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Fri Jun 17, 2022, 02:02 AM

PIXAR'S LIGHTYEAR IS TRIGGERING THE LATEST RIGHT-WING ANTI-LGBTQ+ PANIC

The conservative outrage machine has picked its next target and it’s about to hit theaters: Disney-Pixar’s Lightyear, the Toy Story spin-off movie out Friday. “Disney works to push a ‘not-at-all-secret gay agenda’…Parents should keep that in mind before deciding whether to take their kids to see ‘Lightyear,’” tweeted Ben Shapiro, one of the most popular right-wing podcast hosts. His post included a screenshot from the upcoming animated movie that features two lesbian parents embracing each other. “Children are not adults. What may be appropriate for adults is not appropriate for children,” the podcaster continued. “That this must be said demonstrates that our society is in a state of moral collapse.”

Shapiro’s portrayal of LGBTQ+ people and relationships as inherently lewd or pornographic, and thus, inappropriate for children, has become the norm among many conservatives. Over the past three months, the biggest names in conservative media have resurrected an all-out war against LGBTQ+ Americans, attempting to trigger a moral panic that is growing more extreme and more widespread with each passing week. As state legislatures tee up hundreds of anti-LGBTQ+ proposals this year, a study from the Human Rights Campaign declared that 2022 could be the most anti-trans legislative year in history, per USA Today. This campaign has also escalated in conservative media; in March, far-right pundits began maligning educators who talk about gender identity or sexual orientation as “groomers” who seek to prey on schoolchildren. The revival of this age-old smear was adopted by some of the right’s most popular pundits and politicians. But the focus of these attacks has since shifted from schools, evolving into much broader attacks on LGBTQ+ people in all public spaces.

In a Townhall column titled “When a Kiss Is Not Just a Kiss,” talk radio host Larry O’Connor pushed back against a Perez Hilton tweet noting that Lightyear is “banned in multiple countries over a gay kiss. CARTOONS KISSING, Y’ALL. That’s some commitment to homophobia.”

“This is the standard response whenever objections are raised to the slow-motion degradation of our principles and values that we try to instill in our children,” O’Connor wrote. “Now, Disney has decided to warp its credibility with parents everywhere by letting us know that even its cartoons are no longer free from content that might be objectionable.” Likewise, The American Conservative’s Rod Dreher condemned Disney’s decision to include the Lightyear scene, accusing the company of appeasing a “woke mob that wants to sexualize children” and trying to “turn popular art into culture-war propaganda.” (At one point, Disney higher-ups reportedly decided to remove the scene in which the lesbian couple shares a kiss, but they reversed that decision in March in response to employee protests over anti-LGBTQ+ legislation being passed in Florida.)



https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2022/06/disney-lightyear-anti-lgbtq-panic

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 02:27 AM

1. Next on their agenda: Eliminating real-life LGBTQ+ couples.

..."For the children, of course," say the slime who pointedly ignore the real-life molesters and traffickers in their own midst.

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Response to Grokenstein (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 05:22 AM

7. I wish them all the luck

Some of us LGBTQIA+ are armed and they'll have to have one hell of a game plan to eliminate us.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 02:53 AM

2. they scour every movie, tv show or signs of LGBT, women or POC in major roles

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 02:53 AM

3. but they groom their kids with the prostitute loving serial adulter with the orange hair nt

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 04:02 AM

4. " that even its cartoons are no longer free from content that might be objectionable."

Has this waste of oxygen ever heard of a little thing from Disney titled, 'The Song of the South'?

Or any number of anti-Asian propaganda films from the 1940's?

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Response to SeattleVet (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 10:30 AM

10. I'm thinking that little shitstain never even heard of "Fritz the Cat."

Poor, sanctimonious, little Benny Boy would have a stroke over that one. Or, more likely, he secretly watches it in an endless loop every day.

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Response to SeattleVet (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 19, 2022, 07:37 AM

17. The Song of the South hasn't been available for decades

You can't watch it on The Disney Channel either. They expunged it as much as they could.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 04:56 AM

5. But....

Quite certain these nincompoops would think it absolutely fitting to have two AR-15's embracing in a cartoon. One of them demure and curvy of course.

Republicans are idiots, dangerous ones.

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Response to North Shore Chicago (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 19, 2022, 07:36 AM

16. Or a love scene with a hetero couple making out/getting kinky with guns...

"You see, Johnny, when two people with guns really love each other... You know, like the Boeberts..."

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 05:15 AM

6. Fucking cry about it fuckers

I know y'all hate seeing LGBTQIA+ in daily life now. ITS CALLED NORMALCY YOU FUCKERS! The only people who hate it are you that want us silenced! Guess what shit for brains. We are NOT going anywhere. Get use to it. We are gonna be here forever and you'll have to deal with that fact.

Side note. I'm taking my cousin to see this. So on no the big bad transwoman is taking a kid to see it. FEAR ME! OGAABOGABOOGA!!!!!!!!!

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Response to vercetti2021 (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 10:01 AM

8. +1

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 10:25 AM

9. It must really suck ...

not being able to enjoy anything.

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Response to dawg (Reply #9)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 03:46 PM

12. They're down to Kid Rock and Duck Dynasty.

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Response to RandySF (Reply #12)

Sun Jun 19, 2022, 07:35 AM

15. People enjoy Kid Rock and Duck Dy-nasty?

Now that is disturbing.

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Response to dawg (Reply #9)

Sun Jun 19, 2022, 09:12 AM

18. RIGHT !!! Then what they do "enjoy" is bland and humorless and thought life.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 01:55 PM

11. If Disney is So Gay-Friendly

Why did they cancel the popular show "The Owl House"?

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 03:54 PM

13. So do we stop watching It's a Wonderful Like

After all Ernie kissed Burt the cop.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Jun 19, 2022, 07:34 AM

14. Ben Shapiro is a child

A 38 year old, overgrown toddler. A loudmouthed dipshit whose body somehow developed without puberty, but his brain clearly didn't. Somehow this asshat was given a loud microphone, one that he uses to whine about constantly.

"Children are not adults." Neither are you, Benny.

If you're okay with your kids seeing two heterosexuals embracing or kissing, then there's nothing different about letting them see two lesbians do so. Sure, maybe your kids will have questions. Guess what? You can either educate your kids on the fact that LGBTQ's exist... or you can be a stupid motherfucker like your parents were when they raised you, acting like everyone is just like you and you are the embodiment of normal and if you don't want LGBTQ's to exist... Well, make them not exist. If it was good enough for Hitler...

Gay people exist, Shapiro. Grow the fuck up and get over it.

Trans people exist, Shapiro. Grow the fuck up and get over it.

Seriously. Shapiro and the rest of his reich-wing crybabies need to grow up and grow a brain.

Leave us alone already, Shapiro. Better yet, just leave. Go take a trip on Elon Musk's stupid ship. Make it a one-way trip. Just leave Earth. No LGBTQ's in space.

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