Political Propaganda Does Not Work on Kids’ TV
The June 26, 2015 Supreme Court decision to make same-sex marriage legal in the United States has changed the country dramatically. As a part of the millennial generation, I’m not as worried about it as some of my colleagues are (a sentiment I totally understand from generations before me, as they grew up in a totally different time than my parents and grandparents and their respective generations). Depending on who you talk to, the Supreme Court decision either has or has not made this country change for the better. Most religious denominations here in America have made the decision to change, take for example the Presbyterian and Episcopal Churches last year and the United Methodist Church this year, all of these Christian denominations have made decisions to cater to gay and lesbian people.
Most people in the LGBT community are good people simply wanting to be accepted in society, and in this instance, liberals are correct in saying that it is compassionate to accept certain people as they are regardless of their faults. In fact, some of my favorite LGBT talents in both the journalistic and entertainment fields respectively are Townhall.com columnist Guy Benson, Breitbart News editor-in-chief Milo Yiannopoulos, smooth jazz saxophonist Dave Koz, and veteran Disney animator Byron Howard, the co-director of the recent hit movie Zootopia. However, that does not excuse certain establishments in the media industry to push an agenda on impressionable children.
Earlier this summer, I talked about how Nickelodeon – a network I actually grew up watching as a kid in the 1990’s – is one of many forces responsible for the declining innocence of children here in the United States. Some of the reasons include base music being played at their Kids’ Choice Awards, and of course their so-called “news” sources praising communism. Well, you can now add a show called The Loud House as the latest example of the kids’ network using its platform to push a left-wing agenda on its young audience, as it now has been revealed that one of the main characters has a bi-racial gay couple parenting him. According to sources, the couple is named The Misters McBride, and they are played by comedians Michael McDonald (not to be confused with the singer of the same name) and Wayne Brady. Not surprisingly, many in the liberal media are praising Nick’s decision, as this is the first time the network has gotten into this kind of territory. As the Media Research Center’s Maggie McKneely points out, other kids shows have done this kind of thing in the past, but none of them have the viewership the size of The Loud House, which has now overtaken Nickelodeon’s flagship TV show SpongeBob SquarePants as their highest-rated series.
We need to just let kids be kids, they have their whole lives to become adults. That’s why movies such as The Peanuts Movie, Zootopia, and Finding Dory did so well at the box office, they entertain their audience instead of pushing a left-wing agenda. People are watching TV and going to the movies much less these days, preferring to go to YouTube, Netflix, or Hulu for entertainment. So, if a major television network or movie studio wants to remain viable, it has to remain apolitical. You can’t just walk away from potential customers.