Muppet Babies Turn Heads as Gonzo Wears a Dress and Speaks of Being Accepted

In the present new age of “wokeness,” children have become the target. The San Francisco Gay Men’s Choir said they’re coming for our children, and Nickelodeon featured singing drag queens and a PRIDE parade in Blues Clues. Now Disney, who owns the former Nickelodeon show Muppet Babies, is taking their turn.

They’ve changed the beloved Muppets’ character Gonzo into a crossdressing or transgender princess. It is worth noting that the show is geared towards young children, ages 4-7 years old.

The blue, long-nosed guy, who was constantly launching himself out of a cannon for laughs, and performing wacky stunts, aloof from the sometimes disastrous outcome, is now wearing glass slippers and ball gowns.

If you’re unfamiliar with this nearly 50-year-old hair-brained male character, watch some of this compilation video to get an idea.

In an episode of Muppet Babies that aired last month, the Muppet characters are set to go to a ball, a la Cinderella-style. Gonzo is told that boys are supposed to be knights early on in the episode, even though he wants to wear a dress.

The now infamous clip floating around the internet reveals Miss Piggy and another character later raving about the wonderful princess they met at the ball. They wished that Gonzo could’ve met “them.”

As they recount the story, telling Gonzo he should’ve been there, Gonzo divulges that he was actually the “princess.” He calls himself Gonzorella.

Piggy apologizes to him, “Oh Gonzo, we’re sorry, it wasn’t very nice of us to tell you what to wear to our ball.” Another character quips, “You’re our friend, and we love you any way you are.” Gonzo claims he didn’t want to tell anyone because they all “expected me to look a certain way.”

The transgender agenda is subtly weaved into the episode, as Princess Gonzorella is repeatedly referred to as “they” or “them.”

Liberals are touting the episode as a tear-jerker, but conservative Candace Owens was appalled when she discovered the clip.

“I can’t believe I’m tweeting this but.. they are pushing the trans agenda on children via muppet babies.

This is sick and PERVERTED. Everyone should be disturbed by predatory cartoons meant to usher children into gender dysphoria.

Bring back manly muppets, anyone?” she tweeted.

People are already beginning to argue that Gonzo wasn’t the most masculine character to begin with and that perhaps he’s been cross-dressing the whole time.

However, the generation in which Gonzo was created utilized a plethora of slapstick humor. Gonzo dawning a tutu while being shot out of a cannon is hardly a cry to come out of the transgender closet.

The Muppets began as a sketch comedy of sorts, a seeming puppet version of Saturday Night Live’s adult show, also making its debut in the 1970s. It was not uncommon for any characters to “crossdress” for humor, like Kermit the Frog often did.

According to Muppet Wiki Fandom, “The practice has its roots in many vaudeville comics who had female characters, as well as the concept of the pantomime dame (where matrons or ugly stepsisters in stage fairy tales were always portrayed by men in drag).”

Men playing women was a basic way for actors to portray an ugly woman, seeing as they didn’t have access to CGI’s technology in today’s shows and movies.

In fact, the actress who played Kermit, Jane Henson, was complimented during a segment of the Today Show on the feminine quality she brought to the character during one such performance in the early days of the show. She attempted to stress that the puppet was named Kermit and is a male.

The issue this episode presents is not about whether a cartoon character should dawn gender-specific clothes; everyone is welcome to dress how they like. The real problem is that this show is geared towards the malleable minds of children who are still figuring this world out for themselves and in a constant state of “monkey see, monkey do.”

They are unaware of the subconscious programming and repercussions when clearly gendered characters, like a princess, are labeled “they/them.”

Every parent has experienced a moment in which they question their child’s actions, “Where did you learn that?”

We didn’t expect that it would be the world’s largest, mainstream child-related content producer Disney that we needed to screen on behalf of our children.

 

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