Disney Pixar released a short film for young viewers on Friday, featuring the company’s first homosexual main character.
The story, titled “Out”, follows a homosexual adult male named Greg as he struggles to tell his parents that he’s in a relationship with another man.
After his parents pay a surprise visit to his apartment, Greg frantically tries to hide the evidence of his homosexual relationship, only to realise that he shouldn’t have to hide who he truly is.
According to NBC News, Walt Disney Studios, the parent of Pixar and a subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company has been stepping up its LGBTQ representation recently by including LGBTQ storylines in films such as Frozen, Onward, Avengers: Endgame, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Upcoming projects set to feature homosexual characters are also said to include, The Eternals and Thor: Love and Thunder.
Last month it was reported that the company’s stock price plummeted, however, Bob Chapek, CEO of the Walt Disney Company, dismissed any connection to their promotion of LGBTQ ideology.
“We believe we want to tell stories that our audience wants to hear that reflects their lives,” Chapek said.
“In terms of the stock price, there’s a lot of reasons why the stock price might be down… that has nothing to do with the issue,” he added. “It might have more to do with coronavirus and the worldwide pandemic that we’re facing.”
Hundreds of thousands of people have signed multiple online petitions calling on the company to remain family-friendly and abandon their attempts to indoctrinate children with LGBTQ ideology.