New Disney Series Sparks Outrage
A new children’s show on Disney+ has sparked online outrage from conservatives over an episode that features a transgender man buying menstrual period pads at a supermarket.
Writer Christopher Rufo said he “obtained leaked video” from an upcoming episode of Baymax! — a six-episode spinoff of the 2014 movie Big Hero 6.
Rufo accused Disney of promoting “the idea that men can have periods to children as young as two years old.”
In the scene, the titular character Baymax, who serves as a “personal healthcare companion,” is browsing women’s hygiene products in the supermarket, trying to help a 12-year-old girl named Sofia deal with her first period.
The Houston Chronicle reported that Baymax asks shoppers in the aisle for recommendations for a product.
Several shoppers offer recommendations, including a man wearing a shirt with the transgender flag.
“I always get the ones with wings,” the transgender man tells Baymax.
Rufo said the content is “all part of Disney’s plan to re-engineer the discourse around kids and sexuality.”