February 18, 2016 at 1:11 pm EST | by Mariah Cooper
Disney cartoon ‘Gravity Falls’ introduces gay couple
(Screenshot courtesy of YouTube)

(Screenshot courtesy of YouTube)

“Gravity Falls,” a Disney XD cartoon series, introduced a gay couple in its series finale.

Sheriff Blubs and Deputy Durland, two minor characters on the show, have raised speculation from the show’s fanbase that their relationship went beyond business partners.

In the series finale, the shipping became canon.

In the episode, the sheriff saves the deputy and the two appear to confess their love for one another while embracing each other’s faces.

“We’re mad with power…and love,” one character says to the other.

Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch has previously spoken about including an LGBT character in the series. In a Q&A on Reddit, Hirsch said he wanted to, but was afraid he wouldn’t be allowed.

“I would love to but I doubt they’d ever let me do it in kids T.V. But man I would if I could,” Hirsch says.

This isn’t the first Disney series to include a same-sex couple. In 2014 a lesbian couple was featured on the show “Good Luck Charlie.”

3 Comments
  • Its kinda cheep to just do it on the last episode like with Kora the bender.

    • Because couples are only worth anything if they are made up of attractive people? That’s a bad precedent to set, just saying. And at least it was done canonically. As opposed to after the fact like the whole “controversial” dumbledore thing.

      • They did show a lesbian couple in Good Luck Charlie, but that ended up getting death threats to a young child so I think Disney didn’t want anyone else to get hurt.

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