Disney Channel, GAY Characters?

disney-gay


AfterElton asked Disney Channel President Gary Marsh about gay characters. On Shake It Up! a 14-year-old fan of the show brought it to our attention that he interpreted Gunther as gay. Given Disney’s history of being racially diverse and so influential in the lives of young kids, is Disney ever going to be including gay

characters in age appropriate ways? GM: What I said before really remains true. We leave it up to our audience to interpret who these characters are and how they relate to them. It’s great that this child has interpreted Gunther this way and that it speaks to him in a way that makes sense for his life. And that’s what we’re

trying to do, create a diverse cross section of characters on television that kids can have different access points and entry points to connect with. Why is a gay character something a gay teen should have to interpret? Why can’t there be an age appropriate way to specifically include a gay character? On Shake It Up! two of the straight characters go out on a date. Why does the gay kid have to settle

for interpreting [Gunther is gay]? You wouldn’t say that to a black kid. GM: In fact, there’s all sorts of range. That’s a great example. We are colorblind. We do not articulate different parts for different ethnicities. In fact that happens all the time. But, it’s clear when a character is black. GM: Sometimes it is and sometimes it isn’t.

Around the web
  • Voice of reason

    @Diamonds

    Audrey Hepburn – Breakfast at Tiffany’s

    BTW, completely agree with your reply.

  • Voice of reason

    Disney cannot announce a gay kid on a show/movie because of the people that sponsor or produce. Can you imagne the storm of angry parents. Disney has serious boundaries.

    If this happened, if would be Disney against the World and I don’t think they’d be ready for it. I think what they are doing now, is enough.

  • Voice of reason

    They are basically saying/implying that it’s okay without just flat out saying it.

    Which is enough.

  • HailieMathers

    “But it’s clear when a character is black”

    Sometimes it is, sometimes it isn’t

    LMAO.

  • DiamondsAreForever

    Voice of reason said:

    @Diamonds

    Audrey Hepburn – Breakfast at Tiffany’s

    BTW, completely agree with your reply

    ——

    Thank you and the person in your icons is Audrey Hepburn.

    Her name does sound very familiar and I heard that she was a really good actress of her time.

  • Voice of reason
  • Meeee

    gunther is not gay…he went out with a girl during one of the episodes

  • SJG97

    WTF? the gay characters must be in tv but not in shows for kids, because they showing that being gay is normal. i’m losing respect for disney channel

    —-

    I can’t even.>:( Are you being for real?Being gay is normal and completely okay.You know you’re comment is the reason why so many gays and lesbians are killing themsleves.Keep that in mind.

  • Anonymous

    Your icon kinda looks like Joe Jonas from the Jonas Brothers and Gunther isn’t gay I would be fine if he is but he went out with the Cheerleader in the one episode roshon fegan help him look like him cause the Cheerleader wouldn’t go out with him if you want to check it out the episode is called age it up and Ryan from hsm went out with Martha and Kelsey

  • Anonymous

    they better not ever have gays on their shows. Homosexuality is an abominationn in the eyes of Jehovah God Almighty.Love can only exist between a man and a woman Read your bibles because judgement day is coming and the wicked and the sinners will be punished

  • Anonymous

    first of all I HATE HATE HATE when people try to compare being gay and gay rights to being black! Give it a rest already. Being gay and being black are not even close to being similar in any way!!!!

  • ljs1202

    FYI, Disney is considered one of the most gay-friendly companies out there. But they aren’t going to shove it down people’s throats either. Why does every character have to be put in a box? “You’re gay-you go over there.” “You’re straight-go over here”. Just sit back and be entertained!

  • Voice of reason

    This is Disney’s way of meeting in the middle.

  • RedRanger

    Is the guy who plays Ryan in hsm gay? Doesn’t matter if he is I thought that guy from Hannah Montana was gay to can’t remember the name though

  • Anonymous

    Why not have gays on Disney? Gays aren’t harmful, they’re not going to eat the kids. If gays are on kids shows it will show that gays are perfectly normal in our society. Gays aren’t demons or abominations. They’re people.

  • Shana Doodee Minaj

    i was askin myself the same damw question when i watched HSM during the hollidays.Is Ryan Evans gay , or somethin? Would they make a gay character in Disney & stuff.Hehe..Anyway i think this is a good thing to have gay characters ,it shows that peapole have allowance

  • Anonymous

    They are people but they are people who need to repent for their wicked ways. But I am not saying Jehovah God hates them. He hates what they do but not them hate the Sin Pity the Sinner . READ YOUR BIBLES . JUDGEMENT DAY IS COMING !!!!!!!!!!

  • yesaella

    they better not ever have gays on their shows. Homosexuality is an abominationn in the eyes of Jehovah God Almighty.Love can only exist between a man and a woman Read your bibles because judgement day is coming and the wicked and the sinners will be punished
    ———————————
    AHHHHHHHH I LOVE YOU!<3
    i thought id be like the only one to come on here saying that, but yay[: there is hope in our generation. God bless you<3

  • Anonymous

    they better not ever have gays on their shows. Homosexuality is an abominationn in the eyes of Jehovah God Almighty.Love can only exist between a man and a woman Read your bibles because judgement day is coming and the wicked and the sinners will be punished
    They are people but they are people who need to repent for their wicked ways. But I am not saying Jehovah God hates them. He hates what they do but not them hate the Sin Pity the Sinner . READ YOUR BIBLES . JUDGEMENT DAY IS COMING !!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    poor Gunther..
    maybe he’s not gay. not that there’s anything wrong with gay people, gay, straight EVERYONE is the same. i think they should introduce gay characters to the Disney Channel..

  • Anonymous

    Stop saying it’s OK to be gay, cause it’s not. It’s not OK for us to judge them and mess with them, but the bible says it’s a sin, it says that men shall be with women
    I dont support it, but i dont critize it.

  • Ranii

    whats wrong with bein’ gay nowadays ?
    geeezzz they are people like evrybody else.

  • Anonymous

    You are so right.It is not for us to judge it is 4 god and only God to judge them .And he has it says in the bible that it is wrong to be gay .But they could repent if they chose. READ YOUR BIBLES JUDGEMENT DAY IS COMING

  • Anonymous

    ryan WASSSSS GAY :O
    I KNEW IT LMFAOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Ranii

    Anonymous said:

    You are so right.It is not for us to judge it is 4 god and only God to judge them .And he has it says in the bible that it is wrong to be gay .But they could repent if they chose. READ YOUR BIBLES JUDGEMENT DAY IS COMING
    —–
    you’r ‘GOD’ created them as you believe blame him. bein’ gay is not wrong.
    people who are gay diserve as much respect as straight people do. now go read ur bible and GTFO. AMEN.

  • Shana Doodee Minaj

    Why not have gays on Disney? Gays aren’t harmful, they’re not going to eat the kids. If gays are on kids shows it will show that gays are perfectly normal in our society. Gays aren’t demons or abominations. They’re people.

    *****
    u tell em

  • Anonymous

    Yes But Jehovah God Created everyone on this earth but he gave us all free will .He did not make them they Gay Though .They choose to disregard his will the same as any sinner It is choice they make to sin.

  • Anonymous

    That cheerleader is Kiersey Clemons. @kierseyclemons on twitter.

    She’s so pretty! haha :)

  • yesaella

    wow…umm wow. to you shana.

    They’re humans i get ur point, men are made to be w/ women , but God didn’t allow anyone to hate anyone & told us to love everybody

    thats EXACTLY what anon just said…
    “It is not for us to judge[[<– aka dont judge, love everyone]] it is 4 god and only God to judge them .And he has it says in the bible that it is wrong to be gay “

  • Shana Doodee Minaj

    You are so right.It is not for us to judge it is 4 god and only God to judge them .And he has it says in the bible that it is wrong to be gay .But they could repent if they chose. READ YOUR BIBLES JUDGEMENT DAY IS COMING
    —–
    shut it up crackehead.im christian and still dat gay hate still throws me a loop anyway.They’re humans i get ur point, men are made to be w/ women , but God didn’t allow anyone to hate anyone & told us to love everybody,lets not take the religion as an excuse for throwing haterade ,thx.

  • Ranii

    Anonymous said:

    Yes But Jehovah God Created everyone on this earth but he gave us all free will .He did not make them they Gay Though .They choose to disregard his will the same as any sinner It is choice they make to sin.
    —-
    Gay people did not CHOOSE to be gay.
    just because they are atracted to the same sex doesn’t mean they are bad people. bein’ Gay is NOT wrong.

  • Anonymous

    I DONT HATE THEM. I PITY THEM.You Must be the one with drug problems not me.

  • Shana Doodee Minaj

    lets not forget that most of the gay peapole are awesome ppl.chose the right ones to hate on .

  • Anonymous

    That person saying that God created them, yes it’s true, and he created me giving me two choices: listening and doing what he says we shall do, and live my life the way i want without giving a fuck about what he says. You can choose the right thing. Besides, being gay it’s okay, what’s not OK is doing something with it, being in a relationship, God says that he gives us selfcontrol. Dont hate on me, just saying what’s in the Bible.

  • Shana Doodee Minaj

    I DONT HATE THEM. I PITY THEM.You Must be the one with drug problems not me.
    —–
    oh don’t worry they’ll be fine w/ out ur damn mercy.Who u think you are ?!! Look at UR life first then we’ll talk,uh!

  • Anonymous

    Being gay is wrong.They choose to be gay and they could choose to repent if they wanted. But i do not hate them I pity them because they will not get into heaven unless they repent 4 their wicked ways

  • Anonymous

    ironically the author “fred” from breakfast at tiffany’s was gay

  • Shana Doodee Minaj

    ————-
    I’m not the spam christian girl i’m just a christian girl, no, god doesn’t need to knock your door and tell you that, you can find that reading the bible and going to church. And “let’s not talk about something we dont know about” well, if you don’t know is cause you dont read the bible, or you refuse to believe that. But it’s the truth. If you believe in God, then you must follow his rules.
    —–
    LET GOD DO HIS JOB IF SO ! ITS NOT LIKE THEY SEND YOU ON EARTH TO ACCOMPLISH A MISSION!!!

  • Shana Doodee Minaj

    homophobic ppl callin me stupid..LOL.
    im sooo offended i can’t even breathe -.-

  • Anonymous

    ACTUALLY JEHOVAH GOD TELLS IN THE BIBLE TO SPREAD HIS WORD. WE ARE ALL SUPPOSSED TO BE AS MISSIONARIES AND SPREAD HIS WORD EVERYWHERE

  • Shana Doodee Minaj

    bye.peace&love.and to those Christianfreak i give a damn side eye.you’re not gonna change the world even w/ all the willing ,bye

  • Anonymous

    Fact:

    If you put bunch of gay male on an isolated Island by themselves with all the food, water, and shelter they would ever need to survive, with no way off the island, they would all eventually die and their would be no one left. Same goes if they were all gay females.

    But if you place a bunch of males and females on the island with all the food, water and shelter they would ever need, they would continue to exist because they can have children should they choose.

    That is natures way, and that is Gods way. He doesn’t make mistakes. People do. God does however say they we MUST be tolerant of other mistakes, which mean, we must accept people as who they are. It doesn’t mean that they are right or that God approves.

  • Anonymous

    YOU ARE SO RIGHT.That is natures way, and that is Gods way. He doesn’t make mistakes. People do. God does however say they we MUST be tolerant of other mistakes, which mean, we must accept people as who they are. It doesn’t mean that they are right or that God approves.

  • SellyismygirlCrush

    Anonymous said:
    You are so right.It is not for us to judge it is 4 god and only God to judge them .And he has it says in the bible that it is wrong to be gay .But they could repent if they chose. READ YOUR BIBLES JUDGEMENT DAY IS COMING
    _

    Not everyone in this world believes in God dipshit!
    So there is not judgement day.
    Ugh sometimes people like you make me ashamed to say Im Catholic Cause I’ll people see us as nowadays are gay bashers and hypocrites. Treat one another as you would like to be treates. Men and Woman were created equal. Why dont you preach that bitch?

  • Anonymous

    LOOK YOU DEVIANT.JUST BECAUSE YOU DONT BELIEVE IN GOD DOES NOT MAKE HIM NOT REAL .WITHOUT GOD NOTHING WOULD EXIST SO EVEN IF YOU DO NOT BELIEVE IN GOD YOU WILL STILL HAVE TO FACE JUDGMENT WHEN JUDGEMENT DAY COMES

  • Anonymous

    Hahaah i just read this:
    oh and i bet God came to your house last night & told u so ? Lets not talk bout somethin we obviously don’t know.
    ————–
    I’m not the spam christian girl i’m just a christian girl, no, god doesn’t need to knock your door and tell you that, you can find that reading the bible and going to church. And “let’s not talk about something we dont know about” well, if you don’t know is cause you dont read the bible, or you refuse to believe that. But it’s the truth. If you believe in God, then you must follow his rules.

  • FearlessLi

    I’m not the spam christian girl i’m just a christian girl, no, god doesn’t need to knock your door and tell you that, you can find that reading the bible and going to church. And “let’s not talk about something we dont know about” well, if you don’t know is cause you dont read the bible, or you refuse to believe that. But it’s the truth. If you believe in God, then you must follow his rules.

    _________________

    Okay, so have you ever said profanity? Have you ever been jealous of someone? Have you ever been proud? Do you dress modestly? Do you always respect your mother and father? Do you have icons, idols and rolemodels?
    If so, then you’re just is as much sin as homosexuals.

  • misssaatje

    not so disney

  • SellyismygirlCrush

    Anonymous said:
    LOOK YOU DEVIANT.JUST BECAUSE YOU DONT BELIEVE IN GOD DOES NOT MAKE HIM NOT REAL .WITHOUT GOD NOTHING WOULD EXIST SO EVEN IF YOU DO NOT BELIEVE IN GOD YOU WILL STILL HAVE TO FACE JUDGMENT WHEN JUDGEMENT DAY COMES

    ___

    OH for all that is holy please shut up!!
    You making yourself look like some crazy loon.
    Judgement day? You know how many times people have said judgement day is coming? Well.. Im still waiting….

  • SellyismygirlCrush

    Jan 13, 2011 @ 10:12 am
    Anonymous said:
    ACTUALLY JEHOVAH GOD TELLS IN THE BIBLE TO SPREAD HIS WORD. WE ARE ALL SUPPOSSED TO BE AS MISSIONARIES AND SPREAD HIS WORD EVERYWHERE
    _

    That was back in the day. When there was no mail or media.
    We hear it all the time now.
    He didnt say read a post and say how thier gonna be judged those sinners. ugh. You repulse me. Even priests, well most, keep thier preaching IN the church.

  • Anonymous

    lol this post.

  • Anonymous

    My 5 year old sister watches Disney Channel and I think many viewers are too young to be bringing in these issues at such a young age.

  • SellyismygirlCrush

    Welll what about the young kids that have gay parents, uncles/aunts, neighbours? Why not let them know more at a young age, I say its good.

  • Anonymous

    How wow. Big bunch of homophobic brats.
    If gay people CHOSE to be gay, WHEN did you chose to be straight? Tell me. You never get to chose.

    Gay people are not wrong cause they don’t give birth to babies. That’s not people’s purpose. That’s not my purpose as being a human. That is a choice.

    Oh, wait, a gay man can have sex with a woman and have babies. This IS brilliant. Now, think about it. And respect.

  • hey. its me

    This post is ridiculous.
    I love God, but it’s very difficult for me to love some Christians. I hate how some religious people choose to read only the parts of the Bible that they want. If you’ve read the whole Bible and you were a real Christian, you wouldn’t be so quick to judge homosexuals. Yes, it’s a sin, but so is lying. Everyone lies. We ALL fall short of the glory. There’s no need to hate on people because of their sexual orientation.

  • ellelovesjonas

    So it was a coincidence that they put the two black kids together in HSM? hmmm….

  • stayMyBaby

    I heard someone saying something like ‘God doesn’t make mistakes, people do.’

    Just so you know, being gay is not a choice, so in no way a human mistake.

    I’m catholic, and now kind of ashamed to have grown up in such a homophobic community. I do believe in God, but I refuse to believe that he doesn’t love each one of us, no matter if gay or straight.

  • Anonymoussssssssssssssssssssssssss

    WTF? the gay characters must be in tv but not in shows for kids, because they showing that being gay is normal. i’m losing respect for disney channel

    ——————–

    dickkkkkkkkkkkkkk. why is being gay not normal????? go jump of a cliff

  • hey. its me

    stayMyBaby said:
    I heard someone saying something like ‘God doesn’t make mistakes, people do.’

    Just so you know, being gay is not a choice, so in no way a human mistake.

    I’m catholic, and now kind of ashamed to have grown up in such a homophobic community. I do believe in God, but I refuse to believe that he doesn’t love each one of us, no matter if gay or straight.

    exactly. God does LOVE everyone, it’s just the crazy “christians” who are too judgmental. I’m happy their are some sane Christians out there. I just wish we wouldn’t all be categorized with all the other “christians”

  • Anonymous

    fact of the matter is, you shouldn’t even care. cause IN REALITY gunther is not and ryan is not gay. but it is not right to trigger young kids to watch gays on disney channel. it causes young kids to grow up way too early. and they way you view them is a load of poop. in this world today people are stereotypical. when you see a man walking down the street with a bedazzled fadora or anything sparkely you think…gay. morals for me i’m against it. why? because i was raised that way. people of all ages watch disney channel but majority a still under parents supervision, so i think that that whole gay imitations should leave because it only causes kids to wonder and parents how reliable disney is.

  • Anonymous

    I hate when people say its up to some besides FAMILY to let kid know about life.
    You want kids to have pride in who they are and be loving towards people despite race,gender,culture, sexual orientation.
    TEACH THEM So sad families are so lazy they want their kids show to tell them to be proud of who they are
    Do your job as a brother. sister, cousin whoever you are.

    Thats where I learned from my family.
    If a rfiend or family was gay I’d love them It might be weird to me
    but hey everyone’s weird in their own way
    :)

  • Anonymous

    Ryan from HSM is not gay. He goes to prom with Kelsea (in HSM3) and In HSM2, seems to be rather into Martha when he dances with her.

  • Lupo

    Gary Marsh said:

    And that’s what we’re trying to do, create a diverse cross section of characters on television that kids can have different access points and entry points to connect with.

    haha the only thing Disney Channel is trying to do is pimp jailbait.

    It started with former mouseketeers Britney and Britney-lite “Xtina” then came Hilary Duff, Lindsay, Miley, Selena, Demi, and now Skank It Up.

  • Anonymous

    DISNEY RULES :)

    DONT HATE ….YALL BE WATCHING IT 24/7 lol

  • Anonymous

    shake it up …

  • LucyWhite

    ^ Yeehaw!

  • Anonymous

    Gunther don’t like da pussy! He sucky the cock

  • Anonymous

    Homosexuality “being gay” in no way compares to ethnicity. Being black or white and being gay are completely different things. That comparison should not be used in the argument. It’s flaw in the logic that weakens your credibility. Sorry, just sayin. Not hatin.

  • Anonymous

    so ‘god’ is the reason for people & why were here right?? well why would ‘god’ make people gay if its wrong? cuz the bible isnt 100% accurate information god didnt write the bible people have changed it over the billions of years. i belive in god, but not the bible.

    i support gays all the way and more power to them!!! like Lady GaGa says “Baby, I Was Born This Way!, Cuz God Makes No Mistakes”

  • Anonymous

    Gunther: *His Accent* Oh Tinka! Vhut Is That Vetween Your Legs!
    Tinka: *Her Accent* Silly Boy, This Is a Vhut Americans Call The “Pussy”
    Gunther: *His Accent* Vhut is this so called “Pussy” Tinka? Its Gross!
    Tinka: *Her Accent* Gunther, It Is Neyt Gross. It Means I’m a Gill But Your a Fagget, So You Have a Cock-a-Doodle-Doo
    Gunther: *His Accent* Thats Not Fair! Why dont I have a pussy like u! Why can’t I be gay an have a pussy it’s no fun having a cock-a-doodle-Doo
    Tinka: *Her Accent* Suck My Vagina Gunther, I Am Done wIth this Conversation.
    Gunther: *His Accent* Ok Tinka! :D I’m gonna rape u later ba-bye

  • Anonymous

    i think they should do it

  • yesaella

    That’s a great example. We are colorblind. We do not articulate different parts for different ethnicities

    MHM YEAAH OHKAYYYYY BUULLLLLCROTCHHHHH GARY.
    how many times have i seen a black kid on disney who wasnt somewhat ghetto? or talked with a ‘black’ accent or if its a guy, he’s alwaysss trying to get a girl? and DONT let me start with the black girl on good luck charlie.
    plus they ALWAYS make flipping sure their other characters are like freaking hot or at least pretty. but with some[[ill admit not all]] the black characters on disney were looking mad trashy…
    grrrr! i knew from the get go disney was like somewhat anti-blackish. you rarely see a black guest star. [[btw dont bring up shows like thats so raven or corey in the house which is mostly a black cast. why? because its only TWO freaking shows in the past ten years that was like that. im not even asking for more of those shows im just saying throw more black kids as LEADS and supporting characters on disney like goodness gracias. like wth are they afraid of? no views? THATS SO RAVEN WAS A FREAKING HIT!!!]] i always say i want to be a actress but my friends[[not just my black friends]] always say ‘well dont do disney they never hire black people dude’. anyway…so yeaah i know disney doesnt hire many black people. i know my friend knows it THE WORLD KNOWS IT. so what i dont understand is fxcking gary effing marshall saying this crap about being colorblind. shut up gm, stfu. and what the hell is up with that other comment?

    ‘its clear when you see a black kid’ ‘sometimes it is, sometimes its not.’

    you think your funny gary?

  • Anonymous

    at first i thought Gunther is gay but in this one episode he was trying to get this girl. so idk

  • Xtincta

    There are a lot of dumb people here, how sad. And to the person who said gay people aren’t systematically oppressed maybe you should look into how gay people are treated in other countries.

  • yesaella

    the Lord said dont judge i agree.
    we’ve all commited our sins and whatnot.

    but dont forget the Lord ALSO said that being gay was an abomination.

    what doesn this mean?

    dont support gayism.
    if you see someone on the road being beaten up cause he’s gay, dont just stand there, stop the fight. help the gay guy so he doesnt get hurt. but dont go telling him its alright to be gay. cause its not.
    another example is with the whole gay marriage rights thing.
    you as a Christian shouldnt support gays BUT being in america we know that technically, since its a free country, gays should have their rights.
    what do you do? NOTHING!
    if it comes to the people having to vote…i say vote against. but otherwise just shut up.

    the whole NO JUDGING thing just tells us that we shouldnt treat them like anything less than a human. it doesnt mean we have to accept them.

  • Anonymous

    your not born gay, im black i dont wake up and say “today ill be white” ur a boy so like girls, your a girl so like boys.

  • Anonymous

    Being gay is wrong.They choose to be gay and they could choose to repent if they wanted. But i do not hate them I pity them because they will not get into heaven unless they repent 4 their wicked ways

    __________________

    “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone”

    You are not God and you do not have the right to judge anyone. You are not perfect. You are not without sin. Homosexuality is NOT a sin. Is this your answer,to preach hatred and condemn people to hell? Is this what your God wants of you? The world is full of rapists,murderers, pedophiles. Thousands of people commit unspeakable sins every day. Yet you want to condemn innocent people to an pit of eternal despair because they love someone? “It is always wrong to hate. It is never wrong to love” I have another question for you,you or someone else made the point that people of the same sex can’t have children and offered this as proof that homosexuality shouldn’t exist. Well,there are thousands if not millions of women who suffer from infertility (the inability to have babies). Is there something wrong with them as well? Stop trying to justify and mask your hatred. Stop forcing your beliefs down other people’s throats. If we were to take a microscope and examine every inch of your life, I bet we’d find plenty of “sin”. Why don’t you worry about yourself.

  • Anonymous

    God did not put us on this Earth to judge people. That is His job. God will judge all of us one day. He judges us by the faith that we have in Him. If we judge others harshly, God will judge us harshly. If we judge other people with love and compassion, God will be merciful when He judges us. God is who determines what is right and what is wrong. God judges our heart. Out of our heart flows sin, hate, and disobedience or out of our heart flows love and obedience. We reveal an evil heart when we judge and condemn others, and God will judge us accordingly.

    Matthew 7:1 Judge Not Lest It Will Come Back To You In The Same Measure.

    Matthew 7:2 Judge Not Lest You Are God.

  • Anonymous

    Matthew 7:1 Judge Not Lest It Will Come Back To You In The Same Measure.

    Matthew 7:2 Judge Not Lest You Are God.

  • Anonymous

    “But, it’s clear when a character is black. GM: Sometimes it is and sometimes it isn’t.”

    HAHAHA I CAN’T EVEN. Yes, GM, it’s never clear that a character’s black.

  • Anonymous

    being gay isn’t a disease. it’s not something that people should be afraid of admitting. i don’t give a crap if it’s not in the bible – do you know how old and outdated that is? god wouldn’t make someone gay if he wasn’t going to love them anyway. i get that people don’t particularly like it, but that gives them no right to bash it.

  • Anonymous

    So am I the only one who interpreted that Carter and Rosie were gay? It was so obvious..

  • lasttimearoundd

    ouch that you used a photo of ryan OU…

  • Anonymous

    WTF? the gay characters must be in tv but not in shows for kids, because they showing that being gay is normal. i’m losing respect for disney channel

  • Anonymous

    being gay is not a choice dumb ass. & who said being straight is “normal”…. you need to stfu.

  • marinawashiski

    Yeah, they are showing that being gay is normal just because IT IS NORMAL. There’s anything wrong on being gay.

  • Anonymous

    is ryan(form hsm) gay?

  • yesaella

    being gay is not a choice dumb ass. & who said being straight is “normal”…. you need to stfu.
    ————————————–
    its a choice.
    and being gay ISNT normal.
    if it was would we hve so much debate over it?

  • Voice of reason

    I can already sense that this is going to be a very heated post.

  • DiamondsAreForever

    Jan 13, 2011 @ 08:18 am
    Voice of reason said:

    I can already sense that this is going to be a very heated post
    —–

    Agreed!

  • yesaella

    DiamondsAreForever said:
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 08:18 am
    Voice of reason said:

    I can already sense that this is going to be a very heated post
    —–

    Agreed!
    ——————–
    thats exactly why i clicked on ‘comments'[; lmaoo

  • Voice of reason

    Ryan from HSM could be gay, but do you really think Disney would admit to it because of their audience?

    I don’t think so.

    The reality of the situation is, that you really do have to interpret it. The reason being if YOU interpret it THEY don’t have to admit to anything.

    See how that works?

  • DiamondsAreForever

    Voice of reason said:

    Ryan from HSM could be gay, but do you really think Disney would admit to it because of their audience?

    I don’t think so.

    The reality of the situation is, that you really do have to interpret it. The reason being if YOU interpret it THEY don’t have to admit to anything.

    See how that works?

    ——-

    Absolutely! Disney Channel probably will never admit whether a character might be homosexual, because of the way he or she is portrayed on the show.

    Off topic, but who is that person in your icon?

  • asmoothcriminal

    Ryan from HSM could be gay, but do you really think Disney would admit to it because of their audience?

    I don’t think so.

    The reality of the situation is, that you really do have to interpret it. The reason being if YOU interpret it THEY don’t have to admit to anything.

    See how that works?

    I think Disney needs to make gay characters because if they just leave it up to our interpretations then that just says all gays are pink loving, theatre, dancing kids, which isn’t true.

    Why can’t Disney just have a gay kid? This is why I prefer Nick from Disney. Nick has Dan Schnieder whose had guys kiss on his shows, obvious adult references, etc. And Teen Nick has Degrassi, which of course has Gay characters.

    Why is it such a bad thing for Disney to have some gay kids? Children aren’t gonna “turn” gay by watching it. They are, or they aren’t. If they loose some viewers, I’m sure they’ll be fine.

  • Anonymous

    I always thought Ryan was gay and I thought Gunther was gay too. Too be honest I donit really care.

  • FearlessLi

    There’s no reason why they’re shouldn’t be gay characters on tv shows. If girls and boys are allowed to go teenie over eachother and have crushes on these shows, so can lesbian girls and gay boys.
    It’s time kids really got a sense of reality.

  • omgitsjoejonas

    i think that in TV, homosexual relationships should be introduced at the same time as heterosexual relationships are. kids need to know that’s it’s okay to be gay.

  • purplekoolaid

    being gay is not a choice dumb ass. & who said being straight is “normal”…. you need to stfu.
    ———-
    normal simply means average. being straight IS normal. gay people only account for 5-10% of the population. therefore that average person is straight. its not say being gay is evil, or wrong, but it is not the average. most people are right-handed but that doesn’t make left-handed people evil.

    i dont think that they should show openly gay people on disney channel. most people that watch this channel are 5-14. how many kids this age are open about sexuality? its just unescessary. honestly, i dont like how they show straight characters dating and kissing so much either. i just dont think children need to be exposed to things so sexual.

    i work at a daycare and see 6 year olds wearing makeup and trying to dress/act like hannah montana, or alex from wizards and its ridiculous.

  • SmashHeadonKeyboard

    I don’t really see the difference between homosexuality and exaggerated sexuality… If ppl say that Miley is a bad role model because she is flaunting her sexuality, then wouldn’t homosexuals on Disney be just as bad? Being gay is a sexual orientation. I just don’t think young children should have to think about sexuality. At all. It’s too mature a subject for the large majority of their audience.

  • SmashHeadonKeyboard

    I’m not the spam christian girl i’m just a christian girl, no, god doesn’t need to knock your door and tell you that, you can find that reading the bible and going to church. And “let’s not talk about something we dont know about” well, if you don’t know is cause you dont read the bible, or you refuse to believe that. But it’s the truth. If you believe in God, then you must follow his rules.

    _________________

    Okay, so have you ever said profanity? Have you ever been jealous of someone? Have you ever been proud? Do you dress modestly? Do you always respect your mother and father? Do you have icons, idols and rolemodels?
    If so, then you’re just is as much sin as homosexuals.

    __________________

    Okay so well seeing as we’ve all sinned anyway by saying a swear word.. Let’s just go kill someone – coz all sin is the same right?

    Idiot

  • purplekoolaid

    first of all I HATE HATE HATE when people try to compare being gay and gay rights to being black! Give it a rest already. Being gay and being black are not even close to being similar in any way!!!!
    ———–
    agreed. black people in america tend to make less money, recieve less education, and have a higher chance of going to jail than white counterparts due to racism and discrimanation.

    by contrast you want to know the highest income earning bracket in CA? a gay male couple! gays are the power makers in the film ,tv, music, fashion, and art industries and make lots of money and have lots of power and cultural influence in that arena.

    gay people were never denied the right to vote, they weren’t enslaved, they weren’t segregated and systematically hated. pretty much the only thing gay people can’t do is get married in some places, but they still can have civil unions and recieve ALL the same rights as hetero couples. they are basically just fighting over the term marriage, cause they get all the benefits regardless.

    honestly i dont see the big deal in being gay. why are gay people always trying to make sexuality so important? i dont go around yelling about how straight i am. i honestly dont care about sexual preference, people can do whatever they want. but i dont see why gay people make such a fuss about being gay? sexuality is not the only important thing about a person, in fact its prob the least important. personality and culture make you who you are, not if you like boys or girls.

  • SmashHeadonKeyboard

    first of all I HATE HATE HATE when people try to compare being gay and gay rights to being black! Give it a rest already. Being gay and being black are not even close to being similar in any way!!!!
    ———–
    agreed. black people in america tend to make less money, recieve less education, and have a higher chance of going to jail than white counterparts due to racism and discrimanation.

    by contrast you want to know the highest income earning bracket in CA? a gay male couple! gays are the power makers in the film ,tv, music, fashion, and art industries and make lots of money and have lots of power and cultural influence in that arena.

    gay people were never denied the right to vote, they weren’t enslaved, they weren’t segregated and systematically hated. pretty much the only thing gay people can’t do is get married in some places, but they still can have civil unions and recieve ALL the same rights as hetero couples. they are basically just fighting over the term marriage, cause they get all the benefits regardless.

    honestly i dont see the big deal in being gay. why are gay people always trying to make sexuality so important? i dont go around yelling about how straight i am. i honestly dont care about sexual preference, people can do whatever they want. but i dont see why gay people make such a fuss about being gay? sexuality is not the only important thing about a person, in fact its prob the least important. personality and culture make you who you are, not if you like boys or girls.

    ____________________________

    YOU are awesome.

  • LucyWhite

    So Miley Stewart can have a crush on a guy. But if Oliver had a crush on a guy (without it being a deal, just a storyline) that would be unacceptable?! I SEE NO DIFFERENCE!

    And what are Disney chatting about they don’t choose on ethnicity?! Of couse they do. The percentage of Asians, African Americans, Hispanics etc. on Disney is higher that that of the general population. Obviously I think it’s great to have a beautiful and diverse cast, but if Disney had a show that just happened to be all whites they know there’d be trouble, so they choose people of other races. Of course I’m all for the diversity.

    But chuck a gay in!!!!
    Becasue it’s normal!!!

    When I’m older I’m going to read my children the occasional story about like… “The prince who married the prince” or something
    etc. – along with straigh love stories. I ould want them to see no difference and that either way is okay.
    I want to bring my children up to love!

    Long live the gays :D

    Bloody hell that was an essay!

  • Signorina. aNonimo

    God loves all his children..

    I am a lesbian teen with a child..it took me getting clean and sober and trying to be authentic with myself to accept my being gay..shame on all those who judge others..I will raise my daughter to be a loving person..and a tolerant one..

    I think all of soceity should be represented in television..including gays and lesbians..its just one aspect of who a person is..but denying your sexuality can screw a person up..the truth sets you free

  • Anonymous

    Your icon kinda looks like Joe Jonas from the Jonas Brothers and Gunther isn’t gay I would be fine if he is but he went out with the Cheerleader in the one episode roshon fegan help him look like him cause the Cheerleader wouldn’t go out with him if you want to check it out the episode is called age it up and Ryan from hsm went out with Martha and Kelsey

    ________________________________________

    That cheerleader is Kiersey Clemons !
    @kierseyclemons on twitttaaaa :)

  • Shana Doodee Minaj

    Being gay is wrong.They choose to be gay and they could choose to repent if they wanted. But i do not hate them I pity them because they will not get into heaven unless they repent 4 their wicked ways

    oh and i bet God came to your house last night & told u so ? Lets not talk bout somethin we obviously don’t know.

  • Anonymous

    READ YOUR BIBLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!THE BIBLE TELLS YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO GET INTO HEAVEN

  • Shana Doodee Minaj

    Anonymous said:
    READ YOUR BIBLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!THE BIBLE TELLS YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO GET INTO HEAVEN
    —-
    haha i know right ! Throwing hate is the right way to get to it!i know i know

  • Anonymous

    fOR THE LAST TIME I DO NOT HATE THEM I PITY THEM

  • Anonymous

    she is i mean he is gay? iuuuuuu !!!!!!!!!!haahahahahahahaha he is so ridicuilos

  • Anonymous

    Hahaah i just read this:
    oh and i bet God came to your house last night & told u so ? Lets not talk bout somethin we obviously don’t know.
    ————–
    I’m not the spam christian girl i’m just a christing girl, no, god doesn’t need to knock your door and tell you that, you can find that reading the bible and going to church. And “let’s not talk about something we dont know about” well, if you don’t know is cause you dont read the bible, or you refuse to believe that. But it’s the truth. If you believe in God, then you must follow his rules.

  • Shana Doodee Minaj

    u guys must be ashamed , yo’re constantly doin wrong things, goin thru porn website, drinkin thinkin bout killin peeps critizin others’ choices & lives (not to mention the rest) but you can’t stand two women or two guys exchanging love w/ each other..SMDH, where the the world has gone..Bet that y’all are the same ppl who were in favour of the war in Iraq

  • Anonymous

    Hahaah i just read this:
    oh and i bet God came to your house last night & told u so ? Lets not talk bout somethin we obviously don’t know.
    ————–
    I’m not the spam christian girl i’m just a christian girl, no, god doesn’t need to knock your door and tell you that, you can find that reading the bible and going to church. And “let’s not talk about something we dont know about” well, if you don’t know is cause you dont read the bible, or you refuse to believe that. But it’s the truth. If you believe in God, then you must follow his rules.

  • bitch!!!123

    hey Shana Doodee Minaj you are so stupid!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    This is the thing with Disney, they will NEVER EVER EVER market something that they believe will cause even a tiny bit of controversy, yet they will also never admit that they do not want to market these things.
    I personally believe that Disney should have a gay character or two, why not? It’s a way of life for MANY people, and despite some comments on here, there are NO right or wrong ways to love someone. If a girl loves a girl so be it, if a boy loves a boy then he has every right to.
    Being gay is not WRONG, so why shouldn’t it be put on TV?
    Maybe some parents have a problem with it, maybe some are afraid of the change in times. But these parents also need to learn, because what if there son or daughter grows up to be gay? Then what will they do?
    I needed to rant about that because my dad hates gays and I’m ALWAYS lecturing him about it, so I’ve had practice. He needs to learn, as do many, that you can love ANYONE in the world, regardless of gender.

  • Shana Doodee Minaj

    Jan 13, 2011 @ 10:07 am
    bitch!!!123 said:
    hey Shana Doodee Minaj you are so stupid!!!!!!!
    —-
    oh well.i don’t need to tell you who u are.its all in ur username.