Alabama’s public TV community has declined to broadcast an episode of youngsters’s cartoon ‘Arthur’ which encompasses a same-sex marriage, arguing it could shake mother and father’ belief within the community.
In the nixed episode, which aired elsewhere within the US final week, Arthur the aardvark and associates attend a same-sex marriage ceremony for his or her elementary college instructor, Mr. Ratburn.
Though the episode was celebrated in some quarters for imparting classes of tolerance and variety, the Alabama Public Television (APT) community noticed issues in another way, opting to broadcast a rerun as an alternative.
An official on the community stated APT was merely searching for fogeys.
“Parents trust that their children can watch APT without their supervision,” APT’s director of programming Mike McKenzie advised AL.com, including “though we strongly encourage mother and father to look at tv with their kids and discuss what they’ve realized afterwards.”
“We also know that children who are younger than the ‘target’ audience for Arthur also watch the program,” McKenzie stated.
Reactions on-line have been considerably polarized. Some prompt this system would “indoctrinate children.”