A video produced by CBC Life, a vertical on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s website, has caused controversy after using children to promote gay pride month.
“Happy pride everybody!” Canadian television host Jessi Cruickshank begins, while being met by a throng of cheers from the impressionable young children who took part in the video celebrating gay pride month.
After asking the kids if they know what gay pride means, she says “that’s absolutely right, it’s a celebration of sexual diversity,” before explaining that she is a “I’m not gay, but I’m a gay ally.” Cruickshank then puts the children on the spot and asks them if they, too, are gay allies.
“Are you gay allies?”
“Definitely!” the children respond. Cruickshank then goes on to ask the children a series of questions, including if they know what it means to come out of the closet and what their views on gay marriage are.
The conversation then takes a turn to gay icons, which ends up being a list of gay celebrities. But things take a darker turn when Jodi Foster is mentioned, and one of the kids thinks Foster is a boy.
“Jodi Foster is a woman,” Cruickshank interjects. “And she made me question my sexuality when I was a child, because I liked her so much. And she was nude in the film Nell, not that I remember watching it several times as a child.”
“Wow” one of the young girls responds to that revelation.
Several commenters on social media objected to the overall idea of pushing sexuality on children at such a young age, and the highly sexually charged comments like this one that many feel children shouldn’t be subjected to.
“Remember, what are we to the gay community?” she asks one last time.
“Gay icons,” a boy says. “I’m an ally, maybe I could be an icon,” another responds, unsure.
“Everybody should aspire to be a gay icon,” Cruickshank retorts, before leading the children in a closing cheer about pride.
The fact that the video is produced by the Canadian government, while at the same time they are beginning to ban certain “offensive” Bible verses is certainly alarming.
Watch the video and judge for yourself – creepy indoctrination or harmless tolerance and diversity training?