Hulu’s THE BRAVEST KNIGHT Promotes LGBTQ+ Lifestyle to Children
By Stephanie Speck, Contributing Writer
Hulu’s original series, THE BRAVEST KNIGHT, is an animated children’s show that promotes an unbiblical message on sexuality and gender as it follows a young pumpkin farmer’s journey to full-fledged knighthood. The series is listed on Hulu as an LGBTQ+ series and is rated TV-PG. THE BRAVEST KNIGHT targets young children and received the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Kids and Family Programming.
The voice cast for THE BRAVEST KNIGHT includes T.R. Knight, Storm Reid, Chance Hurstfield, and Bobby Moynihan. The series is produced by Big Bad Boo Studios, a Canada-based company that says its mission is to produce content for children that is multicultural and defies stereotypes.
THE BRAVEST KNIGHT is based on a 2013 children’s book by Daniel Errico, titled The Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived. The story depicts Sir Cedric’s journey from a simple pumpkin farmer to a brave knight who defeats the dragon and rescues a prince and princess from a dark castle. According to the story, Sir Cedric’s bravest moment comes when he chooses to marry the prince instead of the princess.
THE BRAVEST KNIGHT picks up where the novel leaves off, as Sir Cedric shares his heroic tales with his adopted daughter, Nia. These tales tell of Sir Cedric making new friends, learning from mistakes, helping villages overrun with destructive pixies, and rescuing kingdoms that have been cursed by wizards. Each of these stories are intended to teach and inspire Nia in her journey as a “not-yet-knight.”
Many of the tales have redemptive qualities that emphasize friendship, loyalty, honesty, generosity, the importance of learning from mistakes, and rooting for others. It also seeks to combat racism by example of a troll named Grunt, who is often the victim of Kingdom-wide stereotypes. Yet despite these positive attributes, THE BRAVEST KNIGHT is driven by an agenda that seeks to normalize gay marriage, reinforce political correctness, and defy biblical family values. In addition to Nia growing up with two dads, whom she refers to as “Dad” and “Papa,” the series also features a cross-dressing wolf, characters with reverse-gender names, and characters whose voices do not seem to match their apparent gender. The cross-dressing wolf starts out appearing as a villain and ends up being someone who is simply misunderstood by his community. The wolf is soon loved by the other villagers and eventually wins a mayoral election. When characters observe that this male character has a traditionally female name, others tell them that “names belong to people, not genders.” It goes unnoticed when characters have other traits that are not commonly associated with their gender. This includes Nia being trained for knighthood, which was a role typically reserved for males during the Medieval era.
THE BRAVEST KNIGHT also features wizards, potions, curses, dragons, fairies, pixies, magical flutes, silly trolls, and goofy giants. These elements are often typical and expected of a fantasy-themed children’s program.
Because of its pleasant animation, fun fantasy elements, likeable characters, and enchanting storylines, most boys and girls are likely to be attracted to THE BRAVEST KNIGHT, which makes its unbiblical message about marriage, sexuality, and gender that much more dangerous. Hulu makes the series easily viewable for all audiences. Parents need to beware of this series and the unbiblical messages that it presents to children regarding homosexuality and transgender issues. Movieguide® does not recommend this series for children or any age group.
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