Gay attorney to Disney: Mature ‘Beauty and the Beast’ robs kids’ innocence

    Updated: March 19, 2017 at 9:56 pm EST  See Comments

    When Disney’s “Star vs. the Forces of Evil” had a scene at a boy band concert, no red flags were raised. From the Beatles to One Direction, boy bands have always been the rage among America’s kids.

    But what was different about this innocent scene was that it also served as Disney’s first on-screen depiction of same-sex signs of public affection. When the “camera” panned to the audience, there were gay couples kissing — lesbian couples, and straight couples. The move was hailed as heroic by LGBT activists. This enthusiasm, however, is misplaced.

    As a proud member of the LGBT community, I smile when shows I watch — such as “NCIS New Orleans” and “How to Get Away With Murder” — include LGBT characters. But I am an adult, and “How to Get Away With Murder” is light years away from “Stars vs. the Forces of Evil.”

    Prime-time network television is geared for an adult audience; one that understands the world we live in. Adults have long lost their innocence. Whether it be sex, drugs or violence, many of us have had our eyes open to the hardships of the world. We lost our innocence when we grew out of adolescence, but do we really want our kids to lose theirs in adolescence?

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