Netflix is facing conservative backlash over its latest animated show, “CoComelon Lane,” which showcases a young boy dancing in a dress, encouraged by his two fathers. A clip from this progressive cartoon was widely shared on X, featuring the gay couple singing “just be you” to their son in a ballerina skirt. Aimed at children aged two to six, the TV-Y rated show is currently Netflix’s top pick for babies and toddlers.
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— Planet Of Memes (@PlanetOfMemes) December 20, 2023
The controversy intensified as conservatives likened their response to the recent ‘Bud Light boycott,’ criticizing Netflix for promoting inclusivity in its programming. A tweet from Jerod Frank captured the sentiment: “RIP Cocomelon,” accompanied by a call to action against the streaming giant.
The debate echoes recent incidents where titles like Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” “Elementals,” and “Marvels” faced boycotts due to their progressive themes, leading to significant box office losses. High-profile conservative figures like Rob Schneider have criticized Disney for similar reasons.
This trend of ‘anti-woke’ consumerism is affecting major companies, with Anheuser-Busch experiencing a prolonged boycott against Bud Light. As a result, they’ve resorted to incentives to maintain sales.