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Should the Disney Channel Have Shows With Gay Characters?

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago

    why do they not?  Not suggesting characters with 'hi I am  gay' T shirts, just known they are and its no different than the others?

    But it is, not bad.  But what's the need to put it out there?  We could argue a million why not have ...................... etc

    Just my opinion  hmm:

    SodaHead article here;

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    1. Stump Parrish profile image60
      Stump Parrishposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      The disney corporation is famous for it's fantasy worlds. In some people world today, gays dont naturally occur and this is the message they demand  to see. That they refuse to accept the obvious truth about the seven dwarves is just a symptom of their delusional state.

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        kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        big_smile

    2. Miss Lil' Atlanta profile image76
      Miss Lil' Atlantaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Personally I think so. Now I don't mean the stereotypical gays that often the media and society usually already falsely portrays and exaggerates but just the majority of gays and lesbians which, to me are just as 'regular' (or whatever you would like to refer to this as) of people as anyone else.

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        kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        very true, thank you

        ps welcome, glad your here!
        smile

    3. tritrain profile image75
      tritrainposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I think it would be fine, as it would represent the people that kids will encounter in life.  Granted, there are many Disney characters are completely ridiculous.  I mean, how many talking animals do you know?

    4. Stevennix2001 profile image83
      Stevennix2001posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Well first of all, you have to take in mind that Disney is nothing more than a corporation designed primarily to make money from it's key demographic.  Most Disney films and shows on the Disney Channel are marketed specifically towards families and kids.  Sure, there's a few Disney films that adults can enjoy too like the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies, but those are rare exceptions. Majority of shows and movies marketed under the Disney name brand is geared towards a family friendly audience, as Disney films tend to cater to the majority demographic.  therefore, you won't see them often putting up controversial subject matter under their house name. 

      And with the way American families are now, most families aren't comfortable with the idea of having homosexuals anywhere near their children in any fathomable way.  Not that I would ever agree with that assessment, but this is just how many families think.  Therefore, Disney doesn't want to piss off their key demographic just to make a politically correct statement about how gays are outcasts in society due to stereotyping. 

      Sure, they may address that matter on one of the shows on their affiliate network, ABC, but they'll never do it under their main company name, Disney, as they typically try to avoid controversial stereotypes these days.  Now before you bring up racial slurs and interpretations in classic films like "Dumbo" and "Peter Pan", then I do have a few points to make about that.  Those movies only worked because A) they were made during a time when America wasn't as politically correct as it is today, and B) racism and racial stereotypes were more acceptable back then.  Sadly, until gays become more accepted into mainstream society and media, then you'll never see Disney have an openly gay character.  Sure, we can gripe all we want about it, but Disney only cares about making money.  That's just reality.

      Yes, Disney is hypocritical in the sense that they'll gladly become private owners of the porn company, Vivid Videos, that features tons of gay sex between women and men according to various news sources, yet you won't see them promote openly gay characters on the Disney Channel.  I know it's a screwed up double standard, but that's life.  Disney doesn't care about what piss ant people like you or me think, as they only care about making money.  My only advice to you kim if you really want them to introduce a gay character into one of Disney Channel's shows, then you can do one or a combination of the following:

      1) start a petition.  go around your area and try to get as many signatures from as many people as humanly possible to show Disney that a large majority of america wants a openly gay character in one of their shows.

      2) if you have a inside connection with one of Disney's higher ups, then I'd call them to see if they can put in a good word about your idea

      3) Work your way up the Disney corporate ladder and getting a degree in film and/or marketing.  Once you spend some time within the Disney corporation meeting the right people and kissing a whole lot of a**, then you should eventually find yourself in a position of power to even suggest the idea to Disney CEO's and investors.

      4) You can hit them where it hurts....their WALLETS!  Just write them a letter demanding they start producing more openly gay characters into their family shows on Disney channel or else you and a bunch of your associates will boycott anything Disney or affiliated.  Of course, they probably won't care at first, but this is why it'll be important for you and your followers to actually go through with the idea.  Then once you spend a great deal of time boycotting all things Disney related or affiliated, and it starts to affect the amount of revenue they generate per year.  then you might be able to force Disney to change their views on this subject matter.

      However, all these ideas would take a lot of time to get the message across to Disney, but these are your only options you can do if you truly want them to change their approach to programming. 

      On a personal note though, I do agree with everyone that thinks it's a good idea to introduce a openly gay character, as it would bring a lot more awareness to the issue of how gays are often ridiculed in our society.  however, that's just not reality, as i doubt disney will ever go for it in the near future at least.

  2. kirstenblog profile image78
    kirstenblogposted 6 years ago

    I think if a show is going to have a sexual element then it is a fair topic to include. If we are talking Muppet style shows and cartoons then generally sexual stuff is left out, of all sorts. Hannah Montana or whatever would probably benifit from an episode showing what it is like for a young person who is discovering they are gay, how their peers treat them, how their family treat them etc. could raise awareness to stop the bullying that can and does happen.

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      kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      actually good point purple people eater, good morning btw big_smile

      Just don't eat me or I'll tell Disney channel, guess I won't be able too.  Congrats on turning 100, it's working for you, must really take care of yourself and others yikes

      xo


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      1. kirstenblog profile image78
        kirstenblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Mornin to you too! big_smile
        I love that anger management giff! lol
        Anger management pisses me off too! mad lol

        (spelling management also pisses me off, had red underlines both times cause I can't spell! Thank the cookie for spell check!)

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          kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          lol  lol  lol  lol  lol  oo pee hmm:

          1. kirstenblog profile image78
            kirstenblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            lol I think we all need to be less funny on here, we are always making you pee! lol

            Or we need to raise a fund to get you some of those things for when you pee uncontrollably sometimes wink

  3. kirstenblog profile image78
    kirstenblogposted 6 years ago

    Bert and Ernie were gay
    They lived together and fought like an old married couple wink

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      kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      see 4  drops of pee and i went during vuitton check out check, i just want the gift wrapping I HAD TO HAVE AT $$ A PIECE AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago

    oh girl I really went and just did it!!!!

    Forget spell check can we have a price check, just bought these over the net!  Comes with authentication papers [like who gives a f@ck] hubby is up in 1 1/2 hours and I already have 2 but needed a wallet right?  and don't have these two, omg, what do I say except 'honey they're non-refundable'  and christmas just passed can we talk spoiled and i am going on a cruise somewhere this month, I need them for that and LV does not go on sale yikes yikes yikes yikes  still I'm psyched!!!!!!!!!!!  and clearly now gay and addicted to LV

    help?  hmm:


    I'd pee in one, they're yuckiddy proof!  [red]

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    HELP ME PLEASE!

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago

    I could just say nothing but glowing more than when I was pregnant!

    Am I posting alone lame here again hmm:

    1. kirstenblog profile image78
      kirstenblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I am struggling to be productive
      Uploading art to deviantart is being productive right?

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        kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

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        OMG your literally brilliant


        He's a 2year+ hubber but never been in this neck of the woods, see I'm safe cause he does snoop  my hubtivity, trust me I know, but this has been so hijacked by me started by me it's brilliant

        Things are looking up and I left this in kitchen=too over the top?  please advise!

        Sorry, know we;re both working but can't/won't loose these bags [dang should have said him]!!!!!!


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        1. kirstenblog profile image78
          kirstenblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          If your guys is anything like mine it could work wink
          lol lol

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago

    changing avatars

    yes I am going to, 'k?

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago

    uh um eee just got confirmation email, didn't realize I ORDER A MAKEUP BAG TO MATCH EACH SHOULDER ART!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I'm Screwed I'll photoshop your 100 to mine and he would for sure be glad I spoiled myself, HubPages would you ban me for that?  And what kinda ban are we referring to?  Just curious, has it been done before and in 45 minutes?  Have you ever helped someone?  You know him, what could i do cause I forgot I bought these too?


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    kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago

    changing avatar to something sweet

    I gotta cover all visual basis he's a  director

  9. kirstenblog profile image78
    kirstenblogposted 6 years ago

    Well now I am being uber productive, even tho that means my coffee is going cold and I keep yawning so much the tears start streaming but hey I got a few more designed iPad and iPhone cases for sale plus a few pairs of keds shoes! Tho they have to be approved by the big worm in the sky to ensure I have been a good girl tongue

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      kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      thanks girl, you da best

      update; told him nothing yet and he just left work to drive an hour away to buy me the iphone 4 - not in stock anywhere close, but i need a holder now don't I well hells bells, didn't LV have one, omg stop

      I am not this selfish, ok I am but I just don't want the phone to get wrecked!

      No clue what phone really is must look  it up

      You got me thru last night, thanks girl

      cowgirl style

      see look


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      addicted!!!!!!!!!!!!

      1. kirstenblog profile image78
        kirstenblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        You should check out some of my designs, I got some way trippy ones! I think I did a hub *scratches head*

        http://rlv.zcache.com/amazing_fractal_cross_in_circle_iphone_4_case_speckcase-p176867001561722035vu98a_500.jpg

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          kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          OMG

          do you do it after phone is purchased-will you do mine do you take visa?  where can I find these?  website hurry have one hour do help!  Im not thrilled with lv or their price
          com on'

          1. kirstenblog profile image78
            kirstenblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I think my daytime is your evening, we often seem to be out of sync time wise. I have a few hubs with my art on plus links to my store. it is a pretty cool set up really, with a print on demand company that will make the items only once a person has bought and they do it from the closest possible print factory (or whatever). I hope I don't get in trouble for self promotion but you did ask so it might be OK (besides I don't mind a small spanking! LOL)
            For the one I showed you the link to it is
            Fractal Cross in Circle

            But feel free to have a look around, that one is just my current favorite, I love abstract and fractals but do do photography as well. I had someone call my heart designs my heartwork, totally cute!

          2. kirstenblog profile image78
            kirstenblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Oh I forgot to say that you can have more then once case and put your iPhone in the case that matches your mood big_smile

            They are like $40 and up so I don't imagine many folks will get one for each day of the week lol

            They also take visa, mastercard paypal etc.

  10. Greek One profile image81
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    what do you think Pinocchio was?...

    with the instant nose erections every time someone jiminied his cricket?

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      kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol  lol  lol

  11. Hokey profile image61
    Hokeyposted 6 years ago

    Not really sure. I can see the pros and cons of this action but not sure Disney is the right place for this.

  12. prettydarkhorse profile image68
    prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago

    I love teletubbies

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago

    OMG one-glad you still have your dollar [bitch] two-we are lame following now this late, think we hooked up as 'fans' when I was lyricsingray three-noticed you didn't follow prey, karma. or dear addict - noted when shopping, they will be following you people purple eater four-omg the i phone rocks but hello he comes home and [i kid you not] with all this makeup and artist case phone and necklace wtf?  I was going to call vuitton soon as he fell asleep and cancel my name permanently then he starts laughing just before bed and says you look sad, honey you know I love you those things I bought you wanted and are most deserving of, I started to tear up and he laughs really loud.

    Kirsten what, I had to confess and as I say there is something I did I have to tell you, he said  stop, can't take this a second longer, you have sat in your guilt for 5 hours since I brought gifts home, knowing so well the $$$$  you spent on bags.  Kimberly, you know I don't care but despise being sideswiped so here's a gift visa for x amount so you feel like you don't have to ask me  *sniff*  I know, right?  Then it fell to sh@t in 2 ways for some reason - Ian on heavy meds for treatments - makes for a boring Kimmy, but not tonight, problem is i get no warning that i am out, yep right in the middle, just woke up and too exhausted to sneak drive - feel me on this?

    OK right, had a point and yes I am aware all this could have been in an email, but folk are sure enough we hijacked my gay thread anyways!!!!!!!!!  pee.

    brb [meaning burped pardon me ok now pee]

    OK sorry.  I'm actually writing like your with me ha

    he brings me an i phone cover he brought me surprise is just close your eyes, imagine now your in the army, in the desert, no lip balm, dirty, hot but the leader of your troops [of course]  and your deep in the bunker need to make contact with US so you pull out from your [vuitton] knapsack a doubled layered black/green covered rubber and plastic now 35 lb i phone to call

    i kid you not, now whew sorry girl, off to finish a hub then to you to get a descent cover, can you imagine oh wait photo op  in meantime this is your new avatar as  you blog to many-

    OMG one-glad you still have your dollar [bitch] two-we are lame following now this late, think we hooked up as 'fans' when I was lyricsingray three-noticed you didn't follow prey, karma. or dear addict - noted when shopping, they will be following you people purple eater four-omg the i phone rocks but hello he comes home and [i kid you not] with all this makeup and artist case phone and necklace wtf?  I was going to call vuitton soon as he fell asleep and cancel my name permanently then he starts laughing just before bed and says you look sad, honey you know I love you those things I bought you wanted and are most deserving of, I started to tear up and he laughs really loud.

    Kirsten what, I had to confess and as I say there is something I did I have to tell you, he said  stop, can't take this a second longer, you have sat in your guilt for 5 hours since I brought gifts home, knowing so well the $$$$  you spent on bags.  Kimberly, you know I don't care but despise being sideswiped so here's a gift visa for x amount so you feel like you don't have to ask me  *sniff*  I know, right?  Then it fell to sh@t in 2 ways for some reason - Iam on heavy meds for treatments - makes for a boring kimmy, but not tonight, problem is i get no warning that im out, yep right in the middle, just woke up and too exhausted to sneak drive - feel me on this?

    OK right, had a point and yes I am aware all this could have been in an email, but folk are sure enough we hijacked my gay thread anyways!!!!!!!!!  pee.

    brb

    ok sorry.  I'm actually writing like your with me ha

    he brings me an iphone cover he brought me surprise is just close your eyes, imagine now your in the army, in the desert, no lip balm, dirty, hot but the leader of your troops [of course]

    look at mine its all ass, hubpages that is a very creative carefully lit avatar of me and if  you ban another avatar that makes 5 read above i'm mentally stressed [yep whew!]

    ok I leave you with can you believe this site has spell  check that includes i phone but not vuitton?  people please

    girl need help/advice on my website

    screwed

    blogging community

    will explain more just too exhausted

    www.lyicsingray.com

    girl, your purple btw

    o forgot your avatar


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  14. A la carte profile image60
    A la carteposted 6 years ago

    Since it is the Disney channel there is never room for sex. There might be some romance but sheesh who cares. Discussion about homosexuality is so passe (with an e grave) lets just accept it and move on.

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      kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol

  15. PabstPenrose profile image61
    PabstPenroseposted 6 years ago

    The Dinsey Channel has overly lost their ways. I'm sure if they started putting out on the show, like a soft-core porno, nobody would be offended. R.I.P. cartoons.

 
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