Unlike some of the other Disney movies out there, Toy Story 4 is not getting some moms up in arms for some adult jokes that can be found in the script. Instead, the online group seems to be upset that Toy Story 4 has a minor scene featuring the inclusion of LGBTQ characters.
Or as One Million Moms puts it:
It’s common for people to go online these days after a movie comes out to complain for myriad reasons. This particular complaint shouldn’t come as a surprise given anytime there is diversity or changes in the gender or ethnicity of a popular character, people come out of the woodwork to voice criticisms. We just saw this when Disney cast Halle Bailey, a black actress, as the new Ariel, as well.
The scene in question, and honestly I’m not going to even put a spoiler warning in here because we are talking about five seconds in a 100-minute movie, is set at Bonnie’s new school. Bonnie is heading to said school for the first time and one of her other classmates is shown being dropped off by her two mothers. One Million Moms also mentions a second scene in which the same child with two mothers is picked up.
In any case, movies are for the consumer and the consumer can spend money on whichever projects he –or definitely she in this case – chooses. At the end of the day, it’s unclear if this petition, which is coming three weeks after the release of Toy Story 4, will have any actual effect on the box office.
Toy Story 4 won the box office two weekends in a row and was only bested after Spider-Man: Far From Home – another Disney property – hit the movies schedule. It has made $662+ million globally, with more than half of that coming from foreign markets that are sometimes less LGBTQ friendly.