Earlier this summer a new cartoon premiered on The Hub and had critics questioning whether it was pushing a “gay” agenda onto children.
“SheZow” features a 12-year old boy named Guy Hamdon, who inherits a magic ring from his aunt that turns him into a female superhero named SheZow. The cartoon is aimed at children aged seven and above. When Guy is SheZow, he’s equipped with superhuman abilities, a skirt, thigh high boots and a pink shapeshifting car. All triggered by the phrase, “You go girl!”
Of course the cartoon has been met with its fair share of critics. Many feel that a cross-dressing superhero isn’t appropriate and could be confusing for kids.
“The target audience here is not adults, the target audience are young people, many of whom may be confused about their own sexuality,” said Bill Donohue, the Catholic League.
But other people don’t see the big deal with the cartoon.
“I don’t think this show is about transgender issues anymore than the Teletubbies were about gay issues, because one of the characters was purple and carried around a purse,” said Rich Ferraro, GLAAD spokesperson.