Arthur creator ‘disappointed’ by Alabama ban on gay wedding episode
Arthur creator Marc Brown is “very disappointed” by Alabama Public Television’s refusal to air a new episode about a gay wedding. “I’m really proud of that episode. And I will defend it to anybody who wants to talk about it,” Brown, who also serves as executive producer on the cartoon adaptation of his books, told People magazine. Alabama Public Television refused to show the premiere of the 22nd season of Arthur because it features a gay wedding. Entitled “Mr Ratburn and the Special Someone,” the episode features the same-sex marriage of Arthur’s third-grade teacher, Mr Ratburn. Brown, 72, told People: “Why shouldn’t their teacher marry another man? We all know people who are gay, who are trans, and it’s something that is socially acceptable. Why is there this discomfort that it takes a leap into our national media?” “I don’t want children or people who are different to feel excluded. That’s not the kind of world we want to live in. And we want children to be educated so they can see there’s not just one type of family. Everyone should feel represented. I think we did that with Arthur,” he said. Anti-LGBT+ groups resistant to inclusive ARTHUR EPISODES The Mr Ratburn episode was also slammed by
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