Coming For Your Kids: ‘My Little Pony’ introduces ‘LGBTQ couple’ in children’s cartoon

Dorothy Cummings McLean – LifeSiteNews June 17, 2019

The “My Little Pony” franchise is selling more than plastic toys to little girls.

A cartoon series based on the Hasbro company’s popular figurines aired an episode in which a same-sex female pony couple take charge of a school-aged pony named Scootaloo. Previously released in Europe, “The Last Crusade” was broadcast Saturday on the Discovery Channel.

In an interview with Buzzfeed News, writer-producer Michael Vogel said he and co-writer Nicole Dubuc were delighted to introduce a same-sex couple, “Aunt Holiday” and “Auntie Lofty,” to the children’s show.

They had the full permission of the company that owns the “My Little Pony” franchise.

“Nicole and I thought this was a great opportunity to organically introduce an LGBTQ couple in the series, and we asked Hasbro and they approved it,” Vogel said.

He voiced his belief that “diversity and representation are important for kids for so many reasons” and said it is his “first priority on everything” he works on.

Although airing the episode in June, known to LGBT activists as “Pride Month,” wasn’t intentional, Vogel told a fan on Twitter that “it’s a coincidence that seems like it was meant to be.”

In another tweet, he celebrated the introduction of same-sex attracted ponies to the equine cartoon by writing: “Hey hey!!! @NicoleDubuc, @joshhaber and I doin what we can to bring more EQuality to EQuestria!! #PrideMonth.”

The lesbian characters previously appeared in a “My Little Pony” book published in 2017.

The “My Little Pony” toys were first released on the market in the 1980s, and its sales were assisted by a cartoon series based on the toy. In 2010, the brand was rejuvenated when the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic series introduced the toy to a new generation of little girls.

The show also attracted a fan following among adult men, who created a subculture based on their shared love for the My Little Pony cartoon and its merchandise. Called “Bronies,” the subculture has been featured in two documentaries, “Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony” (2012) and A Brony Tale (2014). According to the latter film, “My Little Pony” was originally aimed at children ages 2-11.

Unsurprisingly, then, adults have taken to Twitter to celebrate the introduction of an adult theme to the children’s show. However, not everyone was thrilled.

“They hate you. They hate your children. And they want them groomed,” tweeted Shawn Mathis.

Caroline Farrow, an English mother of five, told LifeSiteNews that “it’s a shame everything has to be sexualized.”

It’s a cartoon series with which Farrow is familiar because her children like it.

“All the ponies have friendships with each other. So a lesbian couple introduces a completely unnecessary romantic element,” she added.

“I would feel the same if they had a straight pairing.”

Michael Hichborn, American father of seven and the president of Lepanto Institute, says the intentional introduction of homosexuality to children is why he doesn’t have a TV.

“This is precisely why we do not have access to television in our house,” Hichborn told LifeSiteNews.

“The sexual indoctrination of children into deviant lifestyles is so pervasive that it is becoming very difficult, if not impossible, to avoid. It’s in the schools, the libraries, television commercials, all over the internet, and now in children’s cartoons,” he added.

“To be honest, I actually wonder how long it will be before such programs and institutions will find ‘cute’ ways of desensitizing children to necrophilia or bestiality.”

To respectfully make your views known, please contact:

Brian Goldner, CEO
Hasbro, Inc.
1027 Newport Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02862
Telephone: (401) 431-8697 or toll free (800) 242-7276

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2 responses to “Coming For Your Kids: ‘My Little Pony’ introduces ‘LGBTQ couple’ in children’s cartoon”

  1. I Am Not A Religious Man But….

    Wasn’t all this portrayed before? Went something like this I do believe?

    “So Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law, who were pledged to marry his daughters. He said, “Hurry and get out of this place, because the Lord is about to destroy the city!” But his sons-in-law thought he was joking. With the coming of dawn, the angels urged Lot, saying, “Hurry! Take your wife and your two daughters who are here, or you will be swept away when the city is punished.” When he hesitated, the men grasped his hand and the hands of his wife and of his two daughters and led them safely out of the city, for the Lord was merciful to them. As soon as they had brought them out, one of them said, “Flee for your lives! Don’t look back, and don’t stop anywhere in the plain! Flee to the mountains or you will be swept away!” But Lot said to them, “No, my lords, please! Your servant has found favor in your eyes, and you have shown great kindness to me in sparing my life. But I can’t flee to the mountains; this disaster will overtake me, and I’ll die. Look, here is a town near enough to run to, and it is small. Let me flee to it—it is very small, isn’t it? Then my life will be spared.” He said to him, “Very well, I will grant this request too; I will not overthrow the town you speak of. But flee there quickly, because I cannot do anything until you reach it.” (That is why the town was called Zoar.) By the time Lot reached Zoar, the sun had risen over the land. Then the Lord rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah—from the Lord out of the heavens. Thus he overthrew those cities and the entire plain, destroying all those living in the cities—and also the vegetation in the land. But Lot’s wife looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.”

    Anyone know where Zoar is today? And remember ladies, don’t look back!

  2. A Belated Thought To The Above

    I understand, and agree, that what is happening on regular, or old fashion television these days is becoming a bit too perverted. But I would like to add a couple thoughts to this perversion discussion in regarding actually when it started. I do understand that it has become blatant now a days, but wasn’t it already seeded long ago? Take these points, for instance:

    – Donald Duck and Daffy Duck; both characterized as “male”, but you do know that a duck is female, a drake is a male duck!
    – Bugs Bunny; a bunny is a baby rabbit, historically “babes” were metaphors for “hot women”, you know very attractive women (a term that goes back to the early days of Disney’s time, and Playboy Bunnies), but Bugs is a “mature” male rabbit;
    Betty Boop didn’t leave much for the imagination;
    – Porky pig: pig is an “unweaned” hog (don’t make me go there, if you don’t understand let it go, just trust me in that it belongs in this topic list; FYI a hog is either male or female);
    Pink Panther: A term that goes back before the cartoon, referring to a mature homosexual male using his position of wealth and power to seduce a young male.
    – Josie And The Pussycats: pussycat referred to hot and sexy women.
    – Boo boo as in Yogi Bear and Boo Boo; Boo Boo in the old days was a way “to address your” women/wife not as a friend but as your “significant other”. I think you get the notion here.
    – Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale: in the old days (I am starting to show my age here), a “fatale” (note is also any italian word, and has the same meaning in Italian, at least years ago it did), of women that were all trouble, usually meaning hot/sexy/and dangerous (and the poison to every wife which would scorn at).

    Anyway I think you all get the idea. Frankly, the whole sexualization of cartoon characters started right from its early days. In the beginning it was subtle and now it is becoming so explicit that it would have got you not just fired say 50 years ago, it would have stopped you from ever finding work ever again in most places in society!

    So I have to ask? What’s it going to be like 50 years from now!

    Mama mia! Non voglio nianche immaginare!
    [trans: Mama mia! I don’t want to even imagine]