Another long-running children’s entertainment franchise has taken steps to placate LGBT activists’ demands for “impersonation” by revealing a gay character, a member of the superhero team of the popular Power Rangers series.
Power Rangers debuted in the United States in 1993 and quickly became a popular culture phenomenon. It is currently in its 28th season, “Power Rangers: Dino Fury”.
In a scene from an upcoming episode (originally visible in a tweet that was later turned private) that aired in France but not yet in the US, Green Ranger, Izzy (Tessa Rao), is seen going to dinner, along with his partner Vern. (Jacqueline Joe).
To make it clear that the moment isn’t just a platonic friendship, the scene is preceded by a conversation in which one of Izzy’s male castmates said, “I thought he had feelings for someone,” and another said “You weren’t wrong.” He points to the new couple.
Dino Fiore’s executive producer Simon Bennett said there was “no ethical or moral problematic about being LGBTQI+,” without addressing whether or not it was an age-appropriate topic for the program’s target population. It should be noted that the series airs on the children’s channel Nickelodeon, which recently sparked several protests for posting highly LGBT-friendly content.
Source: Live Site News
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