“Frozen 2” has now sparked a Twitter war among LGBT supporters and conservatives, between those who want to see her with a boyfriend and those who want to see her be a girlfriend. But some would rather see Elsa without a partner.
For weeks now, there is a campaign for Disney to make Elsa the first ever LGBT Disney princess and give her a girlfriend on “Froze 2”. It was not long before Conservatives heard about the campaign and exerted effort to rally against it.
Right now, Twitter users hoping that the hashtag “GiveElsaAGirlfriend” will get Disney to provide better LGBT representation on its animated movies is facing a hard battle against Twitter users, mainly members of Citizen Go, who would rather see Elsa with a Prince. They are behind the new hashtag #CharmingPrinceForElsa.
Both sides believe that what Disney decides for Elsa can have a huge impact on society. For those who want to give Elsa a girlfriend, they believe that a lesbian Elsa can teach kids that love comes in many forms, as reported by the Independent UK. They shun the criticism that they are espousing a gay agenda and making kids “gay.” They also said it is high time that kids see Disney films that are more in line with the times. Gay people after all, are here, and here to stay.
For those who want to see Elsa with a Prince Charming on “Frozen 2”, majority believe that that making Elsa a lesbian will be harmful to kids. They made a petition for Disney to give Elsa a boyfriend, and has already garnered over 65,000 signatures, as reported by News Everyday.
While the two groups fight for what they believe, there is a third group making their feelings known. For them, Elsa being single is perfect. She does not need a boyfriend nor a girlfriend. A single Elsa will also be in line with the times and relatable to many girls. There is now a petition to “Keep Elsa Single.” The hashtags #dontgiveelsaagrilfriend and #keepelsasingle are now trending.
According to this newest petition, “Frozen” already “taught kids and adults alike that life doesn’t just revolve around romance, and that people don’t need romantic love to succeed.” In short, Elsa does not need a girlfriend nor a boyfriend, she just needs to be her.