(Editorial) Linda Jones 30 January 2013 I’m a mother of 3 children, and I live in Discovery Bay. We all love Disney and have been going to the Disney Parks since the children were babies. I’ve also been watching Disney movies for as long as I can remember, so when the Disney movie Wreck-it-Ralph came into theatres my children and I were so excited to see it.In most Disney movies you would see the occasional hidden mickey or a hidden Disney character in. But behind the storyline and the super catchy J-Pop tunes, Wreck-it-Ralph has a dark secret. They were hidden LGBT references all though the movie and it definitely what I was expecting from a Disney movie. In one of the scenes the main character Ralph talks about the how King of Candy’s palace is very pink. Ralph, making conversation, say’s “I see you’re a fan of pink”. King Candy is offended by that comment and responds by saying “It’s Salmon, it’s obviously salmon, pink would have been a bad choice for a palace made of candy.” Even though that had little hints of being gay, I let that one slide because my kids wouldn’t have realised the gay connotations. In the next scene, Ralph grabs King Candy, shakes him, and calls him a “nelly wafer”. Most kids watching the movie wouldn’t know what it means, but I did. For people who don’t know, when entered into Google, the definition is: “Offensive Slang: Used as a disparaging term for an effeminate homosexual man.” I was so close to walking out of the theatre but since I was with my children I had to retrain self-control, so I just had to shut my mouth and let it slide again. At the end of the movie Ralph says goodbye to Vanellope Von Schweetz and I was happy to say goodbye to this horrible movie. Of course my kids loved the movie, but I came out of the theatre burning. Why would Disney put LGBT references in a children’s movie? What should have been enjoyable movie experience for me was ruined by gay innuendos and sexual references. It’s not that I’m to be a homophobe or something it’s just that I don’t want my kids to be introduced to LGBT references at such a young age. LGBT references were not in the lovely Disney movies that I watched when I was growing up and I don’t see why my children need to be exposed to these today. I also don’t understand why people want LGBT Disney characters in movies/tv shows. There’s really no point, Disney represents classic ideals and old fashioned values not the new age. Take Snow White for example: Evil Queen: tries to kill princess, scheming, jealous and cruel.Snow White: beautiful, helpless, in need of rescue (by a man). The Prince: handsome, brave, powerful and in search of a women who is beautiful (no other attributes necessary).Wreck-it-Ralph didn’t even end up marrying Vanellope Von Schweetz. I thought going to this event would be a fun family event but I disgusted and it will be a long time before I am willing to take my children to another Disney movie that may have LGBT references.