Captain Planet is all heart, and that is why he is the best advocate for same-sex marriage in Australia.
The official Facebook page for the 90s hero is calling on fans to believe in ‘heart not hate’.
‘Without heart, there would be no Captain Planet! Australia who have only 14 days to make sure you are enrolled to vote in the postal vote on same-sex marriage,’ the Facebook post says.
‘THE POWER IS YOURS!’
The vote is voluntary, unlike voting in elections and is non-binding. The government will not have to act on the outcome.
However an overwhelming ‘Yes’ vote is hoped will finally move the government to pass marriage equality.
Unsurprisingly, Captain Planet’s advocacy for same-sex marriage had its opponents.
‘Captain Planet was gay?’ one Facebook comment said.
‘People are a huge part of our planet and caring about each other is one of the most important things we can do to make our world a better place,’ Captain Planet responded.
‘The power of heart is all about compassion, caring about our planet and each other – and like when we did episodes about children in war torn countries, AIDS and gun violence – we care.’
And another homophobe said: ‘Earth, fire, wind, water…gay marriage? stick to the environment captain.’
And in response to that, the 90s hero said: ‘You seem to have missed a power there Pete. People are part of and have a huge impact on the environment and caring about each other is one of the most powerful things we can do.’
‘Now I know for sure Captain Planet don’t manage his own account,’ another detractor said.
‘Actually I very much do, with the people who made the show. The Power Is Yours!’