First-Ever Emmy Awards for Children Heavily Pushes LGBT Content

In the first Emmy Awards ceremony aimed at children, many of the speeches and award wins overwhelmingly promoted pro-LGBTQ content and other far-left concepts.

Fox News reports that the Children’s and Family Emmy Awards, created by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and hosted over the course of two nights, is intended for children ranging from “infancy to age 15.” Of all the programs that received an award, one out of four featured characters or stories that involved sexual preference or gender identity.

The host of the first night was TikTok influencer JoJo Siwa, who identifies as “pansexual;” in her opening remarks, she described herself as “a gay icon.” The opening ceremony featured young girls dancing in rainbow-colored outfits.

One of the award winners was the Disney-owned series “Muppet Babies,” receiving the award for Outstanding Writing for a Preschool Animated Program. There was a heavy focus on one episode in particular called “Gonzo-rella,” where the male character Gonzo decides to identify as “non-binary,” wears women’s dresses, and uses “they/them” pronouns.

The long-running children’s television series Sesame Street also won two different awards for pro-LGBTQ content. Winning the award for “Best Original Show” was the episode “Friends with a Penguin,” which featured gay cross-dresser Billy Porter wearing dresses as he sang songs. Later, the series won the award for “Outstanding Preschool Series” for the episode “Family Day,” which includes a gay couple.

Reacting to the overwhelmingly gay awards ceremony, Bethany Mandel, editor of the patriotic children’s book series “Heroes for Liberty,” explained how such content that discourages the use of correct pronouns actually risks harming the development of children.

“When you take away this very primal basic way to categorize and understand the world around them, you’re taking away a developmental tool that can’t be replaced. And that’s what they’re doing,” said Mandel.

“They want to promote this idea of introducing all of this content to children because they’re trying to break ‘generational hate,’” Mandel continued. “And what it comes down to is they think that parents are not doing a good enough job, and they’re not enlightened enough—they’re not woke enough. And it’s their job and their mission to fix that and to fix children.”

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About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

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