Of course, this isn't the first time the Arthur-verse has featured a gay character. However, the episode was condemned by then Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings, prompting PBS to pull the episode.
The educational show targets kids aged four to eight and often tackles hard topics families deal with in their daily lives.
In the new episode "Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone", viewers finally get to see Mr. Ratburn marry his husband! That's cool and all but why?
It comes a week after a new study found there were no examples of LGBT characters in American kid's shows. "Don't get me wrong, I respect the LGBTQ+ community". The last one occurred in the episode "Postcards from Buster" 14 years ago when Arthur's friend met children with two moms during a trip to Vermont, according to TV Line. Several users referred to him as a gay icon.
"I am disappointed by PBS's decision", Marc Brown, author of the "Arthur" books and creator of both television series, said to the Times in a statement.