One million mothers have started an online campaigning group to voice their protest a scene in Toy Story 4 which is so brief and insignificant that you might as well have missed it.
An American organization called One million Moms has started a campaign in order to protest a 'lesbian' scene that was present in the movie. Also, the group of mothers has accused Disney of choosing ‘to be politically correct versus providing family-friendly entertainment’, and have advised the Mouse House that they should stick to entertainment, rather than pushing an agenda and exposing children to controversial topics.
A LESBIAN COUPLE ON TOY STORY 4!!!!! THIS IS WHAT I LIVE FOR— ty (@dcncomics) June 26, 2019
This scene has caused enough outrage among the members of the organization that they have started a petition against Disney and has gained 12,555 signatures. According to the petition, the members believe they have been ‘blindsided intentionally’ by the Mouse House and have stated, "So many families probably plan on seeing this movie if they haven’t already and will be blindsided by this subtle but obvious promotion of the LGBTQ lifestyle. Not to mention there was a brief comment made about not hiding in a closet also in the movie. Some children may not catch this reference, but it was extremely unnecessary as with the lesbian couple. Both were brief and didn’t need to be included since it didn’t add to the story plot at all. These “blink and you will miss” moments were included strictly to push an agenda."
Your kids may catch, carry, and cultivate what you might not see in this Toy Story 4 movie – and that might be exactly what they want by “normalizing” sexuality the Bible calls sin. https://t.co/piurDZivPJ— American Family Assc (@AmericanFamAssc) July 2, 2019
One million Mothers is a division of the American Family Association and the main goal of the members is to stand up against the supposed "immorality, violence, vulgarity and profanity the entertainment media" that is being pushed towards their children.
Still can’t get over Toy Story 4. 😭 did anyone see the same sex parents at Kinder orientation ❤️— celina (@chemmybreezy) June 26, 2019
This organization has also campaigned against Mr. Ratburn’s same-sex marriage in Arthur as well as against the Missy Elliot song 'Work It' used in a KitKat advertisement. The members of this organization think of themselves as a voice to American mothers and they promise the people that they will give the people of the country of having a ‘powerful impact’.
The ones that appear in the background for like, 3 seconds? Yeah, that was a huge part of the movie.— ҒᏆΝ ᏆΝ Ꭰϴ ᏦᎡϴΝᏀᎡᎪᎻ (@VicBossFaalGein) July 10, 2019
But, this minor incident is not a complete representation of this organization as there are a number of mothers raising children who are in same-sex relationships. According to the data collected by Family Equality Council in 2017, between two million and 3.7 million children under the age of 18 in the USA have an LGBTQ+ parent and around 200,000 of them are being raised by a same-sex couple.
There is no doubt that a number of families will head out to the theaters to catch the fourth installment of 'Toy Story', apart from a small group of protesting mothers from the organization. As previously mentioned, the scene is so subtle that it simply blended into the humorous and funny world of Toy Story without even missing a beat.
Pro-LGBT activists are praising Disney’s Toy Story 4 for including a “small but important moment of LGBTQ representation” with a scene of two moms dropping off a boy to school, both of them showing him affection. https://t.co/dm02gVaEvk— CitizenGO (@CitizenGO) July 4, 2019
The scene was brief and the everyday nature of the moment was praised by critics and audience alike. Kate Gardner from The Mary Sue said, "For one brief, glorious moment, I saw myself in a Pixar film. They can do better, and in fact, need to do better, but this small moment was a lovely first step." Daniel Megarry from the Gay Times commented, saying, "What makes this moment in Toy Story 4 so special is that it isn’t a big deal at all."
Since this scene was said to be a no-big-deal, this caused to be the reason for the alarm to the One Million Moms organization who ended up accusing Disney of ‘attempting to normalize this lifestyle’. What this organization has miserably failed to understand is how this brief moment on the big screen will make a lot of viewers feel represented as a member of the audience.