Has Arthur actually covered homosexuality yet? I've seen a lot of taboo issues covered, but is homosexuality too taboo?
i mean, i wouldn’t consider any of the topics taboo per se. serious, yes, but not really off-limits. there’s nothing taboo about cancer, for example.
but that said, the show hasn’t broached gay topics because i think they feel it’s too risky. there was an episode of Postcards From Buster where buster met a coupla kids with lesbian mums and like the episode wasn’t even about gay parents or different families but people made a stink about pbs ~exposing their children~ to this ~~lifestyle~~ and iirc the secretary of education wanted pbs to return all federal funding used to make that ep and etc etc so. you can see why they’d be hesitant to go there again.
personally i think it sucks, and marc brown himself made it clear that the show is pro-inclusivity and that all kids should be able to relate to any of the characters, and you’d think that’d include gay kids or kids with gay parents. but what can ya do?
hopefully in the future we’ll get episodes where gay stuff is addressed but. right now, there have been no episodes about such topics and no sign of it to come in future eps.