The television network Disney Junior is receiving criticism for a storyline featured on a recent episode of one of its hit children’s shows involving a main character deciding to cross-dress.
In a recent episode of the “Muppet Babies,” which aired July 23, Gonzo wanted to go to the royal ball that his friends were hosting dressed as a princess but did not feel comfortable doing so because he did not want to defy traditional gender roles.
When Gonzo indicated a desire to “wear one of those princess dresses” to the royal ball, the girls told him that he was “not supposed to wear a dress” and instead wear a knight costume like the rest of the boys.
Upon finding a dejected Gonzo, his “Fairy Ratfather” grants him his wish. And with the wave of a magic wand, Gonzo immediately dons a princess dress and glass slippers.
Gonzo arrived at the party dressed in the costume, introducing himself as “Gonzorella.”
His friends failed to realize that Gonzorella and Gonzo are the same, with Miss Piggy describing the newcomer as “a mysterious new princess.” The other attendees credited “Gonzorella” for adding life to the otherwise dull party.
Because the Muppet abandoned the royal ball just as he was slated to return to his normal form at “cake-o-clock,” his friends never realized that Gonzo was, in fact, Gonzorella.
After the royal ball, Gonzo met with his friends, who lamented that he missed the occasion because they “met the most amazing princess, but they ran away.” When Miss Piggy pointed out that “all they left behind” was a glass slipper, Gonzo informed his friends that “there’s something I need to tell you.”
“The princess who came to your ball tonight was me,” he explained as he grabbed the glass slipper and transformed back into a princess. When Miss Piggy asked why he didn’t say so, Gonzo said, “because you all expected me to look a certain way.”
“I don’t want you to be upset with me,” he added.
Miss Piggy apologized, proclaiming that “it wasn’t very nice of us to tell you what to wear to our ball.”
The other girl, Summer, assured Gonzo that “you’re our friend, and we love you any way you are.”
After the episode aired, conservatives quickly panned Disney Junior for exposing the LGBT agenda to small children.
“I can’t believe I’m tweeting this but … they are pushing the trans agenda on children via muppet babies,” conservative commentator Owens wrote in a tweet Sunday. “This is sick and PERVERTED. Everyone should be disturbed by predatory cartoons meant to usher children into gender dysphoria.”
The above comes from an August 3rd story by the Christian Post.