A 10-part series about a teen's journey of self-discovery while adjusting to a new city and struggling with his sexual orientation has been dropped by Disney Plus because it was deemed not "family friendly," according to a report from Variety.
The "Love, Simon" series will instead debut on Hulu in June, which also happens to be Pride Month. Actor Michael Cimino plays the leading character named Victor, who is described as a "new student at Creekwood High School on his own journey of self-discovery, facing challenges at home, adjusting to a new city, and struggling with his sexual orientation."
Some saw Disney's cancellation of the show as hypocritical:
Disney didn’t pull any of the horrifically racist parts of their old animated movies but seeing a gay kid is just n… https://t.co/VySCQnFmTK— The Volatile Mermaid (@The Volatile Mermaid)1582633505.0
In the MCU alone, characters: A) commit genocide B) commit genocide and C) commit genocide But sure *gasp* GAY K… https://t.co/vh9J1OJLjk— Scott ThXmas (@Scott ThXmas)1582649691.0
["MCU" stands for "Marvel Comic Universe," which is owned by Disney]
If you can watch #LoveSimon and think it is anything other than absurdly pro-family...you’re an idiot. @disneyplus.… https://t.co/HnL3gps1BR— George (@George)1582634962.0