HOLLYWOOD, May 26, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — The Disney company is planning a sequel to “Frozen,” the highest grossing animated film of all time, and its protagonist should come out of the closet, according to her voice actress and a growing number of LGBT activists. Meanwhile, fans are responding negatively, with over 200,000 signing a petition urging Disney to resist the pressure.
Idina Menzel, who gives voice to lead character Elsa, gave her support to the #GiveElsaAGirlfriend campaign in an interview with Entertainment Tonight on Sunday.
“I think it’s great,” she said. “Disney’s just gotta contend with that. I’ll let them figure that out.” Menzel added that she would support the decision to make Elsa a lesbian “no matter what.”
Frozen 2 is scheduled for release in 2018.
The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) gave Disney a failing grade this year in its annual report on how closely studios are mainstreaming homosexuality. Homosexual activists are pitching the Elsa campaign as a way for Disney to fix its record.
And in the meantime they’ve launched another Twitter campaign to make Captain America homosexual in the next film, promoting it with the hashtag #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend.
FeministCulture.com creator Alexis Isabel started the Frozen 2 campaign on April 30, sending the tweet, “I hope Disney makes Elsa a lesbian. Imagine how iconic that would be.” She signed it with the #GiveElsaAGirlfriend hashtag.
It started trending within hours, with LGBT activists reportedly tweeted the hashtag nearly 5,000 times an hour. One tweet read, “#GiveElsaAGirlfriend because little girls watching should know you can be a princess and love another princess.” Another read, “Given that Frozen was one giant metaphor for the closet, to #GiveElsaAGirlfriend is just logical. More LGBT representation is a great idea.”
Concerned parents take a dimmer view of the proposal. Citizen GO’s U.S. Director Gregory Mertz started a counter-petition online, “Disney: No Princess for Queen Elsa.” The online petition is in the form of a letter to Disney. “With success comes certain responsibility,” the petition letter begins. “Your film and hidden messages in your film influence the hearts and minds of children across the world.”
“To turn Queen Elsa's character into a lesbian stems from a political movement intended to feed the young audience with a divisive political message,” the letter continues.
211,118 people have signed the counter-petition online. Citizen GO has a goal of half a million signatures.
“Children are innocent and it is very important not to refocus the film with political messages, but rather keep to its original theme by helping children dream of eternal values, such as: love, friendship, faithfulness, loyalty, generosity, etc.,” the letter asks.
Citizen GO suggests that Elsa instead fall in love with a handsome prince, and Mertz has also created the Twitter hashtag, #CharmingPrinceForElsa.
“I'm not surprised twisted liberals want to turn a children's cartoon into one more way to normalize and promote the gay agenda to our most impressionable citizens,” Media Research Center Vice President Dan Gainor told LifeSiteNews. “It's almost certain that left-wing Disney will cave to the LGBTQ agenda in some significant way. Perhaps that will teach parents to avoid both Disney movies and theme parks.”
Sean Ryan, Director of Communications for MassResistance, told LifeSiteNews, “The homosexual movement is largely sustained through the blatant propagandizing of children, and this latest attempt is just one more demonstration of adults attempting to impose their warped views on innocent children.”
“These are agendas driven by massive activist groups that work to undermine morality in society,” Ryan said. “Even though Hollywood has continually increased depictions of homosexuality, it's still not enough. It's never enough for groups whose only goal is total dominance.”
The movie “Frozen” has been criticized by pro-family conservatives for being thinly veiled propaganda for homosexuality, while LGBT activists praised the movie for the same reason. Both believe the film actually depicts a positive example of homosexual youth – just not openly enough for homosexual activists.
Conservative blogger Kathryn Skaggs criticized “Frozen” for presenting a “gay agenda to normalize homosexuality.”
A major theme of the film is Elsa's self-isolation because she feels she is “different” from everyone else in a way that she is told is socially unacceptable. At one point her parents are asked if she was “born this way or cursed,” and her parents affirm Elsa was born different. Elsa must hide her true identity to integrate in society, and this creates an inner conflict. Despite her parents telling her she must control herself because people consider her difference evil, Elsa cannot change. Ultimately, her parents completely cut her off from society.
Shame is at the core of Elsa's feelings about her being different. Her parents tell her, “conceal it, don't feel it.” After her parents die, Elsa becomes queen. Her “normal” sister is happily anticipating finder her (heterosexual) mate, while Elsa isn't interested. One character quips, “No one was getting any way with her.”
Once outed at her coronation, Elsa sings, “Let It Go.”
Several homosexuals saw the original “Frozen” film as an allegory for lesbian inner conflict and ultimate vindication, with the Oscar-winning theme song, “Let It Go,” playing “like a coming-out” anthem, according to Akash Nikolas in The Atlantic.
The lyrics of “Let It Go” are about rebelling against traditional morals: “I'm the queen…
Couldn't keep it in… Don't let them see, Be the good girl you always have to be, Conceal, don't feel.” And the song’s chorus, “Let it go, Can't hold it back anymore… I don't care what they're going to say… No right, no wrong, no rules for me; I'm free… That perfect girl is gone….”
The central problem is society's acceptance of Elsa being “different,” as Skaggs puts it, which is used “to normalize homosexual behavior and legitimize same-sex marriage in society: the opposition to it is the problem — you… Conservative society is the block to homosexual freedom within society.”
These critics say that “Frozen” gave a few winks to transgenderism and even bestiality.
At the end of the credits, the giant, male snow monster finds Elsa's tiara and puts it on, discovering his own “true inner princess.”
A minor male character who runs a trading post at one point turns and waves to his “family” in a sauna, and the film depicts what appears to be an adult male surrounded by young children.
The character Kristoff is described in the “Fixer-Upper” song as having an “outside of nature's laws” relationship with his reindeer, Sven. The lyrics are, “So he’s got a few flaws, like his peculiar brain, dear; His thing with the reindeer — that’s a little outside of nature’s laws!”
Skaggs concluded, “The process of normalizing homosexual behavior in society is going to require more than the liberal media saying it is so, or activist judges legalizing same-sex marriage… It's going to require the indoctrination of our children… In today's liberal society allowing almost anything, even legalizing it, in the name of 'love' trumps sin – it's that powerful of an ideology.”
Other studios did more to promote the LGBT agenda than Disney last year, according to GLAAD. Its report calculated that 18 percent of movies released by major studios had homosexual characters. On the GLAAD “report card,” film studio Lionsgate was recognized for featuring homosexual characters in 33 percent of its movies.