Disney cartoon series Doc McStuffins has received praise for featuring an interracial lesbian couple in its latest episode.
In a first for a Disney Junior show, a recent episode of the cartoon series featured same-sex parents, voiced by Wanda Sykes and Portia de Rossi.
The episode, titled The Emergency Plan, was based around teaching kids what to do in an event of an earthquake.
According to Pink News, Wanda Sykes praised the episode for it’s narrative, which was about family and emergency safety; not that the couple was “different.”
Despite being commended on social media from parents and activist group GLAAD, anti-LGBT campaign group One Million Moms attacked Disney for featuring same-sex parents.
The group said: “Controversial topics and lifestyle choices should be left up to the parents to discuss and Disney Junior should not introduce this to young children.
“Just because an issue may be legal or because some are choosing a lifestyle doesn’t make it morally correct.
“Disney should stick to entertaining and providing family-friendly programming instead of pushing an agenda.”
Show creator Chris Nee counter-argued that children’s programming should be “inclusive of everyone”.
“As part of a two-mom family, I’m proud to have an episode that reflects my son’s world, and shows everyone that love is love in McStuffinsville.”
The episode promotes same-sex “marriage” in a “beautiful and positive way,” wrote Sarah Kate Ellis, the President and CEO of GLAAD.
“Shows like this reflect our real world, and today that includes the many children being raised by gay and lesbian parents who are all going to celebrate this story.”