Happy Hour News Briefs
One Million Moms (minus 999,999)’ Monica Cole warmed up her 1990s era fax machine deep in the bowels of the American Family Association (see what I did there?), and hit send. Let’s see who she is boycotting today!
…This is not the first time The Loud House, which airs weekdays on Nickelodeon at 5:00 pm Eastern/4:00 pm Central, has warranted a warning from One Million Moms, a ministry of the American Family Association. Monica Cole, director of the decency advocacy organization, says the network is using the show to promote controversial topics to children.
Gasp! Controversial topics!
“They’re attempting to desensitize young viewers by normalizing same-gender marriage with one sister coming out as bi-sexual and then with foul language being used,” she reports. “Even though it’s bleeped out, it’s the predominant topic of one entire episode.”
Gasp! you mean that the Yutes of Today might learn that there are LGBTQ people in the world?!
Cole urges One Million Moms members to contact Toys”R”Us, a frequent advertiser during The Loud House.
It’s a small world after all, or at least after 1MM is done with it.
“Toys”R”Us being a sponsor, it is shocking that they would support a program and sponsor a program that is pushing an agenda on controversial topics,” she contends.
Actually, it’s pretty great marketing. Toys are toys, Monica. Selling toys is what Toys R Us does. Ensuring that all kids know that they are welcome in the stores makes good business sense. And if little Joey wants a Barbie or Jane wants a GI Joe, that’s OK at Toys ‘R’ Us.
It’s too bad you, Monica, want to shame children and their families into conforming to your binary, Blue-or-Pink world. There’s so much more to life, and wouldn’t the world be a boring place without a little variety?
So let’s celebrate the differences and support the non-conforming and contact Toys ‘R’ Us and thank them for sponsoring The Loud House and supporting all kids regardless of gender and orientation.