By Jonathon Van Maren
Last month, the popular British children’s show Peppa Pig featured lesbian polar bears, the latest in a series of efforts by the LGBT movement to use kids’ entertainment to normalize same-sex relationships at early ages. That followed on the heels of major franchises such as Clifford, Blue’s Clues, Arthur, and, of course, Disney who queered their content in alignment with the LGBT movement’s agenda.
Now it’s a key character from the American animated media franchise, Scooby-Doo, which features four teenagers who solve mysteries with their Great Dane. The TV series has been airing since 1969, and has been voted one of the “greatest cartoons of all time” by TV Guide. The latest movie in the franchise, Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo, portrays character Velma Dinkley as a lesbian.
Clips from the film are going viral on Twitter.
Here’s how Variety covered the story:
Velma is officially a lesbian.
Clips from the brand new movie “Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!,” which show the Mystery Inc. member googly-eyed and speechless when encountering costume designer Coco Diablo, have gone viral on Twitter, confirming suspicions held by the “Scooby” fan base for decades.
It’s long been an open secret among fans and “Scooby-Doo” creatives that Velma is gay. Even James Gunn, who wrote the early live-action films, and Tony Cervone, who served as supervising producer on the “Mystery Incorporated” series, have confirmed the character’s sexuality, but they were never able to make it official onscreen. In 2020, Gunn tweeted that he “tried” to make Velma a lesbian in the live-action movies. “In 2001 Velma was explicitly gay in my initial script,” he wrote. “But the studio just kept watering it down & watering it down, becoming ambiguous (the version shot), then nothing (the released version) & finally having a boyfriend (the sequel).”
For those who scoffingly insist that this is obviously no big deal, that’s not how LGBT activists or the media see it.