...By Jack Sylva for TDPel Media.
A new Transformers show, titled “Transformers: EarthSpark,” has come under fire for introducing nonbinary characters and pushing gender ideology onto children.
The animated series, which premiered on Paramount+ and Nickelodeon in November, features a nonbinary Transformer named Nightshade who uses they/them pronouns, and a human character named Sam who uses she/they pronouns.
Clips from the show depict Sam expressing a sense of safety among nonbinary individuals, while Nightshade questions the meaning of nonbinary and promotes the concept of a nonbinary identity.
The show emphasizes the use of preferred pronouns during character introductions and challenges the traditional gendering of Transformers.
Critics argue that these themes deceive children about the reality of gender and accuse the show of having a damaging agenda.
Mary Rice Hasson, director of the Person and Identity Project at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, warns parents to shield their children from such material, asserting that there are no longer safe, secular cartoons for kids.
Oli London, a former nonbinary and gender-fluid trans woman who has since detransitioned, also criticizes the inclusion of nonbinary characters, calling it indoctrination of gender ideology.
London emphasizes the impressionability of children and the potential for them to absorb these ideas as normal or cool.
Parents are urged to closely monitor their children’s media consumption and be aware of what is being taught in classrooms.
The inclusion of transgender or nonbinary characters in television shows targeting young children has become a growing trend, with examples such as Blues Clues featuring a drag queen singing about a gay pride parade and the Muppets depicting cross-dressing.
This controversy raises concerns about the impact of media on shaping children’s perceptions of gender and calls for increased vigilance by parents in monitoring the content their children are exposed to.