First annual ‘Children’s & Family Emmy Awards’ debuts chockfull of ‘gender-bending’, woke content

Last weekend, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences held the first-ever Emmys for kids, called the Children’s and Family Emmy Awards, and according to reports, the first Emmys were loaded to the brim with LGBT-related content.

“The two-night award show, created by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, bestowed awards on numerous productions containing discussions on gender ideology, and winners occasionally made references to similar progressive topics,” Fox News reported Friday.

“Of all the programs awarded and subsequent acceptance speeches this past weekend, 1 in 4 of them included some information regarding gender identity or sexual orientation,” Fox News added.

For example, the first night began with a group of young dancers wearing rainbow-colored outfits performing on stage. Next, the show’s first-night host, “pansexual” TikTok star JoJo Siwa, introduced herself to the audience.

“I’m a pop star, a reality tv star, a dancer, a singer, a choreographer, a social media influencer—some would even call me a gay icon,” she reportedly said.

Moving along to the awards portion of the Emmys, “Muppet Babies” received an award for Outstanding Writing for a Preschool Animated Program.

Nothing wrong with that. Except that the award ceremony “specifically highlighted the controversial ‘Gonzo-rella’ episode, in which the character Gonzo tries on dresses and uses they/them programs to identify as non-binary,” according to Fox News.

Next up was Sesame Street’s “Friends with a Penguin” episode, which won the award for best original show.

“In the episode, LGBTQ celebrity Billy Porter wears a gown and sings about his unorthodox friendship. Porter has on several occasions worn dresses to make a political statement about Black masculinity,” according to Fox News.

The award was accepted by the song’s writer, Kathryn Raio Rende, who reportedly gave a shout-out to “all the LGBTQUIA kids” across the world.

Sesame Street reportedly won again later in the evening for an episode, “Family Day,” in which a character introduces her brother and his husband.

Next up was Kristi Reed, who won the award for Outstanding Voice Direction for an Animated Series for her work on Netflix’s “CentaurWorld.”

“During her speech, she discussed her childhood growing up as a ‘queer kid in a small town,’ and asserted that programs like the ones shown at the award show had the power to ‘erase generations of hate’ that tells the bullies of the world to ‘suck it,'” Fox News noted.

The big winner of the night was Netflix’s “Heartstopper,” which received four awards because of its abundance of LGBT content.

“The show is a romantic coming-of-age drama centered on a relationship between two teen boys in England. Many of the characters in the show have diverse sexual identities. One scene shows a young boy forcefully push another up against a wall and kiss him,” according to Fox News.

Accepting the award on stage, the show’s executive producer, Patrick Walters, said, “Most of all, with Heartstopper we wanted the next generation of LGBTQUIA kids to see themselves in a story about queer joy, about love and about acceptance.”

There was just a little bit more “wokeness” after this.

“During an acceptance speech for Netflix’s ‘We The People,’ created by Barack and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground production company, Executive Producer Chris Nee came on stage in a pink Women’s March beanie,” according to Fox News.

Elizabeth Ito, an executive producer who worked on Netflix’s “City of Ghosts,” urged the Emmys to return the land” to the “indigenous people of the area,” Fox News reported.

Critics like “Heroes for Liberty” children’s book series editor Bethany Mandel were not pleased by all the “gender-bending” content in the Emmys show. She argued that young children who are just beginning to speak often use gender to categorize people.

“When you take away this very primal basic way to categorize and understand the world around them, you’re taking away a developmental tool that can’t be replaced. And that’s what they’re doing,” she said.

She also pointed to a study showing that between 2017 and 2019, there was a 222 percent increase in LGBTQ characters on children’s shows.

Continuing her remarks, Mandel warned that such divisive content will continue to win awards because it’s part of Hollywood’s “woke” feedback loop.

“They want to promote this idea of introducing all of this content to children because they’re trying to break ‘generational hate.’ And what it comes down to is they think that parents are not doing a good enough job, and they’re not enlightened enough—they’re not woke enough. And it’s their job and their mission to fix that and to fix children,” she said.


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