Disney Channel boys are typically known for being cute, funny, and dumb. Look at Austin and Ally, Liv and Maddie, Jessie, Girl Meets World, the list goes on.
I’m so proud of Andi Mack for humanizing boys. For showing that boys are messy, and have feelings, and can be just as complicated as girls are. For showing that boys don’t have to be conventionally attractive, or funny, or perfect, or even like girls to be valid.
The boys in Andi Mack are all so complicated. They’re all insecure, and working through their insecurities, and learning who they are, just like the girls are. They have emotions. They have stories. They cry, and have crushes, and feel jealous. They’re human.
So thank you, Andi Mack, for showing that boys are more than just pretty faces on screen, meant to be the main character’s love interest.