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A trailer for an upcoming Disney film has sparked speculation and rumors about a first in the company’s animation history.
Sharp-eyed fans who viewed the trailer for Disney Pixar’s “Finding Dory,” the sequel to the 2003 “Finding Nemo,” caught a glimpse of a couple whom many believed to be lesbians.
— James misses Lexa (@JamesPerez91) May 27, 2016
— Morning Express (@MorningExp) June 1, 2016
Though Disney has not commented on the scene or the animated characters seen briefly in the trailer, social media users set off a flurry of rumors and excited responses.
If the rumors are true and the first lesbian couple in a disney movie ever is in #FindingDory YAY for a big important step to acceptance!!!!
— Skyleigh Ann (@Skyleigh_Ann) May 27, 2016
IM SO HAPLY THEY’RE PUTTING A LESBIAN COUPLE IN FINDING DORY!!!❤❤❤THIS IS SO AWESOME!!! I approve of this, Disney, I approve
— ⊬ Josh Phun l-/ (@timmy6919) May 27, 2016
— Vytokine (@Vytokine) June 1, 2016
— Amplify (@thisisamplify) May 30, 2016
Some fans suggested that Ellen DeGeneres, the voice of the character Dory, was behind the possible first by Disney. The actress and comedian, who has been married to Portia de Rossi since 2008, came out in 1997.
why would there not be a lesbian couple in finding dory?? y’all forget it’s Ellen doing the voice of dory?? tf
— buffy (@destiniemeeves) May 31, 2016
What do you think Ellen’s deal was for coming back for #FindingDory?
— Calvin (@aurosan) May 24, 2016
Social media fans of Disney had been rallying recently on the Twitter campaign, #GiveElsaAGirlfriend, to reveal that Elsa, from the 2013 film “Frozen,” is a lesbian.
Though many quickly spread the idea of a lesbian couple in “Finding Dory,” which opens in theaters on June 17, there were others on social media who did not share their enthusiasm.
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@Skyleigh_Ann their not lesbian. their friends.
— ShaDow_Disc0rd (@rockybear120) May 31, 2016
@Skyleigh_Ann LAME Not interested & I don’t think a lot of people will be
— King of California (@KingofCaliforni) May 31, 2016
@MorningExp Whatever, stop reading things into innocent animated movies, just enjoy it.
— Charles G Peterson (@ChasGus54) June 1, 2016
Rumor is Pixar put lesbians in Finding Nemo sequel. If they don’t provide an LGBT bathroom, they’re gonna pee in the ocean. #FindingDory
— Ron White (@Ron_White) June 1, 2016
@Skyleigh_Ann yes the left can’t wait to indoctrinate young children with their pro homosexuality agenda…it’s dusgusting
— steven hunt (@aces3123) May 31, 2016
@Skyleigh_Ann It’s a cartoon. Calm down.
— Zentrified (@Zentriphied) May 29, 2016
Just told my parents that there’s a lesbian couple in Finding Dory and they said they’re not going to watch it?
— Sarah Munoz (@SarahhMunozz) June 1, 2016
— child of God (@Jefcat) May 30, 2016
Okay I’m sorry, but if what i’ve been hearing about Finding Dory is true, I’m gonna have to boycott it. Fish just aren’t gay. Neither am I.
— Dyl (@N_E_V_E_R_L_I_E) May 30, 2016
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