Have we ever discussed the fact that 2001 - 2012 Disney channel’s shows all had strong female leads, with the exception of Zack and Cody but they had a black man in charge, a smart poor white blonde girl and a dumb rich Asian so still beautifully diverse.
Disney was 100% female empowerment and showed diversity. Who did they employ to create the shit they have today?
I’m getting really tired of nostalgia clouding people’s vision on this matter. Do you know what A.N.T. farm is? It’s a show about a black girl who is in a gifted and talented program along with a genius girl and a male idiot. How about The Next Step, a show about a dancing company whose two captains are strong leading females, and whose dancers have a diverse range of body types and ethnicities? Or Shake It Up, a show about two girls who land a role on a tv show, one of whom is dyslexic. You guys like these shows better because you watched them when you were twelve. If you were twelve now, you’d like what’s on now. It is NOT about diversity, it’s about nostalgia.