The thing you’ve gotta understand about the whole Beauty and the Beast controversy is that Lefou was always a homophobic joke.
The sad, flamboyantly creepy little man hopelessly pining for the towering caricature of heterosexual masculinity (and tolerating incredible amounts of verbal and physical abuse in the process) is one of the classic homophobic gag roles - it shows up quite a bit in older media.
Few people were inclined to make a big deal of it up until now because a. it’s an old-school stereotype that doesn’t get much play in contemporary media, and b. Lefou is a relatively mild example of the type in any case, but that doesn’t mean it ever stopped being a thing.
All Disney has accomplished by declaring that Lefou is canonically gay is to transform an implicitly homophobic joke into an explicitly homophobic joke - which is kind of a slap in the face for what’s being proudly trumpeted as their first gay character in a major role.
Now, it’s totally possible that the live-action remake is going to reinvent the character to the point that it’s no longer an issue, but nobody’s obliged to give them that benefit of the doubt.
while i was in cracker barrel i heard a lady tell her kid not to touch any of their biscuits until they got home and the kid just went “not even god could keep me from eating these biscuits” and took one out of the container and stuffed the whole thing in his mouth
I watched THE video. And I don’t think I ever see Yurio enjoy one of his performance so much (and woah, I want to see the whole thing, the animation is very beautiful ಥ_ಥ)) - his angry teenagers soul his sated.
(and please, give us the whole Viktor and Yuuri pair skate performance. PLEASE.
Aaaand I really want to see more of a young Viktor, but this is just a dream of mine. Sigh.)
Other than that - Viktor costume in the drawing is one of Johnny Weir!
Nico knelt and picked up the scepter. He regarded Jason, as if waiting for an attack. “If the others found out—”
“If the others found out,” Jason said, “you’d have that many more people to back you up, and to unleash the fury of the gods on anybody who gives you trouble.”
Nico scowled. Jason still felt the resentment and anger rippling off him.
“But it’s your call,” Jason added. “Your decision to share or not. I can only tell you—”
“I don’t feel that way anymore,” Nico muttered. “I mean…I gave up on Percy. I was young and impressionable, and I—I don’t…”
His voice cracked, and Jason could tell the guy was about to get teary-eyed. Whether Nico had really given up on Percy or not, Jason couldn’t imagine what it had been like for Nico all those years, keeping a secret that would’ve been unthinkable to share in the 1940s, denying who he was, feeling completely alone—even more isolated than other demigods.
"Nico,” he said gently, “I’ve seen a lot of brave things. But what you just did? That was maybe the bravest.
A pink faced girl with a white headscarf stumbled out of the line, put on the hat, which fell right down over her eyes, and sat down. ‘HUFFLEPUFF!’ shouted the hat. The table on the right cheered and clapped as Hannah went to sit down at the Hufflepuff table; the ghost of the Fat Friar waving merrily at her.