After hyping it up back in July of 2013, the Disney Channel finally aired the latest episode of its show Good Luck Charlie, featuring a storyline with two lesbian mothers. As you can see in the clip below, they found a way to milk some humour out of it without being derisive, and they were able to acknowledge differences without turning it into a HUGE deal.
See? G-rated funny and utterly innocuous! Unless you’re purposely looking for a reason to be morally outraged, in which case JACKPOT!
Yes, One Million Moms — that numerically challenged echo chamber of anachronistic rage — jumped all over this one. Apparently, the idea of Disney accurately reflecting the broadening array of families in North America is tantamount to heresy. Heresy, I say!
In an email obtained by Lez Get Real, One Million(ish) Moms told its members that they “need to urge Disney to avoid controversial topics that children are far too young to comprehend. This is the last place a parent would expect their children to be confronted with topics that are too difficult for them to understand. Mature issues of this nature are being introduced too early and too soon, and it is extremely unnecessary."
Except that you actually CAN talk to your kids about this. I’m not saying kids are geniuses or social-justice experts, but they’re at least smart enough to look at two loving parents, regardless of sex, and see a loving family.
As a mother (apparently, a million of them — guffaw!) it’s your job to talk to your kids. No one else is going to police what your kids watch. No one’s going to talk to your kids about what they see on TV. Do your fucking job, jerkasses.