5-Year-Old Actress Gets Death Threats Over Her Disney Show’s Gay Characters
Police are investigating death threats made against 5-year-old actress Mia Talerico after her Disney Channel program introduced a lesbian couple, the Daily Dot reported on Thursday.
Talerico’s show, Good Luck Charlie, introduced the two characters, Susan and Cheryl, in an episode aired on Jan. 26. Talerico’s real-life mother, Claire, notified Disney security after someone began posting messages on the actress’ Instagram account saying, “Die Mia, F*cking Die in hell! Kill yourself, you deserve to die.”
CNN reported that Disney then alerted Los Angeles police officials, who are investigating the posts.
The Dot also reported that the one-time appearance of Susan and Cheryl (played by Desi Lydic and Lilli Birdsell, respectively) also spurred an unsuccessful protest by the conservative group One Million Moms, which accused Disney of wanting to “corrupt” its channel by featuring gay characters, however briefly.