Disney Faceplants With First Animated LGBTQ Character: A Horned Cyclops Lesbian Cop

Everyone else looks kind of ... normal.
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Disney is proudly unveiling its first LGBTQ animated character 鈥 but the initial reveal of its jaw-dropping one-eyed, horned lesbian cop fell way flat.

It was as if the mega-company was trying so hard to not do what not to do, that鈥檚 exactly what it did.

And Twitter followers let Disney have it.

The new animated film 鈥淥nward,鈥 premiering March 6 and featuring the voices of Chris Pratt and Tom Holland as elf brothers, introduces the first 鈥渟elf-identified鈥 lesbian character into the Disney-Pixar universe. Officer Specter is a Cyclops cop voiced by openly gay screenwriter and actress Lena Waithe.

鈥淚t opens up the world a little bit, and that鈥檚 what we wanted,鈥 director Dan Scanlon boasted to Yahoo Entertainment. 鈥淚t鈥檚 a modern fantasy world and we want to represent the modern world.鈥

A few problems: With just a single LGBTQ character, the modern world of 鈥淥nward鈥 isn鈥檛 so modern. Officer Specter makes only a brief appearance in a single scene and refers once to her girlfriend. Viewers don鈥檛 ever meet or see the girlfriend, according to Slate.

And though the film takes place in a 鈥渕agical kingdom鈥 with 鈥渇antastical creatures,鈥 the other characters in the trailer all look pretty ... normal.

Granted, Disney faces a tough crowd. Many Twitter accounts mentioning Officer Specter were peppered with comments by people swearing off the film because of her.

But many blasted Disney for wimping out again. Why oh why, wondered one critic, couldn鈥檛 Elsa in 鈥淔rozen鈥 finally come out?

Disney鈥檚 鈥淓ternals,鈥 coming out in November, will also reportedly show the first kiss by a same-sex couple in the Marvel Cinematic Universe 鈥 and will feature Haaz Sleiman and Bryan Tyree Henry.

鈥淲e represent a gay family, and have a child,鈥 Sleiman told NewNowNext. He called the kiss 鈥渧ery moving,鈥 adding: 鈥淓veryone cried on set.鈥

It鈥檚 still unclear whether that scene 鈥 or Officer Specter 鈥 will survive Disney鈥檚 international releases. Disney scrubbed a same-sex kiss from 鈥淭he Rise of Skywalker鈥 from versions released in the United Arab Emirates and Singapore.

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