Here’s a small experiment: go ask any gay guy in their 30s if they watched girls’ cartoon shows like She-Ra, My Little Pony or Jem and the Holograms. If they deny it, they’re just ashamed.
Girls’ cartoons were the guilty pleasure of every boy raised during the 1980s. In fact, Andre the black nerd has broken the man-code to celebrate a “cartoon coming out day” of sorts by sharing the five girls’ cartoons he secretly enjoyed most as a young boy.
But how about you? Did you secretly like Strawberry Shortcake or Rainbow Bright as a kid? Don’t worry, there’s no shame. Everyone accepts that your younger viewing preferences made you gay. The only person left to admit it to is yourself.