The conservative group One Million Moms is outraged that a bi-racial gay couple appeared on the Nickelodeon cartoon “The Loud House” on July 20.
In the episode, the couple, Harold and Howard McBride, take their son, Clyde McBride, to a slumber party at Lincoln Loud’s house.
Harold and Howard hand Loud a sleeping bag, pajamas, a white noise machine, a humidifier, a dehumidifier, earplugs, inhaler and photo of themselves.
In response, One Million Moms sounded the alarm on its website:
Warning! In case you missed our first announcement: Nickelodeon Kid’s Network often features a family with two dads in the animated show, “The Loud House.” The series, which centers around the life of Lincoln Loud and his ten sisters, was the first Nickelodeon show in history to feature a married same-gender couple. The married gay couple is revealed while dropping off their child Clyde at the Loud residence for a slumber party. Nickelodeon is attempting to normalize same-gender marriage while desensitizing young viewers. The program airs weekday afternoons at 5:00 pm ET/4:00 pm CT.
Also, recently in the episode “L is for Love,” Lincoln’s sister, Luna, is bi sexual since she previously had a crush on a male and now on Sam, who is a female. Luna leaves a love note in Sam’s locker, and when Sam finds it she looks pleased.
In another episode, “Potty Mouth,” the youngest Loud sister who is still in diapers swears mimicking her older siblings, but is bleeped out each time.
Unfortunately, children are being exposed to LGBT content and crude language on a network designed for kids. The Supreme Court legalizing same-gender marriage does not make it right or morally correct. Nickelodeon should stick to entertaining instead of pushing an agenda and promoting foul language. Nickelodeon has decided to be politically correct instead of providing family-friendly programming.
Families tuning in to watch a children’s network may encounter a premature discussion on sexual orientation and be encouraged to use inappropriate language. Both are completely unnecessary. Nickelodeon and its sponsors should avoid controversial topics.