Disney show 'Baymax' accused of bombarding kids with 're-engineered' sexuality, splits Internet
A leaked clip from the new Disney series 'Baymax' has sparked a debate after it showed the adorable robot -- who first appeared in the 2014 feature 'Big Hero 6' -- asking a woman for help with feminine hygiene products at a store.
The video was obtained and shared by conservative filmmaker and activist Christopher Rufo, who recently leaked another video from internal Disney corporate calls and exposed the entertainment giant's dedication to creating content for youngsters that normalized radical gender ideology. Now, the latest 'Baymax' clip has many debating whether it is appropriate for its young and impressionable consumer base.
“EXCLUSIVE: I’ve obtained leaked video from Disney’s upcoming show ‘Baymax,’ which promotes the transgender flag and the idea that men can have periods to children as young as two years old,” Rufo tweeted on Tuesday, June 28. “It’s all part of Disney’s plan to re-engineer the discourse around kids and sexuality.”
EXCLUSIVE: I've obtained leaked video from Disney's upcoming show "Baymax," which promotes the transgender flag and the idea that men can have periods to children as young as two years old.— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) June 28, 2022
It's all part of Disney's plan to re-engineer the discourse around kids and sexuality. pic.twitter.com/y1ATnKCEce
Baymax is seen in the clip looking confused as he stands in the female hygiene aisle of a store. He then asks a woman next to him for recommendations for a good product. She is initially surprised but proceeds to assist him the best she can, before a crowd of others joins in with their individual suggestions. “Excuse me. Which of these products would you recommend?” Baymax asks.
“Oh, um — well — these are the tampons I usually use,” the woman responds.
“Thank you,” Baymax says.
“I prefer pads,” another woman interjects. “They’re more comfortable for me.”
“I always get the ones with wings,” another person chimes in, wearing a transgender flag.
“Get unscented and bleach-free if you can," yet another woman offers.
“Yo, my daughter loves these!” a man says while recommending some other product.
“These might be easier if it’s her first period,” another woman adds, “These are really environmentally friendly!”
The clip sparked a debate around children and sexuality, with many slamming Disney for injecting period talk in a show meant for kids.
"I have 4 kids, ages 8-15, who would watch this and it would make them all uncomfortable. What is the purpose?" journalist Nicole Russell tweeted. "I was hoping this was a joke. Kids do not want to talk about periods!! Argh!!!" one Twitter user wrote. "Who is this for? What child would even get the humor here? The very very adult humor," another argued
I have 4 kids, ages 8-15, who would watch this and it would make them all uncomfortable. What is the purpose?— Nicole Russell (@russell_nm) June 28, 2022
I was hoping this was a joke.— 𝗦𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝗠𝗲 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗗𝗮𝘁𝗮 (@txsalth2o) June 29, 2022
Kids do not want to talk about periods!! Argh!!!
Others, however, dismissed Rufo's allegations in that the entertainment giant was "re-engineering the discourse around kids and sexuality."
"What does having a period have to do with sexuality? It’s a basic bodily function," software engineer Kelly Ellis offered. Harvard law instructor Alejandra Caraballo tweeted a pink and blue LGBTQ+ flag and wrote, "Apparently, this is all you need to trigger Christopher Rufo into an unhinged rant and conspiracy theories."
What does having a period have to do with sexuality? It’s a basic bodily function— Kelly Ellis is Pro-Abortion (@justkelly_ok) June 29, 2022
Apparently, this is all you need to trigger Christopher Rufo into an unhinged rant and conspiracy theories. pic.twitter.com/LfOqpOj0Eg— Alejandra Caraballo 🇵🇷🏳️⚧️ (@Esqueer_) June 29, 2022
"I see and respect what you're doing. Often. I thought this was funny though. Because it is. I don't foresee pursuit down this particular line bearing much fruit is all. Convincing people there's something nefarious in what they find funny is perhaps trepidatious at best," one commented, to which another rebutted, "You are an adult. This is a cartoon for children. Children don’t need to or want to talk about periods. Adults need to stop stealing childhood from children."
You are an adult.— 𝗦𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝗠𝗲 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗗𝗮𝘁𝗮 (@txsalth2o) June 29, 2022
This is a cartoon for children.
Children don’t need to or want to talk about periods.
Adults need to stop stealing childhood from children.
As mentioned, Rufo previously leaked a series of videos revealing a Disney executive's “not-at-all-secret gay agenda” and plans to push different gender identities and sexual orientations in shows for children of all ages. “Our leadership over there has been so welcoming to like, my like, not-at-all secret gay agenda,” executive producer LaToya Raveanu is heard saying in one clip. “Wherever I could, I was basically adding queerness to the show, if you see anything queer in the show, ‘The Proud Family,’ nobody would stop me and nobody was trying to stop me.”