Choose Theme

Find the Sexy Nerd Next Door? 

News & For Sale “Disney to have same-sex parents on TV show” by Bad Wolf

item
Member
Bad Wolf 6 years ago on 07/01/13
Equipped: SPORK OF ENLIGHTENMENT named "El Cuchador"
A statement from the Disney Channel read: “This particular storyline was developed under the consultancy of child development experts and community advisors… Like all Disney Channel programming, it was developed to be relevant to kids and families around the world and to reflect themes of diversity and inclusiveness.”


http://pinknews.co.uk/...e-sex-parents-for-the-first-time/

I'm gonna copy-pasta from my Facebook:

I'm really proud of Disney.

And I have quite a few people on my friends list who have different opinions and thoughts on this, so I'll express my own thoughts:

Even if you don't agree with same-sex marriages, or believe that homosexuality is wrong or a choice, or whatever the reason may be, being able to show this on a family-oriented channel is a good thing. Go ahead and raise your children the way you want to, because NO ONE has a right to tell you how, and raise them to believe in your beliefs, etc. But shows like this mean that they can stay open-minded enough to know that there are people out there that are different, and being different isn't something to be feared, or mocked, or made fun of. Kids can be cruel, and would you want your kid to have hate in their hearts, or be mean toward another child because maybe that child is involved in a situation like this? You can be like, "Hey, I don't agree with this, but that's just how some people are. That doesn't make them bad people. Some people have different family situations."

I'm just saying that I think it's a great opportunity for younger generations to become more aware of what life/society is like nowadays, and I think it will cause a lot less problems down the line when it comes to bullying and all that other unnecessary hate that is out there in the world today. It all starts with the kids - if kids grow up to be decent people, then the world will be a more decent place for future generations.
item
Member
Bad Wolf 6 years ago on 07/01/13
Equipped: SPORK OF ENLIGHTENMENT named "El Cuchador"
Obviously the majority of us here on this site are liberal and incredibly pro-LGBT and rainbows and unicorns and glitter and all that other jazz, but honestly, I try SO HARD to see from the other person's POV. I know people who downright believe it's a sin and wrong and all this other bullshit, but can't for the life of me understand why it's always portrayed as the world "shoving homosexuality down their throats" or can't see how they don't understand that they're basically creating new monsters to unleash into the world through their own children by making it seem so fucking taboo and horrid. If you want your kids to believe in God and Christ and Bible blah blah shit, WHATEVER, but have them just ACCEPT the fucking fact that they're AROUND and EXIST and if you're gonna be so against this because of what a book tells you, remember the book says to love thy neighbor and hate the sin, not the sinner. Fucking hypocrisy, everywhere. Drives me fucking insane.
PS: No homo.
item
Member
the.avidpedestrian 6 years ago on 07/01/13
Equipped: Apple named "hot for teacher"
I'm gonna be honest here and say I don't EVEN try to see things from their perspective very often. Mostly because godDAMN can people play martyr like they are Jesus on the cross. As a woman, as a person of color, as someone who has thus far spent my entire life on the margins of the socio-economic system in this country, I have very little sympathy for people in any kind of majority acting like they're being victimized for their beliefs when it's been THEM doing it to other people for however long.

Now, if it's sincerely held beliefs, I will be sensitive to that fact, and slowly ease myself out of their everyday life. I will not comment, call them out, or otherwise emphasize our differences of opinions. But if you're all on my facebook talking about how I shouldn't have the HRC logo because of what's been going on lately (because you're angry that DOMA got overturned, not because you think HRC isn't liberal enough, I mean), then I will call you out on your bullshit. Because last time I checked, no one was going around killing Christians just because they're Christians. Black people for being black? Yes. LGBT people for being LGBT (or even just "looking" gay)? Yes.

So those people can suck it, IMO.
item
Member
Moonage Daydream 6 years ago on 07/02/13
Equipped: Link's Boomerang named "I wish I knew how to quit you"
Pfft

Let me know when Disney is willing to air a show with no parents, like "Feral Sheryl" or something

Moderator StuntCock Says:

item
Member
Float 6 years ago on 07/02/13
Equipped: Portable Campfire named "put it in your pocket and roast some weiners!"
I'd rather watch "Test Tube Rube".
item
Member
Johnny Landmine 6 years ago on 07/04/13
Equipped: Devo Hat named "Effective non-streaking protection from Space Junk"
Uh "I'd blame parents, except he hasn't got 'em!" is right there in that song about Aladdin in "Aladdin"
 
Member
A Study in Pink 6 years ago on 07/06/13
What about the Jungle Book? Mowgli was literally raised by animals in the jungle.
PS: In response to the OP: The fact that anyone cares about this is deeply, deeply depressing to me. I want to congratulate Disney, but I can not bring myself to care. They make crappy tv shows and so what if it has same sex parents? Who cares? The answer should be: no one. So I'm trying to muster some mild respect since I am very much of the opinion that movies and television and the portrayal of minorities has a huge impact on social perception. So. Good job Disney. Shame on everyone who thinks this is something to protest, or even to spend three minutes thinking about. You need to get a goddamn life and stop hatin. Haters.
PS: I'm pretty firmly behind the hypothesis that Modern Family directly contributed to the acceptance of gays by the older portions of my family, excluding insane grandmothers. That show is too cute, damnit.
item
Member
Moonage Daydream 6 years ago on 07/08/13
Equipped: Link's Boomerang named "I wish I knew how to quit you"
Uh whatever, clearly Mowgli and Aladdin had some sort of social upbringing. I want a bland family sitcom about a child whose lack of care and social contact has rendered her unable to function among other humans or learn any form of language or do anything but grunt warnings to those who approach her dumpster and complain amusingly to the studio audience about her weeping sores
item
Member
Scarlett 6 years ago on 07/08/13
Equipped: Home Pregnancy Test named "Too little, too late"
I just came in here to say, I fucking love me some Good Luck Charlie.

You need a paid membership to reply to this thread.

Paid memberships are four bucks a month or twenty bucks a year. Cheap!

However, creating an account is free. Members without paid accounts can use a lot of the site's features without ever paying anything.

Be awesome. Create an account!

Geek dating and social networking for awesome people.

Sign Up. Join OtakuBooty!

OtakuBooty is where smart, funny, sexy nerds meet. Creating an account is free. Full membership is $4/month or $15/year. Cheap!

Press People. Need material? Cover OB for your site, blog, podcast, magazine, or what-have-you.  More info »

Want Your Stuff Reviewed By OB? Just send us your press releases and requests to review your products.