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One Million Moms boycotts Disney show after including gay couple

Christian organization claims a victory after did not air an advert during the show
One Million Moms is boycotting Disney's Good Luck Charlie over their inclusion of gay parents.

Disney show Good Luck Charlie is being boycotted by One Million Moms over an episode featuring gay parents.

On 28 January, the sitcom series featured the first ever same-sex couple on the Disney channel.

In the show, two mothers Susan and Cheryl were introduced in a scene where they dropped their daughter Taylor off for a playdate with Charlie.

One Million Moms issued a statement, reading: ‘Disney has decided to be politically correct instead of providing family-friendly programming.

‘Disney should stick to entertaining, not pushing an agenda. Conservative families need to urge Disney to avoid controversial topics that children are far too young to comprehend.

‘This is the last place a parent would expect their children to be confronted with topics that are too difficult for them to understand.

‘Mature issues of this nature are being introduced too early and too soon, and it is extremely unnecessary.’

Disney reportedly consulted with child development experts and advisors before writing the episode.

One Million Moms had protested against Disney before the episode aired, with the family organization ignoring their outrage and airing it anyway.

But the Christian organization still attempted to snatch a victory out of the jaws of defeat, claiming did not sponsor the program because of their petition.

As notes, does not advertise on every single show or even every single episode.

‘This creates something of a problem with their narrative, but even going beyond that, the leverage that they had was minor at best, and the inability of their campaign- which had been in motion for more than a year- to do much of anything. In fact, they seemed unable to do much of anything,’ they said.

A Disney rep said the show was ‘developed to be relevant to kids and families around the world and to reflect themes of diversity and inclusiveness’.

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