March 5, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Two columnists, one Canadian and one English, are irritated at parents who have asked Disney not to portray Elsa as a lesbian in Frozen 2.
It’s “disturbingly misguided” for parents to be asking Disney not to give Frozen’s protagonist a “female love interest,” Emma Teitel wrote at the Toronto Star.
“There is something very wrong with the notion that a gay Elsa would pervert an otherwise sexless story by merely existing inside it,” argued Teitel. “If you believe gay characters aren’t age-appropriate for little kids, you believe gay people aren’t age-appropriate for little kids. You believe we’re deviants.”
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In The Guardian, Arwa Mahdawi mocked the conservatives who she says are “clutching their pearls and screaming about the upcoming gaypocalypse.”
Teitel called LifeSiteNews’ petition asking Disney not to promote lesbianism to young girls “frantic.” Parents “are terrified that a lesbian Elsa will be so cool and so fabulous — she’ll turn their daughters gay,” she mocked.
Teitel suggested some parents are being disingenuous about their opposing to queering Frozen. Such parents already didn’t like the original Frozen, and should be happy they have an excuse to skip taking their kids to it sequel, she wrote.
“What better excuse could a socially conservative, Frozen-averse parent have to banish the voice of Idina Menzel from his car stereo, than conclusive evidence she is a cog in the homosexual indoctrination machine?” Teitel asked.
Mahdawi maintains that the suggestion Elsa will be a lesbian in Frozen 2 is giving leftists a “glimmer of hope” – as the Huffington Post put it – but is far from being certain.
“The media then turned this glimmer into a firestorm,” she wrote.
Teitel acknowledged that a lesbian lead in a Disney film would have a huge impact on kids.
“Frozen 2 starring a gay Elsa would absolutely change the world,” Teitel wrote, “because a lesbian Disney queen with a female love interest sends the following message to millions of kids: hand holding, slow dancing, and maybe a peck on the lips — these chaste movie moments aren’t just for boys and girls.”
“Once, there was a time when young women were empowered to believe they could be doctors, lawyers, and participate in our constitutional republic just as well as men could,” the Activist Mommy blogger wrote as she discussed the possibility of an “LGBTQ” Disney princess.
“Somewhere along this road, however, society took a massive left turn and started teaching young girls they had to have all the unattached, casual sexual encounters they wanted, engage in sexual relationships with other women, and completely forsake a husband and family in order to be empowered,” she continued. “This agenda is nothing short of completely wicked and immoral.”