The Internet Really Wants Disney To #GiveElsaAGirlfriend
4 May 2016, 16:12 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09
Dear Disney, you up for it? 'Cause we are!
Unless you've been living under a rock, you'll know that Frozen 2, the sequel to - lol, you guessed it - Frozen was announced sometime last year and fans have recently been campaigning for Disney to include a pretty huge LGBT storyline.
Twitter user Alexis Isabel created the hashtag #GiveElsaAGirlfriend at the beginning of May. After a few days, the conversation had been blown wide open, with supporters from all over the world piling even more pressure on Disney to deliver the goods.
I hope Disney makes Elsa a lesbian princess imagine how iconic that would be— Alexis Isabel (@lexi4prez) May 1, 2016
Alexis wrote a really great essay for MTV about why she started the hashtag, where she explains that "many in the LGBT community view this movie as a metaphor for the experience of coming out and accepting who you are." The thought of having strong and independent Elsa ultimately ending up in a classic Disney boy-girl love story didn't sit well with her or her followers.
And when it went viral, Twitter was soooo down for it.
#GiveElsaAGirlfriend because LGBT kids deserve to know that there is nothing wrong with them— jeffrey marsh (@thejeffreymarsh) May 1, 2016
#GiveElsaAGirlfriend normalising a f/f relationship will help queer young kids accept & understand their sexuality, that rep is so important— tammy (@octaviabIake) May 1, 2016
Making a kids movie with a queer character won't make your kids gay it will teach them that love comes in many forms #GiveElsaAGirlfriend— jade || 78 (@DROPDEADDlXON) May 1, 2016
Frozen director Chris Buck already dropped a few hints on what might happen in Frozen 2. “We will tackle other issues that, I think, are out there today that boys and girls, men and women, are dealing with. I think we’re very aware of what is happening in society.” he told MTV News.
#GiveElsaAGirlfriend— chelsea (@McDebnam) May 1, 2016
Because I want this:
Kid: so you have two mommies?
my kid: yes
Kid: so like Elsa & ___
my kid: yes
Kid: that's cool!
So... should Disney #GiveElsaAGirlfriend? Whaddya think?
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