Disney's Beauty and the Beast remake shouldn't have a tokenistic gay romance – the main characters should be gay
It was announced today, in the publication Attitude magazine, that in the remake of Beauty and the Beast there will be a gay romance storyline for the first time in Disney’s history.
Predictably, the immediate and most vocal online reaction was one of scorn.
Whenever LGBT characters are represented in mainstream , the producers are accused of shoehorning them in where they are not “necessary”. The addition of LGBT characters seems to always be perceived as a forced political statement. The implication is that LGBT characters don’t exist in real life, and could never arise in a fairytale organically.