‘Muppet Babies’ Disney Series Features Cross-Dressing Gonzo Wearing Princess Dress to Ball
‘They are pushing the trans agenda on children,’ Candace Owens tweeted
By Sam Dorman | Fox News
“Muppets Babies,” a show aimed at 4- to 7-year-old children, is catching heat after one of its boy characters was presented as a “princess.”
Vulture reported last week that Disney Junior aired an episode in which Gonzo and the other characters were attending a “royal ball.” Although Gonzo wanted to wear a dress, two characters say that boys are supposed to wear knight costumes.
However, a “fairy ratfather” grants Gonzo’s wish to become a “princess.” Later in the show, the Piggy character tells Gonzo: “We met the most amazing princess!”
“But they ran away and all they left behind was this,” said Piggy, holding up what appeared to be a glass slipper.
As part of the ensuing conversation, Piggy apologizes. “Oh Gonzo, we’re sorry, it wasn’t very nice of us to tell you what to wear to our ball,” she says.
Another character adds: “You’re our friend and we love you any way you are.”
The episode received some backlash on Twitter. Conservative commentator Candace Owens said: “I can’t believe I’m tweeting this but.. they are pushing the trans agenda on children via muppet babies.”
“This is sick and PERVERTED. Everyone should be disturbed by predatory cartoons meant to usher children into gender dysphoria. Bring back manly muppets, anyone?”
The television network Disney Junior is receiving criticism for a storyline featured on a recent episode of one of its hit children’s shows involving a main character deciding to cross-dress.
In a recent episode of the “Muppet Babies,” which aired July 23, Gonzo wanted to go to the royal ball that his friends were hosting dressed as a princess but did not feel comfortable doing so because he did not want to defy traditional gender roles.
“Muppet Babies” chronicles the lives of the legendary Muppets created by the late puppeteer Jim Henson during their toddler years.