‘Good Luck Charlie’ Introduces Same-Sex Couple — Fans React On Twitter

Mon, January 27, 2014 10:17pm EDT by 110 Comments
Good Luck Charlie Lesbian Couple
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‘Good Luck Charlie’ made television history when it introduced the Disney Channel’s first-ever same-sex couple during a Jan. 26 episode. Now countless fans are taking to Twitter to celebrate the show’s exciting breakthrough moment!

On the penultimate episode of the Disney Channel comedy Good Luck Charlie, viewers were introduced to Susan and Cheryl, the first confirmed same-sex couple ever to appear on the kid-friendly network. While the introduction of a lesbian couple has been met with some opposition from conservative watch groups, most fans are thrilled with the network’s bold move. See what they had to say right here!

‘Good Luck Charlie’ Lesbian Couple — Fans React To Disney’s 1st Same-Sex Couple

One day after the episode aired, impressed fans are still tweeting about it! Here’s what some of them said:

We love that both Good Luck Charlie and the Disney Channel are getting so much props for their decision. Hopefully this will pave the way for even more diversity on the network!

Muppets On ‘Good Luck Charlie’

‘Good Luck Charlie’ Introduces Disney Channel’s First Same-Sex Couple

“Taylor has two moms!” proclaimed Bob (Eric Allan Kramer), upon meeting the two women, to which sassy wife Amy (Leigh Allyn Baker) responded, “Wow! Nothing gets past you, Bob.”

This is a huge move for the Disney Channel, which has never featured an openly gay character, much less a same-sex couple. Despite some backlash, the network is standing by its decision, arguing that the characters were meant to reflect today’s world, as many viewers are young children with same-sex parents.

“This particular storyline was developed under the consultancy of child development experts and community advisors,” a spokesperson for the Disney Channel said when the casting was first announced in June, 2013. “Like all Disney Channel programming, it was developed to be relevant to kids and families around the world and to reflect themes of diversity and inclusiveness.”

HollywoodLifers, are you glad the Disney Channel took this huge step in introducing its first same-sex couple to viewers? Let us know!

— Tierney McAfee

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Enna Johnson

Posted at 10:03 AM on August 14, 2014  

I have nothing against same-sex couples and all… but I do not like to watch it on Tv, especially on Disney… it doesn’t change the fact that I adore “Good Luck Charlie” and Bridgit Mendler, Mia Talerico, Bradley and others… I was so scared when Mia gotten death treats but she’s totally fine, so… yay!!

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kimby

Posted at 3:33 AM on June 24, 2014  

gay is not a sin

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Abby

Posted at 6:20 PM on May 29, 2014  

I don’t understand why people are angry about this. I’m sure there is at least one kid that has two moms or two dads, it’s happening in real life. It’s not like kids are going to watch this and be like “I want to be gay.”

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kimby

Posted at 3:29 AM on June 24, 2014  

hahaha true

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Stefan

Posted at 10:14 PM on April 20, 2014  

I think it’s great. But the poll is useless, because you can vote again and again and again… . So its result does not represent the actual ‘average opinion’ (unless of course, I’m the first one to notice this – which I highly doubt).

Go Disney – Go on making great shows and movies. And stay (or in some cases rather become more) open-minded.

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Becca

Posted at 8:02 PM on March 31, 2014  

I was very upset. I have nothing against homosexual people, I do not believe that it is right, and was disturbed to find it on Disney Channel. Kids learn a lot from these little shows, and now they are being told that this is okay. But, I have to say to the people who think it’s horrible because of having to explain this to theor kids. Its not that hard. There is a much bigger problem here. I will not be watching any more Disney Channel.

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India Petersen

Posted at 7:16 PM on June 21, 2014  

You say “I have nothing against homosexual people” yet later you say “now there are being told it is okay” It seems to me that you DO have something against homesexual people if you think children should be taught that it is not okay. Being gay or homesexual is 100% FINE, and it makes me very sad that you still have this opinion, in this day and age. Kids SHOULD be taught to be accepting, understanding, and caring towards everyone. Your way of thinking is not promoting this at all.

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sarah

Posted at 8:56 AM on March 12, 2014  

To all these people who say its a sin to be gay, well didn’t god want us to love every one for who they are, not to judge, be kind and caring. But what you guys are saying is none of this, so in my opinion is that you guys are the ones who are sinning. Also trust me your kids are going to find out sooner or later about gays so wouldn’t it be better to talk to them when they are young so they understand better and don’t turn out to be judging, hypercritical people like you. Plus kids don’t really care about someone having to mums or dads, they don’t think like you.

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susan

Posted at 4:08 PM on February 16, 2014  

Man, everyone over thinks this. It really isn’t that hard to explain to kids. All you have to say is ” so and so has two moms just like you have a mom and dad.” And the kids get it just fine. They don’t care about all that other crap, like sexual orientation. To them, that kid just has two moms instead, big deal. Ergo, I don’t think this is a problem in anyone’s life. It was definitely the right choice for Disney.

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peanutbrown1

Posted at 4:41 PM on February 25, 2014  

I agree it was a great thing for them to do

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Rachel

Posted at 3:00 PM on February 16, 2014  

Although this may be hard to explain to some younger kids, I think Disney is awesome for doing this. This is how a lot of families are nowadays and they should be acknowledged too.

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peanutbrown1

Posted at 4:42 PM on February 25, 2014  

Yeah .i wonder how the cast Reacted

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Kay

Posted at 1:02 PM on February 13, 2014  

I don’t think it’s right to just spring it on parents, should have been let known why ahead of time so that parents could choose if their child is old enough. Could have been handled better.

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anonymos

Posted at 4:51 PM on February 4, 2014  

i dont have anything against gay people i realize now its just life but i do think disney should not feature it in their shows because no parent wants to explain to their little toddler about homosexuality . Again i have nothing against them this is just MY OPINION!!!!

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Hellomynameisthis

Posted at 2:13 PM on February 16, 2014  

If they don’t already know, the child will ask what it means. Honestly it helps if the parent is awkward about talking to there child

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peanutbrown1

Posted at 4:43 PM on February 25, 2014  

True

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Billy

Posted at 3:17 PM on March 9, 2014  

THERE’S NOTHING WRONG EXPLAINING HOMOSEXUALITY TO CHILDREN. you guys are the ones who have problems explaining to them. Children have simple minds so they really don’t care. SERIOUSLY, these comments are getting ridiculous. All from uneducated 13 year olds or 40 year olds who are so closed minded to last generation’s mindset. For Disney, this is the perfect way to introduce equality to the next generation without making it “awkward” (according to most of you)

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Derrick

Posted at 1:15 AM on February 4, 2014  

Way too soon. It’s sad that the world has come to this. We can’t enjoy entertainment anymore without someone advocating gay rights. Is that the only thing that matters anymore? We don’t have episodes of sinners coming to Christ. It’s wrong if we push one agenda over the other? Gays go against everything our christian founded nation was built upon. Like it or not, we will be judged soon. I hope the world wakes up before it’s too late

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Karen

Posted at 3:45 PM on February 4, 2014  

Okay, Derrick, newsflash, you can’t discriminate against gay people, they don’t choose to be that way, they are BORN that way, for instance, my Aunt is married to another woman and both are Christian, stop being Homophobic and open your eyes, you will see that there are a lot of Homosexual and Lesbians who are Christians, try to remember that.

As for the Judgement, that has been predicted SO many times that it’s ridiculous, we don’t even know if it’s all real, people just follow a book written by people a long time ago, I mean really, in the middle ages people had ridiculous ideas, we don’t believe those ideas any more, yet we believe things from a book written even before that, another thing, people say that The Lord is perfect, if he’s so perfect then why do people say that he hates Gay people, if he hates people who have done NOTHING to hurt anyone, he is imperfect.

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Sailor

Posted at 7:05 PM on February 4, 2014  

Listen God loves all people they choose to be gay because gods plan was to be straight and god is perfect you can insult me all you want BUT YOU WILL NOT INSULT GOD he doesn’t!to hate gay people but he thinks gay is wrong.

 
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Badbutt

Posted at 8:01 PM on February 12, 2014  

No they’re not made that way they choose to be that way just like murders and the people that rap people stop trying to push gays on people

 
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Becca

Posted at 8:04 PM on March 31, 2014  

Then you Aunts are not true Chriatians.

 
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peanutbrown1

Posted at 7:09 AM on April 4, 2014  

You Gus are studious

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Sailor

Posted at 7:00 PM on February 4, 2014  

God sayed in the bible that marriage is between a man and a woman and peaple say than he lived today He chage His mind but God knows everything that has happened and will ever happen so he would’nt say something that would’nt always stand. I believe that gay is a sin and the definition “sin” never changes.

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Maya

Posted at 11:26 PM on February 23, 2014  

ok well you can all have your own opinions however this is not the place to hash it all out
You all need to respect others ideas and beliefs
Deal with the fact that not everyone thinks the way you do

 
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Jennifer

Posted at 9:11 PM on August 20, 2014  

Remember that the bible has been written twice or more homo is not wrong you love who u love love is the most powerful thing in the world I don’t really believe in hell but I rather be in hell than be with stuck up Christians like u

 
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India

Posted at 7:24 PM on June 21, 2014  

Christianity was founded on love and tolerance, something YOU don’t seem to have. What have gay people done to you? What are they going against? It isn’t gay’s who aren’t the real christians but you. I don’t think it is the world that needs waking up, but you. I hope to be more tolerant and caring in future.

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Peanut

Posted at 5:20 PM on February 2, 2014  

I’m proud of Disney especially glc for putting a lesbian couple in tv I have two moms and I’m proud of it

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Dynisha benson

Posted at 8:03 PM on January 29, 2014  

They should stick to entertainment. Not get into politics and stuff because they knew it was gonna stir up a fuss. This should not be something exposed to children. They can’t comprehend it and they shouldn’t be pushed into learning about it.

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Elaini Young

Posted at 6:40 PM on January 30, 2014  

If People Want to make a fuss about it, that’s their own problems. Second, Do You know how many children are raised or fostered in a same-sex home, today? If eight, ten, eleven, or thirteen year-old kids can’t comprehend that sometimes a man falls in love with another man or a woman fall in love with a woman, whose faults that? Also, think about it….EVERY T.V SHOW YOUR CHILD WATCHES, ANOTHER CHILD IS WATCHING WITH THEIR DADS OR MOMS. And How Do you think They feel about having their families not being acknowledgement? You want to tell a child that they are not considered to be in a “Real Family” because they don’t have a mom AND dad?

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iluv

Posted at 11:42 AM on February 2, 2014  

its LIFE these families exist. it’s not politics.

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jay

Posted at 1:11 PM on February 2, 2014  

you are right, good on ya!

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jay

Posted at 1:12 PM on February 2, 2014  

dynisha benson you are right, good on ya!

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