Disney’s DuckTales reboot is set to feature two gay dads, splitting opinion on the internet over the addition of these new characters.
The classic animated show is one of many shows in recent years to be given a progressive makeover, following the example of other animated shows, movies, and comics.
According to LGBTQ Nation, the two gay dads are the parents of Violet, a friend of Huey, Dewey, and Louie.
The couple, named Tyrian “Ty” Sabrewing and Indigo “Indy” Sabrewing, and, who proudly wear T-shirts with the phrase “I’m with Dad” written on them, adopt Violet’s friend, Lena, as their own.
Violet refers to Lena as “That’s my sister from a couple misters!”
Pink News reported “The episode sees Huey and Violet facing off at their scouting group for the title of Senior Woodchuck — with Violet eventually earning the title after saving Huey’s life.”
Story editor and co-executive producer Frank Angones said “As with all of our characters, we had a lot of conversations about who Violet was and what her background was and came up with this fun notion of her too enthusiastic, overly supportive dads who love being dads.”
He continued: “We do have some themes and ideas coming up that address relevant LGBTQ+ narratives. But there’s always an opportunity for a lot more; I don’t want a cop-out and a cookie for saying ‘look at this one thing we did!’”
The reboot of the 1987 show was warmly received by many on social media, but also drew negativity from more conservative social media users.
Disney Pixar’s ‘Onwards,’ the first Disney animated movie to feature an explicitly open LGBT couple, reported suffered the worst opening week, adjusted for inflation, in the franchise’s history, as National File reported.
Some have poked fun at the “get woke, go broke” phenomenon where companies deliberately shoehorn forced progressive narratives into their product, ultimately hampering their economic performance for political clout.