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Homophobia and Heterosexism

I have been noticing a lot of homophobia, heterosexism, and heteronormativity recently on this wiki (hover over words for definitions).

I would like to particularly address one refrain I've heard: LGBTQ characters shouldn't be in children's shows. This idea is particularly pernicious because it assumes that exposure to LGBTQ characters will turn them non-heterosexual or corrupt them in some other manner.

I have heard the argument that sexuality should not be in children's shows. Such statements are examples of heterosexual privilege, specifically the invisibility of all the heterosexual relationships in the series. There is tons of (hetero)sexuality in Adventure Time already. Some examples:

  1. Finn and Flame Princess
  2. Tree Trunks and Mr. Pig
  3. Princess Bubblegum and Cinnamon Bun
  4. The spiders from Web Weirdos
  5. Marceline and Ash
  6. The family squished by a melon in Another Way
  7. Lumpy Space Princess and her plethora of "boyfriends"

If you wish to think that homosexuality is a sin, that's your prerogative. However, remember that it is a sin on par with eating wearing clothing of mixed fibers, getting a tattoo, or cutting your hair in Judea-Christian religions.

In short, if you have a problem with LGBTQ people, you have bigoted beliefs. Science (from biology to anthropology) can find nothing wrong with being gay (and it's heteronormative to even look for them... don't get me started on the "gay gene").

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