Republican congressional candidate and convicted stalker Omar Navarro has said a “flamboyant gay” in Disney’s Cruella has “ruined his childhood”.
Navarro, who is running for the seat of California’s 43rd congressional district against Maxine Waters, has publicly opposed LGBT+ rights, declaring last year that “you cannot be for gay marriage and also be Christian”.
But on Sunday (30 May), the Republican congressional hopeful took to Twitter to declare that Disney was “ruining his childhood” by daring to include an LGBT+ character in its Cruella remake.
He wrote: “The new Disney Cruella with Emma Stone just ruined my childhood with an openly flamboyant gay in the movie.
“Disney persist shoving the LGBT agenda down our throat.”
This isn’t the first time Navarro has expressed his concern over Disney “shoving the LGBT agenda” down the throats of conservative Christians.
Last year, when Disney announced it a protagonist on the Disney Channel’s The Owl House is canonically bisexual, Navarro was equally outraged.
He shared on Facebook:”Disney confirms its first bisexual lead character.
“I don’t agree with this crap being pushed down our throats. What people do at home is there business but publicly I shouldn’t have to be forced.
“Will Christians please stand up?”
Navarro has also frequently ranted about Drag Queen Story Hours, claiming the performers who simply read stories to kids are “indoctrinating” them.
In a letter to all parents, published in 2019 by The American Reporter, he said: “Would you let… pornography stars arrive at your child’s classroom dressed in their performance costumes and ‘teach’ (i.e. indoctrinate) kids about sex? No?
“Then why would you allow transvestites, transgendered, lesbians and/or homosexuals impact the impressionable minds of your children?
“Adults can do whatever they like, but when it comes to kids, it’s a question of values. And values need to be taught.”
Navarro, who pleaded guilty to stalking his former girlfriend and spent six months in prison in 2019, was defeated by long-time Democratic congressperson Waters in 2016, 2018, and 2020, and is set to run against her again in 2022.