This week read about Erin Kellyman coming out as queer, Disney parks catering to the LGBT community, and "The Simpsons" recasting controversial voice actors.
Erin Kellyman is Queer?!
Erin Kellyman is queer and shows no fear.
Kellyman stars in “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” being one of the few open queer actresses in the Marvel universe.
Kellyman’s girlfriend, Jordan O’Coy, is active on her Instagram, where the pictures of the two love birds are in a happy abundance.
Although it’s no secret that Kellyman is queer, some people may have not noticed it right off the bat.
In a viral Tweet, one user posted, “i can’t believe i only just found out erin kellyman has a girlfriend.” Well believe it, because Marvel has started to step its game up by introducing more LGBT characters in recent times.
Naturally once fans started figuring out, they took to Twitter to express the joy it brought them, to see one of their own staring in their favorite show.
Kellyman even went so far as to address her fans' recent realization of her sexuality via an Instagram story, Pride reported.
“IDK why it took you gays so long," Kellyman said.
Disney Plans for More Inclusivity
The “most magical place on Earth,” just became that much more magical.
Disney parks are now including a pair of rainbow mouse ears for all. While it may seem like a small gesture, this is just the tip of the iceberg for the parks.
According to Out, “This is just the beginning as we continue to work toward a world where we all belong — including a more diverse and inclusive Disney Parks, Experiences and Products,” Josh D’Amaro, chairman of the park's division, announced.
They’re not just catering to the LGBT community however, Out stated that Disney’s workers conducted a poll and found that “inclusivity was a key area of concern.”
Besides the colorful mouse ear hats, Disney will be having costumes in stock for people in wheelchairs, Out reported.
D’Amaro also said in a post on the Disneyparks website, “Our new approach provides greater flexibility with respect to forms of personal expression surrounding gender-inclusive hairstyles, jewelry, nail styles, and costume choices; and allowing appropriate visible tattoos.”
Disney is taking steps in their way of making everyone feel special, at the magical place where dreams come true.
“There’s more to do, but we’re committed to listening, learning and making meaningful improvements,” D’Amaro said.
‘Simpsons’ to Recast Controversial Voice Actors
Julio (right) with Smithers in "The Simpsons." Credit: FOX.
The beloved and long-running show “The Simpsons” has received lots of backlash for its inappropriate use of voice actors who don't match their character. However all that is about to change.
According to Pride, “The Simpsons” will “no longer have white actors voice non-white characters.”
This goes for characters of the LGBT community as well, such as Julio who is a gay Cuban character.
They have also done the same for the very controversial character Apu, who has been voiced by Hank Azaria.
American writer Matt Selman, who has been a consistent writer for “The Simpsons,” confirmed in a Twitter post that Tony Rodriguez, a gay Cuban American actor, will voice Julio.
“Welcoming the hilarious Tony Rodríguez @TheTonyRodrig, throwing shade as Julio tonight on @TheSimpsons,” Selman tweeted.