They tried to warn you. The message was echoed throughout society like a hammer hitting a gong, or a body-slam reverberating around an arena, or a face slapped with a schlong on a Brazzer’s set. There were warning messages being spewed out by a lot of criers whose words went unheeded… until now. Except, it’s not the Right throwing out warnings about the long-debated “gay agenda”, it’s the Left acknowledging that it exists.
With Netflix’s She-Ra and the Princesses of Power now out and about on the streaming service, the show has managed to pick up a fandom that has crawled out of the deepest trenches and darkest depths of tumblr, like an army of Gollums being summoned out of decrepit caves at the beck and call of the Ring of Power, or Oedipus heading home after getting a whiff of his mother’s panties hanging on the clothes line during a breezy spring day.
Outlet Autostraddle basically did an article centered around a topic that anti-SJWs have been complaining about for quite some time regarding She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: That it’s a showed aimed at heavily pushing LGBTQIA+ themes onto its young viewers.
Author Heather Hogan published an article on November 14th, 2018 titled “Netflix’s “She-Ra and the Princesses of Power” Is the Gay Agenda”.
For every fence-sitting neutral Centrist™ out there, it’s no longer possible to use the excuse that anytime someone brings up the “SJW agenda”, the “Liberal agenda” or the “Gay agenda” that it’s just some fear-mongering poppycock cooked up by some mad-jib philosophical sophist in a Baptist church basement with blackboards and a green screen, running Right-leaning propaganda for an 11k subscription channel on YouTube catering to truthers, deniers, birthers, Earthers, creationists, and anti-anything-that-Liberals support.
Here we have Hogan openly acknowledging that a show that users have accused of being SJW propaganda from the Rainbow Reich is, in fact, propaganda.
Hogan adorns the streaming show with the kind of written affection one would expect from a glitter sequence designer for a rare Liberace jumpsuit, explaining…
“There’s gender equity, legitimate racial diversity, body diversity, a variety of gender presentations, and so much casual queerness I could hardly believe it. It’s timely (women joining forces to combat an evil, indoctrinated civilian army spreading terror across the land) and fun (horse turned “Horsey” turned talking unicorn), and VERY GAY”
There are the typical Centrists™ rallying to push back against anti-SJWs who have been out-and-out calling She-Ra propaganda, and throwing out the “both sides” nonsense that we see so often from them whenever a polarizing piece of entertainment media is vacuumed up into the so-called Progressive propaganda machine like your last unwrapped condom slipping out of your back pocket and in between those stiff vinyl bucket seats of a 1967 Charger on prom night.
Hogan rolls out in no uncertain terms that there are gay vibes emanating throughout She-Ra And The Princesses of Power like the homoerotic tension bouncing off the pecs between The Rock and Vin Diesel in Fast Five, just before the massive egos broke the Hollywood superstars out of love with each other, writing…
“She-Ra is really Adora, a teenager who’s grown up in the Evil Hordak’s army, being fed anti-princess propaganda every day of her life, training to captain a battalion that will conquer Etheria once and for all. Her surly best friend Catra has been by her side (well, right behind her, really) the whole time. […]
“[…] The first season follows them as they do a gay push-pull gaily with each other, about loyalty and abandonment and power and gay affection and gayness and good vs. evil and gay things. […]”
Hogan’s poetic waxing of She-Ra isn’t just pulled out of thin air, though.
Take a trip to the contentious battleground that is She-Ra’s Rotten Tomatoes page and you’ll note that there’s a war taking place for the soul of the show’s user rating like Ryan Seacrest fighting furiously to convince single women that he’s heterosexual.
One thing is for sure: many of the users unconsciously agree with Hogan, both on the SJW and anti-SJW side.
One look at the user reviews (well, those that aren’t bots or shills) reveals as much.
The user reviews are more polarizing than the color of Chuck Norris’ toupee and his beard, yet most people can at least agree that the show is most certainly catering toward SJWs: Anti-SJWs feel the show isn’t for them; SJWs feel the show is right up their alley.
If you’re still somehow doubting that the showrunner – who openly identifies as a lesbian – didn’t intend for She-Ra and the Princesses of Power to heavily push for Autostraddle’s self-admitted acknowledgment of the gay agenda, look no further than the fact that some of the character relationships in the show are LGBT focused, including Spinnerella and her black girlfriend, Netossa.
In a hilarious bit of contradiction, Social Justice Warriors have been using sexuality as an attack vector against anti-SJWs, saying that men who don’t like the new She-Ra is because the characters aren’t sexualized enough for them. This is despite the fact that the show openly shows characters in gay relationships.
The fans defending one form of sexualization while demonizing another would have created a logical conundrum the likes of which would have stumped Stephen Hawking.
horny little fuckers like you loooove to promote a unachievable “healthy” body, let me tell you something, different ppl have different bodies, which means what’s healthy for you ain’t always healthy for them, and what looks healthy for you also may not b what’s actually healthy
— bub loves joon (@joonieluna) November 15, 2018
Yes. She isnt a super model. Oh. Oh the pain. The pain that i cant have my dick in my hand, while i watch teenagers go on adventures. Oh the pain
— Senpapu pickle-fuck (@JackSplatertv) November 16, 2018
Are you basement shaming me?
— One Angry Gamer (@OneAngryGamerHD) November 12, 2018
This kind of cognitive dissonance becomes ever-so-present when headlines like the one from the Daily Dot attempt to shame men for not liking Spinnerella for being overweight, stating that her lack of sex appeal shows that men are trying to sexualize the characters, and yet, this very same character is defined by her sexual relationship with another woman in the show itself.
If the irony was anymore palpable you would be able to straighten out your shirts and ties, and put a crease in your slacks until the end of time.
Even CBR corroborates Autostraddle’s point and adds an extra layer of contradiction to pieces like the one from Ana Valens on the Daily Dot by pointing out how She-Ra doesn’t shy away from highlighting the sexualities of the characters in a kid’s cartoon, writing in a piece titled “Netflix’s She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Delivers on Its LGBTQ Promise”…
“Rest assured, while She-Ra doesn’t make it a big deal, it definitely lives up to its promise of progressive storytelling on the LGBTQ front, resulting in a series perfect for modern teenage audiences. […]
“[…] The LGBTQ community is best represented through two of She-Ra’s Rebel Princesses, Netossa (Krystal Joy Brown) and Spinnerella (voiced by Stevenson herself). While they only appear in the finale, “The Battle of Bright Moon,” it’s an unmistakably major moment. After Netossa, an expert at tossing nets, and Spinnerella, with her cyclone-generating powers, help defeat Hordak’s forces, we see them embracing in a romantic manner, holding hands tightly, heads on each other’s shoulders and basking in the Rebellion’s success. When we’re first introduced to the pair, the hints are subtle, but this scene makes it pretty obvious they’re a couple in love.”
So characters criticized for no longer being generally attractive is considered bad, but highlighting the characters’ sexual preferences is fine?
While the typical Centrist™ will continue to make excuses for the very heavy-handed push from SJWs to co-op media of all stripes and shapes, SJWs are now openly stating that yes, there is such a thing as a “gay agenda” and they’re proudly wearing that badge while promoting that agenda in shows for kids.