If a video is titled “The Blue’s Clues Pride Parade Sing-Along Ft. Nina West!,” I feel like you should know exactly what you’re about to watch. There’s no deception taking place.
But everything is a surprise to Monica Cole, the one mom at One Million Moms (Twitter count: 4,143). She’s demanding that her followers boycott Nickelodeon (even though the video doesn’t appear on their channel) and the show itself. All because of this:
… [Nina West is] a drag queen who was a contestant on RuPaul’s Drag Race. In the sing-along video, West leads a song (to the tune of “The Ants Go Marching”) about various LGBTQ+ lifestyles against the backdrop of a pride parade that features the various family arrangements and glorifies them as normal, acceptable, and fun. Numerous rainbow flags, some depicting a solidarity fist, are flying as part of the parade.
Yes, it is as bad as it sounds!
So parents need to be aware of the very pro-LGBTQ+ agenda of the song and video.
Oh no! Not NORMAL, ACCEPTABLE, and FUN! Jesus hates that.
Cole also whines about the inclusive lyrics and the sight of a trans beaver “shown with mastectomy scars.” Because showing anthropomorphic trans animals is banned in the Bible somewhere, surely…
One of these days, I’ll have to send Cole a thank you note. There are so many great videos and commercials I never would have noticed if she didn’t raise this giant unnecessary fuss over every single one of them. Honestly, you could make a strong case that she’s getting paid by these companies to do their marketing and I would have a hard time arguing otherwise.