Everyone keeps on saying Disney is taking a big risk with Le
Fou being gay and I feel like people don’t understand what a risk is.
First of all, this is Disney you’re talking about. Last
year, they had seven major blockbusters that killed it at the box office. Do
you really think that a company that is making money in their sleep is in any
danger? No really, do you really think Disney is any danger of losing money?
Secondly, taking a risk has to be…well risky. Le Fou being
gay isn’t a risk because Le Fou is not a major player within the story of
Beauty and the Beast. Hell, I don’t even think Le Fou showed up in Kingdom
Hearts despite Beast and Belle playing a huge role in the game. So many people
don’t even know who he is. A risk would be making the Beast a woman and having
a lesbian romance. Or having Belle be a black woman and Beast be a Chinese man.
Those are risks. There is nothing risky about the whole Le Fou thing.
Can people please stop acting like Disney is this tiny ass
company that is trying their best? You don’t have to coddle them.