I have only watched a few episodes of Good Luck Charlie during my entire lifetime. Then again, it IS a Disney show. So, I would never have a big reason to watch it unless I am around some kids. However, a recent episode caught my attention recently. It featured Charlie having a friend at her pre-school who had “two moms for parents”. Although it caused some confusion among Charlie’s parents, things were quickly understood.
What wasn’t quickly understood was the ham-fisted, full blown over-the-top reaction to the episode. According to Uproxx, the group One Million Moms didn’t take to the episode very well:
An upcoming episode in this last season of “Good Luck Charlie” will feature a family with two moms, a first for Disney Channel. Because “Good Luck Charlie” is coming to a close, the characters are only expected to appear in one episode. However, one episode is enough, especially since the network repeatedly airs reruns of all its programs.
Conservative families need to urge Disney to avoid controversial topics that children are far too young to comprehend. This is the last place a parent would expect their children to be confronted with topics that are too difficult for them to understand. Mature issues of this nature are being introduced too early and too soon, and it is extremely unnecessary .
It seems that the group was not really trying to see a “modern couple” in front of their kids. At least the show made history by being the first Disney series to depict a same sex couple. Still, there were plenty that was not trying to see a same sex couple on TV.
They were especially upset about it being a Disney show.
But this isn’t even the worst of this situation. Recent reports have Mia Talerico, the star of Good Luck Charlie, receiving death threats because of aforementioned episode . No one knows for sure who exactly it is. However, the LAPD is taking the situation seriously (according to their police spokesman Andrew Smith) . Thus, having a same sex couple on TV makes it acceptable to disrespect a 5 year old TV star.
Luckily, the show is going to show its final episode on February 16, 2014. But that part, in its own right, is beside the point.
The bigger problem that is at play here is, in essence, how unhealthy peoples’ reactions can be against things they don’t agree with. I am beginning to wonder about the mental health of many of us. At what point does it become acceptable to threaten the life of TV actor/actresses for showing something that is disagreeable? At what point does it become worthwhile to threaten the life/well-being of a five year old? In many respects, people have added acceptance to the appalling and unceremoniously inhumane.
Yet, I see the bigger issue here: some of us work to bully others to resist change. People are so afraid of their “blue skies” being clouded by “grey skies of change” that they are extra resistant. So, what do they do? They go off the deep end of the spectrum of homophobia. Yet, they aren’t homophobic at all. They are just living out an excuse to be the lower denominators of humanity with their holier-than-thou-in-the-name-of-self-preservation bullshit.
Even if Morgan Freeman didn’t say this, it is the truth.
I mean, wouldn’t the easiest thing to do be not watching the show? Why give it attention when you can always avoid it?
At the end of the day, people need to open their eyes and live their own lives. People are going to do what you don’t like/agree with it. Tough break, chumps. They are doing what pleases them. My suggestion: do what makes you feel happy without the desecration of others. Treat life like TV: if you don’t like the episode, you can always change the channel or watch Netflix.
‘Nuff Said and ‘Nuff Respect!!!
[Originally posted at chocolatecoveredlies.com]