Former Disney starlet Miley Cyrus takes to twitter to congratulate Disney on the introduction of gay characters to a brand new show.
The 20-year-old entertainer tweeted to her 12 million followers:
“I commend Disney for making this step into the light of this generation, They control…so much of what kids think! Life isn’t bright sets & wardrobe & kids becoming superstars! This is INSPIRING,”
Disney is due to introduce a same-sex lesbian couple in a forthcoming episode of Good Luck Charlie.
Speaking to TV Guide a spokesperson for Disney said:
‘This particular storyline was developed under the consultancy of child development experts and community advisors.’
The Disney Channel’s first broadcast was in 1983 and in such time it has never shown any gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender characters.
Recently a boycott by US hate group One Million Moms was organised after they were made aware of an unofficial ‘gay day’ at Disney in Florida, the group urged families to boycott the corporation after it said,
“Tens of thousands will make reservations in Orlando, Florida, for the first weekend in June. Warning! Not everyone there will be excited, innocent children anticipating a fun weekend at Disney World. The first Saturday in June, homosexuals, bisexuals and transvestites will be at the Magic Kingdom with an agenda and purpose different than what would be expected at Disney.”