You are allowed to dislike Steven Universe and She-ra, He owl house, etc. Hell, you're even allowed to dislike Rebecca Sugar, Dana Terrace and Noelle Stevenson.
But there's one thing you're not allowed to take away. That there was a little girl, who was constantly told she'll have to marry a man one day, and she always hated the thought of marriage until she watched Ruby and Sapphire, two girls get married o tv, when she suddenly realized she has a future. And there was a girl who went home crying because her classmates told her only boys can kiss girls when she tried to kiss her female crush, and then saw Catra and Adora kiss onscreen and suddenly felt like her feelings might not be wrong after all. And the little boy who never knew why he didn't want to date girls until he saw Benson tell Kipo he's gay, and altough this little boy wouldn't learn what that means for years, he knew there's this word Benson used and he knew it meant he didn't want to be with Kipo because she's a girl and he wanted to be with Troy because he's a boy and he loved him. And there must have been a girl who never wanted a boyfriend but didn't know girls can have girlfriends until she saw Amity and Luz call each other girlfriends. And don't get me started on the enby kids who didn't exactly understand why Raine Whispers was called they and them but realized they'd love to be called that.
There were so many of these kids. And maybe their parents turned off the tv and yelled at them saying they're being brainwashed by modern cartoons. But it was too late. These kids already saw themselves, and already saw it's not wrong to be themselves.
You can dislike these cartoons but you CANNOT deny that what they did to these kids changed their lives for the better.
Oh and one more thing. These shows aren't being made by cishet creators. There could have been a cishet creator who wanted to create a gay character in a cartoon but it didn't happen because they were told no they just took it. But these creators did not take no for an answer, and the reason they didn't, is because they were those kids, who needed to see these cartoons but did not. And this is another reminder not to compare these cartoons because they aren't enemies, they're helping each other, giving more opportunities to do even more.
Anyways. I was that kid. Steven Universe changed my life and helped me accept who I am.
Embrace queer representation in cartoons-even the ones you don't like- for these kids.
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If I had a nickel every time a media that has extensive, confusing, complicated, and often deranged lore and world building that sometimes even the authors forget aspects of and had a short section of the story focused on how a group of people became candy and chipper to a unsettling degree and are "fixed" by it and one character is vehemently against it and gets unaffected I would have two nickels. Which isn't a lot of nickels but it's weird that it happened twice.
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