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Baymax: Fans Defend Disney Movie Featuring a Trans Male Character

Disney fans have defended themselves Bay max following conservative outrage over a scene in which a trans male character is seen shopping in a tampon aisle.

The series, which is a spin-off, is based on the popular inflatable robot hero from the 2014 animated film big hero 6sees the robot becoming a “personal health attendant” walking around San Fransokyo helping those in need.

In the third episode, a girl named Sofia walks into an all-gender restroom and is horrified to discover that she has started her first period just before she is scheduled to perform on the school’s talent show.

“I wasn’t prepared for that!” Sofia yells at Baymax. “And the dispenser is empty! And I don’t even have anything! a tampon. A padpon. A maxi pad pon with wings?”

To help Sofia, Baymax then goes to a local supermarket to get some period products.

Baymax seems confused by the wide range of options and is asking others for recommendations.

A transgender man wearing a transgender flag shirt tells Baymax, “I always get the ones with wings.”

Though the trans character only surfaced for a few seconds, writer Christopher F. Rufo took to Twitter to criticize the idea of ​​men getting their periods.

“I received a leaked video of Disney’s upcoming show Bay maxwhich promotes the transgender flag and the idea that men can have their periods for children as young as two,” he wrote. “This is all part of Disney’s plan to reshape the discourse around children and sexuality.”

The tweet, posted on Wednesday (June 29), has since gone viral with over 40,000 likes, with many conservative people commenting that the clip would make children “uncomfortable”.

However, the opinion of Rufo and other conservative folk has drawn criticism, with Disney fans saying they appreciate the show’s portrayal.

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“This is awesome! It’s sooo cool to see a show that talks openly about periods and how everyone is so supportive of them! Baymax is working on health and good that he’s learning this! It’s also amazing to see a trans man being taken in !This clip makes me happy!” wrote a supportive fan.

Another person added, “This shows a really great representation of who is having periods, including the trans man in the scene, and not being embarrassed or embarrassed to talk about it with others.”

One person wrote: “The new Bay max Show has an episode about periods and they have a trans man who helps Bay max Figuring out what pads you get is amazing.”

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/baymax-disney-transgender-scene-outrage-b2113507.html Baymax: Fans Defend Disney Movie Featuring a Trans Male Character

JOE HERNANDEZ

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