Conservative group opposes Doc McStuffins episode with lesbian mums
A conservative parents' group in the US has called for a boycott of kids' TV show Doc McStuffins over a recent episode that featured a same-sex couple.
One Million Moms, a group that says it campaigns against "the filth many segments of our society, especially the entertainment media, are throwing at our children" has taken issue with 'The Emergency Plan', an episode that aired over the weekend in the US.
The episode saw a family of two mom dolls, a little boy and a baby girl get split up when an earthquake strikes McStuffinsville.
In a statement on its website, One Million Moms (1MM) accused Disney, which airs the show, of "pushing an agenda" and questioned the 'moral correctness' of an LGBT "lifestyle".
"Alerting all parents! Many have found the animated program, “Doc McStuffins,” to be a clean show; 1MM has recently found that this to be no longer true.
"Controversial topics and lifestyle choices should be left up to the parents to discuss and Disney Junior should not introduce this to young children.
"Just because an issue may be legal or because some are choosing a lifestyle doesn’t make it morally correct. Disney should stick to entertaining and providing family-friendly programming instead of pushing an agenda."
Other parents have however taken to social media to voice their support for the episode.
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