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Todd from ‘Bojack Horseman’ comes out as asexual

A popular character from Netflix’s reliably nihilistic animated series Bojack Horseman has come out as asexual, and hundreds of fans are praising the creative decision.

Voiced by Aaron Paul (formerly of Breaking Bad), Todd Chavez is Horseman’s quasi-slacker roomie and co-conspirator. In episode 3 of just-released season four, Chavez opens up to Horseman about his sexuality.

 “I think I’m asexual,” Todd hesitantly reveals.

“A sexual what?” Horseman asks. “Dynamo? Deviant? Harassment lawsuit waiting to happen?”

“No, asexual – not sexual.”

“Ohhhhhh.”

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“I’m sure you think that’s weird,” Todd says.

“Are you kidding?” Bojack responds. “That’s amazing. Sometimes I wish I was asexual. Maybe then I wouldn’t have a strain of herpes.”

“It actually feels nice to finally say it out loud,” Todd later admits. “I am an asexual person. I am asexual.”

“That’s great,” Bojack says.

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Further on in the scene, the titular talking horse actor says jokes, “You know, for an asexual, more than not-friends is probably as good as it gets, right?”

“Yeah, I’m not really at a place yet where I want to joke about it,” Todd says.

“Got it, got it, totally,” Horseman says.

“But it feels good to talk about it,” Todd admits.

Fans of the show are reacting emotionally to the scene, particularly viewers who themselves identify as asexual.

Many are saying it’s the first time they’ve ever seen themselves represented anywhere in popular culture:

h/t: Pink News