The previous few years have seen a plethora of LGBTQIABCDEFG focusing on of preschool, kindergarten, and elementary faculty audiences.
Cross-dressing actor Billy Porter appeared in a robe on the present Sesame Street. Ru Paul’s Drag Race star Nina West created a youngsters’ ABC song utilizing drag terminology. The basic kids’s cartoon Arthur had a same-sex wedding ceremony and PBS Children sang about two dads and a baby. My Little Pony launched a lesbian couple. Nickelodeon, alongside commonly selling LGBTQIA+ propaganda on its kids’s exhibits, outed SpongeBob.
So, it’s no shock that Blue’s Clues & You, Nickelodeon’s reboot of the beloved kids’s basic, would insert sexual identitarianism into its programming.
On the present’s official YouTube channel, it launched the music ABC Track with Blue! Guess what the letter ‘P’ stands for? Pleasure, after all. A wonderfully nice phrase by itself, however the imagery surrounding the letter leaves little question of the political and social messaging.
“The letter can be surrounded by a number of different flags representing particular communities. These embody flags for the Trans group, asexual group, pansexual group, intersex group, gender-fluid group, and extra,” explains an article in Deadline praising the music.
As a result of, after all, each dad or mum needs their preschooler to be launched to the symbolism of the asexual, pansexual, intersex and gender-fluid communities. Who would not need their toddler up-to-date on the newest in pansexual imagery?
Sammi Chan, a Nick Jr. animator, tweeted, “The very first thing that got here to my thoughts was P is for delight once I received the script. I’m so excited that each one of ya’ll are as glad as I’m! I additionally did all of the letters and graphics for this episode to be as inclusive as potential for Black Historical past Month! #PRIDE #BluesClues #LGBTQIA.”
As Chan notes, a BIPOC (black, indigenous, individuals of coloration) homosexual flag can be included into the music. Nickelodeon has been pushing BLM activism since final 12 months, together with with a disturbing PSA last June that left many kids confused and frightened.
Within the Post Millennial, author Chad Felix Greene notes that LGBTQIA+ activists have now taken over the web with sexual id variations of the pet “Blue,” simply as they beforehand did with My Little Pony. So, if mother and father do an web seek for Blue with their toddler on their lap, they might be shocked by what pops up.
It ought to be acknowledged by each rational grownup, homosexual or straight, that preschool programming is just not the place for sexual id politics, or any id politics for that matter. However the left politicizes each nook and cranny of our tradition and won’t depart candy kids’s exhibits alone.
Some might name the music innocent as a result of 3-year-olds can not perceive the bigger sexual politics behind the imagery. However it’s a part of an even bigger sample of programming kids early by inculcating them with loaded symbols so they are going to be good little left-wing sexual identitarians as they develop.