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

Mon, January 27, 2014 10:17pm EDT by 116 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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