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'Rugrats' Reboot Features a Gay Character

'Rugrats' Reboot Features a Gay Character

The Paramount+’s Rugrats series is set to debut today on the streaming service, but one character has a major change from the original series.

The new series will feature a character who has come out as gay!

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You may remember in the original show, Phil and Lil’s mom Betty was married to Howard, however, in the reboot, Betty is gay. The character is being voiced by queer star Natalie Morales.

“Anyone who watched the original show may have had an inkling Betty was a member of the alphabet mafia,” Natalie told AV Club. “Betty is a single mom with her own business who has twins and still has time to hang out with her friends and her community, and I think it’s just so great because examples of living your life happily and healthily as an out queer person is just such a beacon for young queer people who may not have examples of that.”

“Even cartoons were hugely influential for me as a kid,” Natalie added. “And if I’d been watching Rugrats and seen Betty casually talking about her ex-girlfriend, I think at least a part of me would have felt like things might be okay in the future.”

Check out the trailer for the Rugrats series right here!

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