Some parents just don't play around.
One Million Moms, a boycott-crazy online conservative Christian group affiliated with the American Family Association, is now targeting Pixar/Disney for including brief moments in its hit animated film Toy Story 4 that show two mothers dropping off and picking up their child from kindergarten.
"The scene is subtle in order to desensitize children," says One Million Moms spokesperson Monica Cole in a statement. "But it is obvious that the child has two mothers, and they are parenting together."
"Some in the gay blogging community have agreed that the moment 'was not groundbreaking by any standard' but continued to praise it as a 'small moment of normalization,' which is exactly why 1MM finds this to be so dangerous," Cole continues. "It has not been mentioned much in mainstream media, which could appear as acceptance when really it was because it happened so fast. But the scene was included and intentionally not announced prior to the movie release in hopes it would be kept quiet to expose as many children as possible."
The boycott request also criticizes a "brief comment made about not hiding in a closet," adding, "These 'blink and you will miss' moments were included strictly to push an agenda."
"Toy Story 4 is the last place parents would expect their children to be confronted with content regarding sexual orientation. Issues of this nature are being introduced too early and too soon. It is extremely common yet unnecessary. Disney has decided once again to be politically correct versus providing family-friendly entertainment. Disney should stick to entertaining instead of pushing an agenda and exposing children to controversial topics."
A petition expressing "distrust" of Disney "since their actions have veered away from family-friendly entertainment" has garnered more than 13,000 signatures.
One Million Moms has notably called for the boycotts of brands like Campbell's Soup, American Girl magazine, and Zales, specifically for supporting same-sex couples. The group recently protested Mr. Ratburn's gay wedding in the Arthur cartoon.