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One Million Moms To Transgender Superhero, SheZow: “You DON’T Go, Girl!”

shezowThe good Christian belles of One Million Moms are having another collective titty attack, this time over the fabulous gender-bending superhero cartoon, SheZow. If you’re not familiar, the premise is simple: 12-year-old Guy, a dude, turns into the legendary superhero SheZow, a dudette, by saying “You go, girl!”

We were immediately on board when we first heard the Aussie hit was heading stateside, and we also predicted that One Million Moms would have a few choice words to share. Before it even aired, 1MM called for the Hub Network and its parent companies, Discovery and Hasbro, to drop the program, claiming the gays were once again trying to “indoctrinate” the children of America “into accepting their lifestyles”:

The media is determined to pollute the minds of our children and there is no better way to desensitize them than through a cartoon program. Everyone knows children are drawn to animated shows; both boys and girls love superheroes. This character especially will appeal to both boys and girls since the superhero represents both genders by cross dressing and being transgendered. This dude becomes the FEMALE superhero SheZow dressed in pink and purple.

But both Hub Network and SheZow‘s creator Obie Scott Wade contend that the show is innocent fun and not a comment on gender identity. “I set out to create a comedy in SheZow, not a political statement,” Wade told The Advocate. “While the character of Guy does learn many things about himself by becoming SheZow, the main focus is on responsibility and less on gender.”

Hub spokeswoman Joanna Massey said the network has received both positive and negative reactions from viewers but at the end of the animated day they “decided to broadcast SheZow because we see it as a lighthearted animated comedy that capitalizes on a concept that goes back to some of the earliest cartoons like Bugs Bunny, who could make kids laugh out loud by wearing a dress and a wig.”

A quick perusal of the first episode (below) finds that the most offensive thing about the show is the sheer number of “she” puns: she-mazing, she-hicle, she-riffic, she-mergency — how many RuPaul’s Drag Race writers do they have on staff? Even if there are a few laughs at Guy’s expense over his sudden transformation into a lady crime-fighter, the fact that he has to change genders to becomes a superhero is a powerful statement all by itself. Whether that was the intention or not.

By:           Les Fabian Brathwaite
On:           Jul 8, 2013
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  • 8 Comments
    • Ian
      Ian

      the character isn’t transgender

      Jul 8, 2013 at 1:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ian
      Ian

      the character isn’t transgendered

      Jul 8, 2013 at 1:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Scribe38
      Scribe38

      Watched the whole posting and laughed my butt off. Fox news is going to have a fit over this! Gurl Please, lol too funny.

      Jul 8, 2013 at 2:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DBBromberg
      DBBromberg

      I would agree with the others here who say the character is not transgender, in fact he is not even gay. The show’s style reminds me of Johnny Test maybe done by the same people?
      I think this would have been gooder if it was done for a older audience this seems like 4-10 where it should have been more a teenage show.

      I will not be watching

      Jul 8, 2013 at 5:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DBBromberg
      DBBromberg

      OH her outfit totally sucks too.

      Jul 8, 2013 at 5:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PARKAVMAN
      PARKAVMAN

      How many Moms are actually in this thing now? When they were bugging Ellen it was about 50,000.

      Jul 8, 2013 at 7:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Omicron
      Omicron

      Has anyone else recommended the 1,000,000 Moms to move to Russia? Oh, my the Country you fought against for ever, wants you, I AM CANADIAN, thank you Gea!

      Jul 9, 2013 at 12:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • damon459
      damon459

      The so called one million mom’s group is run by the american family association, a group labeled a hate group by the southern poverty law center. So tell me why I should be surprised, let alone care what these hateful people think? Heck these people are also mad at Kraft foods, because of their new “zesty guy” advertising their dressing. They are also Anti-union, so really I couldn’t care less what they say.

      Jul 10, 2013 at 4:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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