The popular Disney show Andi Mack made headlines last week when it announced that one of the main characters would come out as gay in the upcoming second season. And let's just say when it comes to setting a stage of inclusively, Disney definitely delivered. The most touching part of the episode featuring the coming out storyline? When Cyrus told Andi's BFF Buffy the truth about his sexuality, and she was nothing but accepting and supportive. This is the first time in the network's history that a coming-out scene has been written into an original series, and viewers are thrilled about it, according to Twitter.
Search the hashtag #AndiMack, and what do you find? An outpour of support for finally creating a storyline that more tweens and teenagers can identify with:
#AndiMack having a tween coming to terms with his sexuality on DISNEY CHANNEL makes me so proud. This is going to save so many lives.
— Marshal FRIGHT (@Marshal_Knight) October 25, 2017
And in that moment #AndiMack just smashed the mold for Disney and gave us the representation we've been longing for I AM SO PROUD
— lea's cat (@OnCloudLea) October 28, 2017
— amaria (@amariahoying) October 28, 2017
#AndiMack Has a single mom, a biracial family, a female lead character, and now a LGBT character. This is how life is and if I would've had
— 🌻 (@forevertwent) October 26, 2017
I did NOT expect to be crying because of #AndiMack because I am a grown adult why am I crying over a coming out plot line?
— gustavo (@RamsettPark) October 28, 2017
Hats off to you, Disney!