Cartoon Network Censors Gay Kiss

Cartoon Network censors their first gay kiss that would’ve appeared on ‘Clarence’. This could have been a big step for the station in breaking down boundaries that shouldn’t exist today, but the gay kiss they air is arranged differently.

Like people, cartoon characters can also be classified as gay. Times have changed, and being gay should no longer be taboo, or looked down upon, whether you’re a person or the creation of an artist. Cartoon Network on the other hand has put their foot down, not allowing this progress to take place on their station.

Cartoon Network has censored the gay kiss in Clarence. Instead of a kiss on the lips between two characters, which was written into the script, they replace it with a brief and awkward kiss on the cheek.

Clarence’s writer, Spencer Rothbell, has confirmed the the censorship on Twitter. He has been asked how hard it was to get two gay characters on the air and replies with, “Originally the guy had flowers and they kissed on the mouth.”

Tumblr user ‘kegaouji’ has made a post saying, “Clarence showing 2 seconds of some unnamed, irrelevant to the story line gay couple isn’t exactly representation….”

The writer replies to her with, “I was surprised too bc it’s such a minor throwaway moment but I guess it’s better than nothing. Maybe one day the main character can be gay and it won’t be a big deal.”

Rothbell’s tweets since then are now private, and perhaps the reason is that Cartoon Network is being flamed by the Internet.

Cartoon Network already has gay characters on their shows, and not even Adult Swim. The voice actress for Marceline on ‘Adventure Time’ has confirmed that her character and Princess Bubblegum once dated, and it is canon to the show.

Princess Bubblegum still has Marceline’s shirt too, and she seems to like it a lot.

Cartoon Network has censored the first gay kiss on the show Clarence, backing out of what could’ve been monumental for cartoon and television history.

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