(NEWSER) – The Disney Channel rather quietly debuted its first gay couple on Sunday night, a lesbian couple who appeared on an episode of the sitcom Good Luck Charlie. The storyline was played for laughs, US reports, with main characters Amy and Bob confused about the identity of their daughter's friend's mom until they realize ... she has two moms (who aren't expected to appear on the show again). Not everyone was impressed:
- On Queerty, Matthew Tharrett takes issue with the laugh track that accompanied the minute-long scene. "Sure, I understand that most sitcoms rely on laugh tracks to ease you through painfully boring dialogue, but is making a lesbian couple the punchline of (admittedly a harmless) joke the best way to 'reflect themes of diversity and inclusiveness'? C'mon, Disney, I thought you were smarter than this."
- One Million Moms is upset for an entirely different reason: "Just because something may be legal or because some are choosing a lifestyle doesn't make it morally correct. Disney should stick to entertaining instead of pushing an agenda."