To be clear.
I like when there is diversity in a cartoon. I like when characters are a range of different shapes and colors just because its more visually interesting and it adds distinction and quirk to base character tropes.
This is why I like the diversity in Steven Universe, much like I liked the diversity in Chowder, and Ed Edd and Eddie, Gumball, Regular Show, etc.
This is also why I tend to prefer western animation, as anime is usually “not always” very basic in the structure of their characters, choosing to instead define them with hairstyles and accessories because fat characters aren’t very “sexy,” and Anime usually wants some some degree of badass hotness or whatever. Cool.
Not western animation though, its more focused on being funny and relatable. A diverse cast of characters is very conducive of this goal.
I don’t care about the political agenda for it though. I think artists should be able to create however they want. I think shows should continue to market toward highest demand. I dont care about the message it sends. I dont care if Feminist’s like it. Its just more visually interesting and effective for the sake of comedy.