Disney is at it again as their new series Willow showcases a queer romance at the center stage of the story. The series was reportedly inspired by Ron Howard and George Lucas’s 1988 fantasy epic Willow.
Many salty and homophobic fans took to Twitter to express their anger over what Disney is making these days and how “that’s basically all they can think of now”.
People Annoyed At Disney For Queer Romance in Willow
The age-old debate of inclusivity and excessive inclusivity seems to strike the people once again as Disney gears up for its upcoming series Willow. The series is created by Jonathan Kasdan who also serves as the producer. The story takes a classic twist as the romance of the princess and a lady knight becomes the front and center stage of the plot.
When Polygon sat down with Jonathan Kasdan, the creator reportedly told that there was no pushback from Disney for depicting a queer story. He further added that things just happened naturally and he didn’t initially have a queer story in mind.
There was no pushback. What’s interesting is — I hope and I believe we’re at a moment where you’re going to see a paradigm shift in that. And hopefully, the way that it’s gonna happen is that these kinds of queer stories, particularly like this one, that were just organic to the narrative we were telling, find their way in, and it becomes less of a surprising and unusual thing to see.
Fans of Disney didn’t take too long to spew out homophobic statements and how Disney only wants to show off the good side of inclusivity while bringing the narrative to a total zero. On the other side, several fans also praised Disney for taking such a bold step and helping people come to terms with homosexual relations.
Its Disney. That's basically all they can think of now. https://t.co/lb8IaJRhdd
— The Critical Drinker (@TheCriticalDri2) November 30, 2022
Will this romance be edited for china?
— itsagundam (@GundamIsHere) November 30, 2022
It’s all about “The Message”
— Brandon Jones (@B_Jones2009) November 30, 2022
Why not think of something new instead of using established brands to… uh… never mind pic.twitter.com/i4XqFpnDBR
— Patrick D. Hyslop (@PDHyslop) November 30, 2022
If you did nothing but watch modern Disney movies, you would think a quarter of the population is gay when in reality, it is about 1%.
— No Leaf Outlaw (@rebelinthefdg2) November 30, 2022
For those you don’t get it.
We are not triggered, we are just annoyed.
Imagine every new show has overt Christian morality tales embedded in it, Pat Roberts style. Messages that often play no part in or detract from the show itself. Watching propaganda gets old.
— Owen McConnors (@McconnorsO) November 30, 2022
itd be more of a surprise if disney put something new out that didn’t contain at least one scene of gay romance. only bothers me coz of the repeated on the nose beatings they give us
— gjg1986 (@gjg19861) November 30, 2022
Although the story is something never before seen, the people are tired of Disney trying to be more woke. The series currently stands at a rating of 6.9/10 on IMDB and will premiere on 30th November 2022.
How Willow Deviates From The Common Story
Being inspired by Ron Howard and George Lucas‘ Willow, it’s no secret that the upcoming series works as a sequel to the original 1988 work. Instead of the princess falling in love with the heroic knight who saves them, the main story will depict the relationship between a lady knight and the princess.
The story is also set 20 years after the event of the original movie (1988) and Warwick Davis will once again portray the role of the sorcerer Willow Ufgood. The series is slated for a release date on the 30th of November 2022 and will be available to stream on Disney+.