Fans believe kids TV show Gravity Falls introduced a gay male couple in its final episode this week.
Airing on the Disney XD, the show is about a twin brother and sister spending their summer vacation in a mysterious town full of supernatural creatures. It has plenty of fans from young to old for its clever humor and diverse cast.
Many had suspected, through subtext, that minor characters Sheriff Blubs and Deputy Durland were a couple.
It all lead up to this moment where it appeared they confessed their love for each other.
Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch had previously said he would be happy to have a LGBTI character on the show.
‘I would LOVE to but I doubt they’d ever let me do it in kids TV,’ he said on Reddit. ‘But man I would if I could.’
This is likely due to foreign censors, who are happy to drop kids’ shows if they do not match up to certain moral codes. This isn’t just about Russia either. Cartoon Network UK caused controversy when they censored a dance between two women on Steven Universe because it was too ‘intimate’.