A popular Netflix series for preschool children has led to pushback among some families for its inclusion of LGBT characters and content.
The new CoComelon Lane on Netflix has a boy in a dress dance for his 2 gay dads— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) December 20, 2023
CoComelon is the most popular show for babies and toddlers ages 2+ pic.twitter.com/wSYyEZEzMJ
CoComelon Lane, rated TV-Y, follows the lives of small children and their families as they learn about the world around them. In one episode, called “Just Be Me” (Episode 8), a little boy tries on different costumes -- “there’s so many to choose from!” -- before putting on a tiara and tutu as his two dads encourage him. One of the dads sings, “If you’re not sure what to choose, think about all the things you like to do -- just be you.”
One of the dads tells him, “We think to look great is to just be yourself.”
The little boy then dances in the tiara and tutu.
The social media channel End Wokeness posted a clip from the show on X (formerly Twitter) on Dec. 20. It has compiled 15.4 million views. Several commentators asserted that the series is promoting transgenderism.
Conservative commentator Matt Walsh posted the clip on his account and wrote, “Netflix needs the full Bud Light treatment for this.”
Consumers' Research executive director Will Hild told Fox News Digital the series seems to be promoting cross-dressing.
“They've injected a far-left woke political agenda into it in a frankly, disgusting way,” Hild said.
Plugged In reported that the series “features sweet, loving moments between children and their parents that aim to encourage quality time, kind interactions and social-emotional awareness.” Plugged In also warned about the content.
“Parents should be aware the show has some same-sex content,” the Plugged In review said. “For instance, two gay dads are featured in the show, and they also appear in the series’ opening song–standing together and singing. In addition, the son of the two dads dresses up in a tiara and a tutu during one episode segment.”
There are nine episodes available on Netflix.
Michael Foust has covered the intersection of faith and news for 20 years. His stories have appeared in Baptist Press, Christianity Today, The Christian Post, the Leaf-Chronicle, the Toronto Star and the Knoxville News-Sentinel.