Children’s show Arthur has been all over the internet lately after revealing that one of the main characters in the show is gay.
The PBS Kids show just aired its 22nd season premiere where it showed Arthur’s teacher, Mr. Ratburn, getting married to another man.
The classic children’s show has been around for so many years, but proved it stays up with the times with the latest episode.
The episode was titled “Mr. Ratburn And The Special Someone.” Although the word “gay” wasn’t used in the show, it demonstrated to young viewers that men can marry men both in the show and real life.
In case you haven’t seen it, you can watch the scene from the episode below.
Mr. Ratburn from the beloved children’s show “Arthur” comes out as gay in the season 22 premiere of the show. 🌈 pic.twitter.com/RdxSFXt3sG
— Pop Crave (@PopCraveNet) May 13, 2019
People praised the show all over Twitter for its representation of LGBTQ people. You can see what they had to say below.
I found out that Mr. Ratburn’s getting married to a bloke on Arthur and I say hey (hey) what a wonderful kind of gay.
— Gavin Herman (@MrHissara) May 13, 2019
This episode was wild too, Arthur and his friends thought he was marrying this pushy woman and tried to break them up only to find out the lady was his sister and Mr. Ratburn was marrying the guy from the chocolate shop they went to earlier in the episode https://t.co/mOXjvjBw34
— Christi Trottie (@ChristiTrottie) May 13, 2019
mr. ratburn said gay rights 🐀🏳️🌈 pic.twitter.com/8AyL9bc1nu
— kenzie (@pk_kenzie) May 13, 2019
MR RATBURN IS GAY HELLO !! HE GOT MARRIED !! pic.twitter.com/T1Emc97Y0f
— EIGHTH WONDER (@WOLFNOlR) May 13, 2019
PSA: Mr. Ratburn from “Arthur” is gay. Do you know how amazing it is that someone who’s been on the show from the start, someone who’s a main character, is openly gay and getting married on a kids show? PBS Kids really is that bitch.
Plus, all his students are at his wedding! :’) pic.twitter.com/aaxGwTE9is
— osmosis jones (@keeothrama) May 13, 2019
Ya’ll still tweeting about GoT when Mr.Ratburn just got married on the season priemere of Arthur smh pic.twitter.com/jUokguYXcr
— Huda Jabbar (@hudaddyy) May 13, 2019
Mr. Ratburn is the gay icon I never knew I needed pic.twitter.com/wp4o5TLr1p
— Andrea Cee (@extraspicee) May 13, 2019
Mr. Ratburn Me
— Sweet Dee Todd (@prunewt) May 13, 2019
me thinking about how mr. ratburn from arthur is canonically gay and got married to another man on television today pic.twitter.com/nCPihYuE7U
— abstraction of a rabbit (@puppetmotel) May 13, 2019
What do you think of the show’s representation of LGBTQ people with Mr. Ratburn? Sound off in the comments below!