One Million Moms’ Monica Cole must be riding her hot, Hot, HOT fax machine into a frenzy on this first Friday in March. Flushed, blushed, and with her hair whipping about in a reverse cowgirl, she’s got her work cut out for her. “Yes! YES! YEEEEEEEES!,” we think we hear her shriek.
You see, in a cartoon, in a crowd scene at a cartoon boy-band concert, where you are supposed to be focused on the lead characters (they are in full color in the center of the frame everyone else is almost saturated out), there’s a same-sex kiss! And if Cole were not watching it one freeze-frame at a time, she might have missed it.
Next up, Cole warns everyone that Disney’s live Beauty and the Beast is going to have a gay storyline…
…between LeFou and Gaston. “LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston. He’s confused about what he wants,” director Bill Condon told Attitude magazine. “It is a nice, exclusively gay moment in a Disney movie,” Condon added.
Um, but we all know that nothing happens. Gaston wants Belle, so another lonely night for LeFou? Sure.
(Cole mentions the Disney Show Good Luck Charlie which also had a gay story line in 2014 that 1MMs fought, but it aired anyway, showing their clout. 1MMs still claims that notch in the bedpost, however, as the show concluded in 2014, even though Disney announced in 2013 the show would end that season in February . Coincidence? You be the judge!)
And Cole probably has not seen it yet, but this Coke ad is going to give her nightmares: A brother and sister both compete to win the affections of the pool boy. We suspect that Cole probably won’t pay much attention because it’s not white kids speaking ‘Merkin (see what I did there?), but Coke almost always makes American versions of all their ads.
I think we’ve all seen variations on this joke before with two girls getting aced by Mom, so this is kind of refreshing.
At the risk of repeating ourselves, we think 1MMs might better spend their time talking with their kids and watching these shows with their kids and seeing the world as it is, and not as it isn’t. It’s not that scary a world, Monica, and if you raise your kids well, and trust them to make good decisions, then you don’t have to be policing everyones thoughts and actions. The kids are going to find out that not everyone walks (or dances) to the same drummer, and really, isn’t that what makes the world wonderful? Imagine what a dreadful world it would be populated with nothing but the Monica Coles of 1MMs?
Anyway, we take pity on 1MM’s Monica Cole. There’s only so much scolding one woman and an overheated fax machine can do in a day.