There is controversy brewing over the newly introduced autistic character on Sesame Street, but not for the reasons you might expect.
In a Channel News Asia report about the show, a netizen by the name of Meng Lee accused the show’s producers of introducing the character as a precursor to LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transexual) characters on the show.
The new autistic character, Julia, is autistic, but not LGBT.
Meng Lee claims that following the introduction of Julia, LGBT characters would be introduced to “induce fear and mind alteration and force, coax, coerce, threaten, bully and insult” children into accepting LGBTs as a norm in society.
What do you think?