Representation has become an increasingly important aspect of the Walt . We’ve seen diverse casts take to the our screens in movies like Black Panther and the upcoming Eternals , while the has openly supported social movements like Black Lives Matter, even producing a tv commercial to promote equality.
In another step toward promoting a diverse and inclusive experience, released a TV commercial to coincide with last month’s celebrations.
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The commercial stars veteran Raven-Symoné, an advocate for who played the titular in That’s So Raven and who stars in the spinoff Raven’s Home. Check it out!
Raven-Symoné leads the campaign for
Symoné is an obvious choice to lead a but she also married her same-sex partner in a small ceremony last month. The commercial focuses on in yourself and is inclusive of the entire LGBT+ community, something that definitely fits with Symoné’s philosophy of having personal pride without labels. campaign as she’s not only well known as a star,
“We have purple, red, and the entire. Everybody wants to be treated with respect and it’s beautiful. I love being able to come together with all walks of life — all ages, all colors, and celebrating the unity of being our authentic selves. to me is strength. is selfless. is friends, family. is you.”
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competitor Nickelodeon also released a similar campaign focused on Hunger Games actor Amandla Stenberg and even outed Spongebob Squarepants in a historic Twitter reveal.
Pixar have been hard at work to include the , particularly through the new short . Marvel Studios has taken diversity equally seriously and will Out, which focuses on a introduce gay and trans characters in the next phase of the MCU after portraying the first openly . (however briefly), in Avengers: Endgame
during . It has been noted that this commercial cements as a company that is serious about making every part of its user experience a safe space for everyone. Letting kids who watch the know that acceptance and taking in the way you define yourself while respecting the way others do too is something that many hope will help make the world a kinder place. have consistently tried to make the and movies more inclusive, particularly
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