A children’s TV show has sparked outrage after it introduced a new non-binary character.
Transformers: Earthspark, a spin-off show based on Hasbro’s action figures, included a robot named Nightshade.
Nightshade revealed the character’s pronouns are they and them.
The robot also discussed with a human character what non-binary means.
A scene in Transformers: Earthspark showed two characters discuss what being non-binary means
Nightshade said: “I always knew my pronouns felt right, but what a wonderful word for a wonderful experience.”
The inclusion of a non-binary character appeared to divide opinion, particularly on social media.
Conservative commentators criticised the storyline in Transformers: Earthspark.
Fox News host Laura Ingraham accused the show of shoving pronouns down the throat of seven-year-olds.
Conservative commentator Megyn Kelly weighed in on the debate
Former colleague Megyn Kelly labelled the clip as “disgusting”.
However, other social media users appeared to question why many were left so outraged.
Twitter user Timothy Jacobsen said: “What’s the issue? Great message for kids about inclusion and acceptance.”
Another user said: “Transformers: Earthspark is an absolutely wonderful show.
The clip was uploaded by Libs of Tik Tok on May 11 and has been watched by almost 20 million people
“If you enjoyed it as much as I did, please give it a good review wherever you can.”
Transformers: Earthspark has been available to watch online since the end of last year.
But its storyline caused a stir on social media after a clip was shared by the widely-followed conservative Twitter account Libs of Tik Tok.
The clip was uploaded by Libs of Tik Tok on May 11 and has been watched by almost 20 million people.
The account shared the clip with a caption which said: “Recent episode from the kid’s show Transformers: EarthSpark. They’re after your kids.”