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‘SheZow,’ Transgender Cartoon Coming To Kids Channel The Hub

SheZow Transgender Cartoon Debuts On The Hub

SheZow, a transgender cartoon (probably the first of its kind), has been slated for a June 1 debut on the kids’ channel The Hub after launching to some acclaim in Canada and Australia.

The series focuses on 12-year-old Guy, an “extreme dude,” who inherits the power ring of his deceased aunt, who was at one time the amazing superhero SheZow. “The ring gives him villain-battling super powers, but was meant to be worn by a girl and the result is absolutely she-larious,” according to the synopsis on the channel’s website.

To turn in to SheZow, Guy must put on the ring and say the magic words — “You go, girl!”

The Hub, a joint venture between Discovery and Hasbro — needs a hit with just two shows making a blip on the kids TV programming radar — Transformers and My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic — and this could be the right time for it with tides shifting on marriage equality.

Then again, the transgender issue has seemed to cause more division than gay marriage. In February, a transgender six-year-old was barred from her school’s restrooms, and just this month, a transgender student in New Mexico was told that if he wanted to attend the prom, he would do so in a gown or be forced out of “walking” at graduation.

(Yep, we foresee pushback on this idea.)

Margaret Loesch, chief executive for The Hub, told The Los Angeles Times, “When I first heard about the show, my reaction was ‘Are you out of your minds?’ Then I looked at it and I thought, ‘This is just funny.’”

Conservatives aren’t laughing. Ben Shapiro at Breitbart said Loesch “may or may not have been high (and leftist) when she greenlit this project.”

Shapiro wasn’t too enthusiastic about the show’s future from a ratings perspective either, calling the SheZow transgender cartoon The Hub’s “latest soon-to-be-dud.”

Commenters took over from there: “Why is the left determined to pollute the minds of our children?” said Bruiser in Houston. “Because that’s how they get more members, resources, votes, political power, money, and additional people to be perverted with,” answered Troy To You.

And this, from Liberty_Jane: “Liberals abort their children so they have to try to indoctrinate ours.” Here’s the show’s intro:

What are your thoughts on the SheZow transgender cartoon — age-appropriate material or programming overreach?

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12 Responses to “‘SheZow,’ Transgender Cartoon Coming To Kids Channel The Hub”

  1. Thes Ophistiquette

    CROSSDRESSING TRANSVESTITES ARE NOT AGE APPROPRIATE FOR CHILDREN 2-11.
    THE WIKI PAGE HAS JUST BEEN REFLECTED TO CHANGE THE AGE GROUP TO 6-11. YOU'RE NOT SLICK. WE DON'T WANT YOUR TRANSVESTITE PROGRAMMING, save that for the adults who want it!
    SIGN THE PETITION IF YOU DON'T WATCH YOUR BABIES WATCHING THIS TRANSVESTITE CROSSDRESSER SUGARCOATED NONSENSE.

  2. Terri Rexroad Edgar

    That's what we need…….NOT! Let's just emasculate the boys before they become men. They'll be easier to control that way!

  3. Beckah Bruner

    simple boycot them. this trash and its ilk is why we got rid of cable. The public is being shoved into not just tolerating but seeing this and other homosexual and deviant behavior as normal. We are bombarded by it movies and tv even country music everything that has been fought over and against is for reasons. My kids wont think its ok they will know this is not how we are supposed to live these people are so emotionally damaged they have to share. leave our kids alone.

  4. Maxine Payne

    Bugs bunny has been doing this for almost 50 years. Where was the outrage then?

    Even more recent shows like johnny test have done gender swap or cross dressing stories semi frequently. This isn't new. Only the outrage is. And that's disgusting.

  5. Maxine Payne

    You should probably stop letting them watch Looney tunes then too. Bugs bunny and daffy duck cross dress all the time. Comfortably. Sometimes enthusiastically.

  6. Maxine Payne

    I'm perfectly OK with that. To be honest the hyper masculine rape culture patriarchy has been in control a bit too long for my tastes. Bout time for a matriarchial revolution.

  7. Maxine Payne

    At least you are using humanizing words like people that's a big step up. Some people call is freaks and dehumanize us.

    Truth is this character really doesn't advance any hidden transgender agenda. Its adorable yes. And has a catchy theme song. But its nothing special.

    Also there have been transgender people since the times of the bible. They just have gone by different names in all that time. Also there are multiple species of animals that either outright change their sex or change their appearance to be female to help procreate.
    There's thousands of animals that exhibit homosexual activities only one exhibits hate over it. Which ones not natural now?

  8. Timothy Fletcher Baer

    A show like this cannot make anyone happy. If it is as it seems, that it's about a boy who becomes a girl and has some sort of transexual under/overtones then the Right will be unhappy. If it's a comedy that pokes fun of a boy who turns into a girl feminists and the homosexual community will declare that it's encouraging traditional (and supposedly outdated) gender stereotypes. However, maybe it's just a silly cartoon and putting any sort of political spin on it is unjustified.

  9. Joe Zimmerman

    Now the liberal socialist queers want to destroy our children starting at age 5 ,,,,, time to round up all the queers and lesbians and ship them to the South Pole to die out ,,,,,,,,,,

  10. Anonymous

    Beckah, you just took the words right out of my mouth. I don't have cable anymore too. I thought this junk wouldn't just screw up my kids, but me too. The show is saying "If your gay you can have superpowers" which is absolutely crazy.

  11. Anonymous

    It's because the Hub usually has cool show's, not this crap