Brooke Poston had a $6000 trip to Disney planned for her husband and two young kids, but with the new revelation about a character in the upcoming Beauty And The Beast movie, Poston has cancelled the trip.
Disney confirmed that the film will contain an "exclusively gay moment" on screen, with Lefou being an openly gay man in the film.
Most people have praised Disney for their inclusion and diversity in the film, but Poston doesn't see it that way.
In her blog, This Modest Mom, Brooke posted about the decision.
“I’m not paying for simple entertainment that doesn’t accurately align with my personal beliefs,” she wrote. “Disney isn’t just aiming their efforts towards parent’s of Disney-aged children anymore. They are pointing a desperate finger at the innocence of our youth. Disney is targeting our youth like they’re aiming at big game on a corporate hunting trip. They are banking on corrupting the purity of a child’s mind for the 1%. They are no longer making watching a choice, but by forcing it to become mainstream, Disney is telling the conservative family, the Christian public, that they’re views hold no worth. In jest, they’re subtly encouraging you to conform your ways. "
If we’re being honest, there’s a lot of things we’ve stopped doing. We don’t even bother with rated R movies, because I hate the language, and the near pornographic scenes. I’ve walked out, or turned off, many PG-13 movies for the same reason. I refuse to use the regular bathrooms at Target and if the family room has a line, then we leave. Some of the most popular shows (Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder, Quantico, This Is Us, Greys Anatomy, The Good Wife, etc.), most of which air on ABC, a Disney owned network, I quit watching them all when they revealed exclusively LGBT characters. We cut our cable years ago because we refused to pay for things we weren’t able to watch. Even the commercials make me cringe."
Poston goes on to post about how sad her girls are that they won't be going to the most magical place on Earth.
Her words gained a lot of criticism, or as Brooke called it "hate mail." Most people were just floored with how she ended her post (somewhat ironically), saying "Let’s let our children be children. Don’t include them in your efforts to create a politically correct stance."
Other people are applauding Brooke's decision to support her beliefs.
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