‘Frozen’ Star Idina Menzel Is Fine With Making Elsa Disney’s First LGBT Princess

05.23.16 2 years ago 5 Comments
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Frozen star Idina Menzel fully supports the #GiveElsaAGirlfriend Twitter campaign. The Broadway actress, who voices the lead character of Elsa in the Disney Blockbuster hit, told ET how she feels about the online campaign on the Billboard Music Awards red carpet Sunday night in Las Vegas.

“I think it’s great,” Menzel said. “Disney’s just gotta contend with that. I’ll let them figure that out.”

The online petition started on April 30 when a teenage activist named Alexis Isabel Moncada tweeted, “I hope Disney makes Elsa a lesbian princess imagine, how iconic that would be. Dear @Disney, #GiveElsaAGirlfriend.”

Moncada, the founder of a website called Feminist Culture added:

“Growing up, I never saw a princess fall in love with another princess — and neither have girls growing up right now. The entertainment industry has given us girls who have fallen in love with beasts, ogres who fall for humans, and even grown women who love bees. But we’ve never been able to see the purity in a queer relationship.”

Frozen 2 is reportedly in the works but there has been no premiere date set. Disney has yet to comment on the campaign but with support from the lead star, the company’s first LGBTQ animated character may be birthed soon.

(Via EW/ET)

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