Fans have commented on the series’ Facebook page with a range of opinions. “I regret to inform you that Paw Patrol has gone woke,” one person said, adding, “They also hired @lindzamer as a writer. Lindz runs the Queer Kids Stuff YouTube channel that indoctrinates kids into the trans ideology.”
Gays Against Groomers, a nonprofit organization against the targeting and indoctrinating of children into the LGBTQ+ community, said “the character appears to be a ‘tomboy’ and should not have been forced to ‘identify’ as anything,” according to Forbes.
“Our community that once preached love and acceptance of others has been hijacked by radical activists who are now pushing extreme concepts onto society, specifically targeting children in recent years,” the organization said.
LGBTQ+ Inclusive Programming for Kids and Families
This isn’t the first inclusive character from the LGBTQ+ community to be introduced on a show aimed at children. For years, young viewers have seen gay and bisexual characters in their favorite shows, such as “Andi Mack,” “Ridley Jones,” and “Doc McStuffins.”
The heated conversation between inclusivity and traditional viewpoints continues, especially as it relates to what is accessible to children.
Sarah Kate Ellis, President and CEO of Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), said, “Television reflects the real life world and today that includes LGBTQ youth who deserve to see their lives depicted on their favorite shows.”
Actors such as Candace Cameron Bure have been outspoken about their faith and traditional views of family. Bure continues to receive backlash for her statement about how the Great American Family Network will not follow the Hallmark Channel with introducing LGBTQ+ families into its movies. “I think that Great American Family will keep traditional marriage at the core,” said Bure.