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It is 2019 which means that all childhood innocence must be sexualized and weaponized for the LGBT movement. Introducing the latest entry in this slow-burn of Western Civilization: a viral car commercial. The new ad for the Renault Clio in the UK, released on November 7 and titled “30 Years in the Making,” begins with a sweet childhood friendship between two girls.
This season, Netflix announced with fanfare that its reboot of the classic 1980s cartoon, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, would be introducing its first “non-binary” character, “Double Trouble” (voiced by Jacob Tobia). In a previous season, She-Ra had two gay dads and included a lesbian subtext in one of the cartoon relationships. Post-Obergfell, the LGBT movement has gone full-speed ahead in trying to hypersexualize children and their identity formation.
Here at Newsbusters we have been covering the abortion saga on the CBS drama Bull, produced by Dr. Phil McGraw. In a television era when Planned Parenthood practically writes scripts and Hollywood actively tries to “destigmatize abortion,” Bull has been one of the few shows to at least acknowledge the moral wrong of abortion. Unfortunately, it has also made some concessions to abortion attitudes by implying that a pro-life parent should still be supportive of their child if the child chooses abortion.
Netflix premiered season 3 of Atypical, a show about a teenager on the autism spectrum, on Friday, November 1. The show has many positive points, particularly the way it highlights how a young man on the spectrum can, in fact, succeed academically and socially. But, like all things Hollywood, this season is marred by some leftist nonsense.
Lately, Family Guy had being making fun of so many left-wing sacred cows, I was almost beginning to wonder if Seth MacFarlane had been red-pilled. But this week, Family Guy returned to mocking one of the left’s most hated groups: Christians.
Hollywood has a weirdly idolatrous fascination with Ruth Bader Ginsburg. They have made both a documentary and fictional film about her and the Oscars last year was downright hagiographic in its worship of the "Notorious RBG." Because she protects the left’s sacrament of abortion and other left-wing causes, she is their living saint.
This season, the CBS drama Bull has been highlighting the struggle of the character Chunk as he tries to prevent his daughter Anna from having an abortion. Last week, Chunk sought out a church for spiritual counseling and had a book on his desk titled “Choice: Abortion Politics and the Black Community.” In this week’s episode, “Into the Mystic,” on October 28, he tells his daughter of the abortion, "I know deep in my heart, that this is wrong."
Why does the NBC sitcom Superstore think breaking the law is okay when it comes to illegal immigration? In previous episodes, store employees tried to help illegal immigrant Mateo (Nico Santos) escape immigration enforcement and bemoaned the fact that they were unable to have him successfully evade ICE officers.
This fall, the usually left-wing Seth MacFarlane has been having a lot of fun on Family Guy making sport of PC-pieties. Previously this season, he poked fun at transgender madness and mocked participation trophies.
Here at NewsBusters, we have a love/hate relationship with the CBS drama God Friended Me. It can be a faith-friendly show with positive messages, but like all network television it has also included a left-wing LGBT agenda.
This week, ABC's How to Get Away With Murder continued its long streak of writing left-wing talking points as pretend drama. The show seems to have been created for the sole purpose of promoting both gay sex and left-wing propaganda. Past seasons have claimed that we are a country of racists, sexists and homophobes and shown gay threesomes. This season, the show's final, has already compared ICE agents to criminal gangs and fueled an anti-cop narrative.
Modern Family has always dismissed the critical role of a mother with its gay male couple raising a daughter. It has also inserted feminist talking points in the past. In this week’s episode, “Pool Party,” on October 15, the show highlighted two incoherent premises of the feminist left: Corporations are “corrupt and mercenary,” but women should leave their babies to work for them or they will “resent [their] children.”
Newsbusters has been regularly documenting how the major television networks are pushing a pro-illegal immigration/anti-ICE narrative in their dramas and comedies. Network shows use similar buzz words, as if Hollywood writers are just borrowing “fill-in-the-blanks” worksheets provided to them by open borders advocates.
In recent years, Planned Parenthood has been working with Hollywood to push a pro-abortion narrative in television and movies. As the Washington Post Magazine highlighted last month, the abortion giant’s Director of Arts and Entertainment Engagement coordinates directly with Hollywood scriptwriters to portray abortion as a positive “choice” in television and film. The goal is to remove from entertainment any moral questions or qualms associated with abortion.
Last week, Family Guy amusingly poked fun at woke society’s transgender shibboleths. This week, Seth MacFarland did made fun of PC pieties again in the episode “Absolutely Babulous,” on October 13. The episode riffs on participation trophies when Stewie wins a medal at his preschool’s “Toddler Games.”
The LGBT lobby is one of the most powerful political and cultural forces in the United States today. They have massive influence in Hollywood. Therefore, it is practically impossible to turn on your television any given night of the week without seeing this powerful lobby’s influence over a show. This is true regardless of how “family-friendly” or “faith-oriented” the show may be.
ABC sitcom American Housewife jumped on the radical environmentalist bandwagon this week with Friday's episode “Bigger Kids, Bigger Problems.”
Last week, Shonda Rhimes’ How to Get Away With Murder compared ICE agents to criminal gangs. This week’s episode, “Do You Think I’m a Bad Man?,” on October 10, turned law enforcement into the villains again with a story of a police officer killing an unarmed black man.
ABC’s sitcom Single Parents poked fun at feminism last season but in the episode October 9 “Derek Sucks,” they were far more PC, with characters embarrassingly asserting their feminist bonafides.
For decades, the left has successfully promoted the increased sexualization of children by portraying opponents as somehow mean or intolerant. In this latest volley, those who see problems with a sexualized man dressed as a woman reading to children are once again criticized as just disliking people who are different or "too much." A drag queen reading to children is the same as an elderly woman who dresses her best or a male healthcare worker showing a softer side, in a new commercial.