Disney's Good Luck Charlie boycotted over gay moms storyline
Good Luck Charlie is being boycotted by parent organization One Million Moms, due to an episode featuring gay parents.
On January 28, the sitcom series - geared for children and pre-teens - featured the first same-sex couple ever on the Disney Channel.
Recurring character Taylor's two mothers, Susan and Cheryl, were introduced in a scene where they dropped her off for a playdate with Charlie.
According to Examiner, One Million Moms were so opposed to the episode that they issued a statement voicing their distaste.
It read: "Disney has decided to be politically correct instead of providing family-friendly programming.
"Disney should stick to entertaining, not pushing an agenda. Conservative families need to urge Disney to avoid controversial topics that children are far too young to comprehend.
"This is the last place a parent would expect their children to be confronted with topics that are too difficult for them to understand.
"Mature issues of this nature are being introduced too early and too soon, and it is extremely unnecessary."
Disney reportedly consulted with child development experts and advisors before crafting the episode.
A rep said the show was "developed to be relevant to kids and families around the world and to reflect themes of diversity and inclusiveness".
Good Luck Charlie is now in its fourth season after being renewed by Disney for a third time.
The show stars Bridgit Mendler and Leigh-Allyn Baker, who recently welcomed a baby.