guys can i just talk about andi mack
first, it’s the first disney show to have an asian american as a lead
second, its the first disney show to talk about teen pregnancy, let alone address it as something almost positive, and not a mistake that deserves to be shamed. it shows teem mothers and their children as PEOPLE
third, there is a gay character. cyrus is confirmed gay. he’s a kid. disney is addressing that lgbt isnt a mature adult thing that only has to do with sex- that girls can have crushes on girls and boys can have crushes on boys at a young age.
if there was a gay character on disney when i was growing up… god, my life would be different. i didn’t know ‘gay’ was a thing until i was 11 and i learned about it from a hateful church, so i was told it was negative, obviously. if i had seen cyrus having a crush on a boy as a good thing and being told by my idols on disney channel that i could like girls, that would have saved so much repression and pain.
and it gets better; he is jewish. DISNEY HAS A GAY JEWISH CHARACTER. I PHYSICALLY CANNOT WRAP MY HEAD AROUND THE CONCEPT. religious lgbt characters are so important because lgbt kids who are religious constantly question if their god loves them. my mom tells me that christianity and lgbt are mutually exclusive and it hurts so fucking much.
thank you, disney. thank you so much.