibly influential for kids who are soaking up social cues about what it means to be a boy or a girl ― or any gender in between ― and what supposedly is or isn't possible because of how they identify."
But this is precisely why many conservatives and Christians are concerned.
The Rev. Franklin Graham and other Christian leaders spoke out against Disney’s choices on the show.
"Disney used to be the brand that parents could trust,” Graham wrote on Facebook. “They were kind of like the 'gold seal' of family programming. But those days are long gone.”
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Publication date: November 27, 2017
Veronica Neffinger wrote her first poem at age seven and went on to study English in college, focusing on 18th century literature. When she is not listening to baseball games, enjoying the outdoors, or reading, she can be found mostly in Richmond, VA writing primarily about nature, nostalgia, faith, family, and Jane Austen.