Baymax, the new animated series for children from Disney! shows a transgender man buying tampons in a supermarket

A new Disney+ animated children’s series Baymax!, features what is believed to be the company’s first transgender character, buying tampons in a supermarket.

Christopher Rufo, an academic at curator Manhattan Institute, tweeted what he claimed was a “leaked” version of the upcoming Baymax series, which has since been uploaded to Disney Entertainment Studio’s YouTube page.

The show features a robotic nurse browsing the menstrual products aisle in a supermarket. The Big Hero 6 spin-off is set in the fictional town of San Fransokyo and features Baymax working as a “personal health companion”.

In the scene, the protagonist, the Marvel Comics superhero nursing robot Baymax, is said to help a girl named Sofia, 12, who experiences her first period just before a school talent show and appears to be taking menstrual products for her. .

Earlier in the Baymax! episode, Sofia and the robot nurse discuss her rules in the gender-neutral bathroom, the New York Post said.

“I wasn’t prepared for this!” Sofia reportedly told Baymax. “And the vending machine is empty!” And I don’t even have anything! A tampon. A pad pon. A maxi-pad-pon with wings.’

In a new Disney+ show, shows a transgender character (pictured in the transgender flag shirt, right) among a large group of other people offering robot nurse Baymax advice on vintage products to bring back to Sofia , 12, who just had her first period

The controversial scene shows Baymax standing next to a woman in the tampon aisle looking at the massive amount of products on the shelf, before asking her, “Excuse me, which of these products would you recommend?”

The woman looks completely shocked as she stares at the robot in horror before learning its facial expressions.

She replies, “Oh, uh…well…those are the tampons I usually use.” She then hands the box of Gentle tampons to the robot.

This prompts the entire aisle to step in to offer Sofia suggestions, from wingless pads to winged pads, from products for early period experiences, to eco-friendly products.

However, many parents and social media users were more surprised by a transgender character offering a period suggestion than by being open to discussing the coming-of-age experience.

The transgender character (right) can be seen offering Baymax a pink box of pads with wings, saying he preferred those.  This is believed to be Disney's first transgender character

The transgender character (right) can be seen offering Baymax a pink box of pads with wings, saying he preferred those. This is believed to be Disney’s first transgender character

When Baymax first asked the woman next to him (pictured) for suggestions, she seemed uncomfortable offering advice on what brand of tampons she was using

When Baymax first asked the woman next to him (pictured) for suggestions, she seemed uncomfortable offering advice on what brand of tampons she was using

One woman suggested Baymax get Sofia pads because it’s “always more comfortable for me”, when a character – or a transgender flag shirt – says: “I always have the ones with wings”.

Although the moment doesn’t linger on the show – instead the robot is bombarded with more suggestions from a father and another woman in the aisle – Twitter users found the moment appalling.

Texas State Rep. Bryan Slaton, 44, kicked off the criticism, writing on Twitter, “This is so sick and weird. We need to protect children from sick adults who want to sexualize them and let them be children.

Opinion writer for the Star Telegram, Nicole Russell has pointed out how uneasy society is around period culture as women are often expected to discuss it behind closed doors for fear of upsetting others comfortable.

She wrote: “I have four children, aged eight [to] 15, who would watch this and it would make them all uncomfortable. What is the point?’

Another said the period talk was about ‘stealing children’s childhoods’.

She wrote: “You are an adult. It’s a children’s cartoon. Children don’t need or want to talk about periods.

Rufo even accused the company of promoting “the idea that men can menstruate to children as young as two.”

However, not all parents disagreed with the scene and pointed out that many young girls in the United States menstruate as early as 10 years old.

Many were wowed by the scene, saying it would make people

Many were smitten with the scene, saying it would make people “uncomfortable” and that it was “sick and weird”. However, some parents liked the idea of ​​young girls, who may be menstruating as young as 10, learning about their periods and destigmatizing buying vintage products.

‘Children have rules. Statistically, at younger ages than before. Talking about periods and how to take care of yourself when you have your period in an early, non-scary way is good,’ wrote Twitter user L. McMill.

A dad named Karl has praised Disney for normalizing men buying vintage products for their daughters, wives and girlfriends, even though he admitted Disney had “done some sketchy bullshit”.

“It’s more like ‘normalizing’ men buying women’s products for their daughters or other women in their lives. Who [by the way], should be totally fine lol. Definitely did that,’ he wrote.

Disney recently announced that in future it aims to have 50% of its characters represent minorities, such as the LGBT+ community.

The company has been caught in the political crossfire since coming out publicly against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, which bans discussing sexual orientation and gender. gender identity up to third grade.

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It seems that since the company entered the political front after rejecting Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, it has focused on minority representation and promotion. of an “awakened” program.

Gay Kiss

Disney recently retconned the same-sex kissing scene between two female characters in Pixar’s Toy Story spin-off Lightyear after outrage among workers.

Workers claimed the movie giant actively censored “openly gay affection”.

The film features a character named Hawthorne, voiced by actress Uzo Aduba, who is in a relationship with another woman.

The relationship was apparently maintained in the film, but a kiss between the two characters was reportedly cut and reestablished amid the recent uproar.

The Tim Allen Controversy

In the new Lightyear movie, Tim Allen – who played Buzz – was not asked to reprise his role.

He was unceremoniously dumped by Disney and replaced by Marvel superhero Chris Evans in the role he brought to life.

And many increasingly fear that his endorsement of Donald Trump and participation in the President’s inauguration is the root cause.

Others fear it is down to a series of risque jokes on his social media pages that have left him at the mercy of the left-leaning mob.

Allen seemed to understand the position he was in, admitting he had a huge target on his back in Hollywood because of his right-wing politics.

Asked about Jimmy Kimmel’s involvement in Trump’s inauguration in 2017, he said: ‘You get beat up if you don’t believe what everyone else believes.

“It’s like Germany in the 1930s. I don’t know what happened. If you’re not part of the group, “You know what we think is right,” I say, “Well, I might have a problem with that.” I’m a comedian, I like to go both ways.

He added: “I literally don’t preach anything. What I did was I just didn’t buy into, as I call it, the “us culture”. I don’t tell anyone else how to live. I do not like it.

Allen also told Fox that those who criticize Trump in Hollywood are hypocrites, adding, “What I find strange in Hollywood is that they didn’t like Trump because he was a bully.”

“But if you had any idea you were for Trump, you were bullied for doing this. And this is where it gets a little hypocritical for me.

Meanwhile, the star continued to test the waters on her social media page with a series of jokes that some have deemed unacceptable.

New greeting

Disney World has received mixed reactions after changing its “boys and girls” greeting to “dreamers of all ages” at its theme parks in a bid to be “gender inclusive”.

The new greeting was revealed during a preview of the Orlando theme park’s “Happily Ever After” fireworks display on Wednesday, but the change is believed to have been widely made across the Disney empire.

The new greeting will be used in more than fireworks and has been implemented at several Disney theme parks, a Tokyo Disneyland spokesperson told Deadline.

The change received mixed reactions from fans, with many demanding the original greeting be reinstated.