The Disney channel has introduced their first male princess, to the applause of LGBT-friendly outlets. The character is featured on the program Star vs. The Forces of Evil, the same show that previously showed Disney’s first same-sex kiss.
The Christian Post revealed the character, Marco Diaz, disguises himself as a princess named Turdina. “Marco is about to reveal his truth to the students when Ms. Heinous storms in and outs him herself, pulling down his shirt to reveal a strand of chest hair. But the other princesses stand by Marco’s side… ‘That doesn’t prove anything. Princesses can be hairy,’ one princess shouts. ‘Why does it matter if he’s a boy? Nothing he said was wrong,’ another exclaims. Others state, ‘Turdina is a state of mind’ and ‘He can be a princess if he wants to!'”
The Huffington Post has called it a, “beautiful moment and one that could be incredibly influential for kids who are soaking up social cues about what it means to be a boy or a girl – or any gender in between – and what supposedly is or isn’t possible because of how they identify.”
The Christian Post also quoted Franklin Graham who warned parents, “Disney used to be the brand that parents could trust. They were kind of like the ‘gold seal’ of family programming. But those days are long gone… Disney is in the LGBTQ camp, and they’re wanting to use so-called family-friendly programs to influence the youth of today to accept and to be a part of the destructive LGBT lifestyle.”