Roskomnadzor sent a “preventive letter” to Disney channel because of the cartoon in which the main character is gay
Roskomnadzor has sent a “preventive letter” to the children’s television channel Disney in connection with the release of the cartoon “Out”, the protagonist of which is gay. This was reported on the website of the department.
Roskomnadzor recalled that in Russia information “denying family values and promoting non-traditional sexual relations” is prohibited for distribution among children.
Roskomnadzor recommended that representatives of the TV channel strictly observe the laws of the Russian Federation and prevent the dissemination of information that could harm the health and development of children.
The animated short “Out” was created by Disney-owned animation studio Pixar. It was released in 2020 on the Disney + streaming platform, unavailable in Russia. This is the first Pixar cartoon with a gay protagonist. In February 2021, he was shortlisted for an Oscar in the short animation category.