ABC recently announced a reboot of "Roseanne" that features most of the same characters from the original show and a few new ones—primarily, the young children of on-screen couple Darlene and David (played by Sarah Gilbert and Johnny Galecki). The new "Roseanne," airing in 2018, has decided to feature the gender fluidity issue. Reports have said that of Darlene and David's two children, one will be a 9-year-old son, Mark, who's "gender creative." The casting notice obtained by Fox News describes the character as "sensitive" and "effeminate." Mark "displays qualities of both male and female young child traits," according to the casting call.
Unfortunately, the age of Roseanne's grandchildren may attract young viewers, so the victims of this outrageous program are the young cast members, not to mention any child who views the show. The sexualization and moral corruption of these children is child exploitation at its worst. No child should be introduced to the experience of mental disorders.
Neither "Roseanne" nor ABC are strangers to controversial storylines. The original series aired from 1988-1997. The show first made headlines when it featured a lesbian kissing scene.
This new series will inevitably be celebrated by the LGBT community, as the 9-year-old is the first "gender non-binary" character to appear on network TV.
This will only be the beginning unless we speak up. Consider that the original "Roseanne's" most controversial move was once a kiss between two women—that's sadly a common scene on network television today.
Placing gender fluid and non-binary characters in mainstream television shows are the next step in normalizing a culture that dissociates a person's biological gender from their "gender identity."
DNA proves a female is female and a male is male. There is no gray area here and no such thing as "gender fluid." Confusing young viewers and child cast members with gender dysphoria is destructive. ABC is glorifying gender dysphoria, also known as gender identity disorder, and using a child to promote this mental disorder.