I've been trying to think of a cartoon with a m/m kiss and came up with nothing. If Sheith becomes canon, what do you suppose the odds are of an onscreen kiss? I read LoK's creators wanted to be more explicit/direct with the Korrasami ending but Nickelodeon shut them down. Do you think DW will have a better attitude about such a thing since it's a Netflix show? A same-sex kiss between two main chars on a "kid's show" would be pretty groundbreaking.
It’s kinda hard to say. Joaquim and Lauren did mention that they were interested in exploring lgbt relationships, and that Netflix gave them a little more leniency. However, it’s still possible that due to other factors they might need to kinda make it fly under the radar. You know, do something simple, like show Shiro and Keith walking back to the shack hand in hand and just let it be implied.
But you know, like korra, vld has its own set of tie-in comics. So you know, if they couldn’t make sheith more explicit in the show, I’m certain they’d do what they did in korrasami and give them a comic focusing on their romance. It’s not quite ideal, but you do still get good representation in media and hey, I would wholeheartedly love something like this for sheith:
so the good news is, even if they had to be subtle about it in the show, we’d definitely see the depth of that relationship explored more in other forms of media. Seems like that’s just how studio mir operates. And honestly I appreciate that, even though they had constraints with korra, they still put that extra effort into the comics