Another same-sex cartoon couple is coming to our screens in the upcoming episode of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.
The episode, titled “The Last Crusade,” introduces Aunt Holiday and Auntie Lofty, a lesbian couple who take care of the character Scootaloo. It has already aired in Europe but will air in the United States on Saturday on Discovery Family.
“I think it’s fantastic that we can show that what truly defines a family is love — that, to me, is the core of My Little Pony,” co-showrunner Nicole Dubuc told Buzzfeed News on Wednesday.
“Nicole and I thought this was a great opportunity to organically introduce an LGBTQ couple in the series, and we asked Hasbro and they approved it,” writer and producer Michael Vogel told the outlet.
The show’s writer and producer, Michael Vogel added, “Nicole and I thought this was a great opportunity to organically introduce an LGBTQ couple in the series, and we asked Hasbro and they approved it.”
He continued to say, “My Little Pony has always been about friendship and accepting people (or ponies) that are different from you. So it just felt like something important to do.”
Both Aunt Holiday and Auntie Lofty appeared one of the “My Little Pony,” books back in 2017.
“My Little Pony” is not the first cartoon to introduce a same-sex couple to its audience. As we previously reported, the popularized cartoon “Arthur,” recently revealed that the students’ teacher Mr. Ratburn married another man.
The state of Alabama however, opted out of airing the episode on its public television network. As we mentioned before the television director said:
“Parents have trusted Alabama Public Television for more than 50 years to provide children’s programs that entertain, educate and inspire. More importantly – although we strongly encourage parents to watch television with their children and talk about what they have learned afterward. Parents trust that their children can watch APT without their supervision. We also know that children who are younger than the ‘target’ audience for Arthur also watch the program.”