Joining “Arthur,” the cartoon series “My Little Pony” will feature a same-sex couple in Saturday’s episode to coincide with LGBT “pride month.”
The show’s ninth and final season will feature a lesbian pony couple in an episode called “The Last Crusade,” BuzzFeed News reported on Wednesday.
“‘My Little Pony’ has always been about friendship and accepting people (or ponies) that are different from you. So it just felt like something important to do,” Michael Vogel, the show’s writer and producer, said in an interview with the outlet.
Nicole Dubuc, co-showrunner, added: “I think it’s fantastic that we can show that what truly defines a family is love — that, to me, is the core of ‘My Little Pony’.”
The pony characters portrayed as a same-sex couple in the show are Aunt Holiday and Auntie Lofty.
This is the first animated appearance of the two ponies that previously appeared in a 2017 media tie-in prose book called Ponyville Mysteries: Riddle of the Rusty Horseshoe, according to Comics Beat.
“It’s disturbing in every conceivable way to take a children’s program and use it for this sort of indoctrination, exposing them to confusing topics of sexuality at an age where they aren’t developed enough to deal with the complexity of such issues,” wrote Elizabeth Johnston, who’s also known as “The Activist Mommy,” in a Friday blog post.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Brandon Showalter