Cartoon Network UK is taking much-needed role models away from vulnerable kids.
'Steven Universe' is a beloved series acclaimed for its groundbreaking portrayal of queer characters. I've heard many young people say it changed their lives.
In the UK and Europe, CN UK have censored a romantic dance between two female characters, Pearl and Rose Quartz. Queer youngsters treasure and cling to this moment.
The same episode ('We Need to Talk') has plenty of hetero dancing and kissing, so it looks like they're censoring this because it's two women.
Happily, there's a hopeful precedent. When CN France turned Steven Universe's lesbian love song 'Stronger Than You' into a song about friendship, we raised an outcry and they listened.
Please ask CN UK to stop censoring queer content in 'Steven Universe', and to restore Pearl and Rose's dance in future broadcasts in the UK and Europe.
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