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LEGO’s Pride Video Includes Depiction of Furries

LEGO's latest Pride video begs the question, who was this made for? The children's toy manufacturer depicts drag queens and furries in the video.

In a bewildering move that strays far from its roots of simple, imaginative play, LEGO has decided to jump headfirst into the politically charged waters of identity politics with its latest Pride video. This isn’t your average playful LEGO scenario; it includes drag queens and, astonishingly, furries represented in toy form. Yes, you heard that right—furries. This move has many parents and consumers asking: Who exactly is this for?

It’s mind-boggling to consider why LEGO, a brand beloved for sparking the imaginations of children through colorful bricks and creative construction, is now pushing boundaries into very mature themes of sexual and gender identity. The iconic toy company, once synonymous with childhood innocence, is now promoting a video that seems less about inclusivity and more about indoctrination into adult-themed ideologies.

What’s particularly troubling here is the target audience. Introducing concepts like drag queens and furries within a medium traditionally designed for children not only blurs the lines between innocent play and sexualized content but also pushes a specific social agenda that many families may not embrace. This is not about denying the existence of these communities but questioning the appropriateness of their inclusion in children’s entertainment.

This strategic shift by LEGO raises significant concerns about the role of toy manufacturers in the cultural education of children. Are parents being sidelined in their duty to introduce complex societal themes to their children at their discretion? The introduction of such content by a children’s toy company usurps this parental right, foisting mature topics onto an unsuspecting audience who are more interested in building castles and spaceships than navigating the complexities of identity politics.

Moreover, this move by LEGO can be seen as a direct appeal to the trends of political correctness, where the rush to appear progressive trumps common sense and the actual desires of the consumer base. It’s a pandering step that could alienate a vast segment of their market—families who prefer their children’s toys to remain neutral and free of social or sexual implications.

Why is there a pressing need for a toy company to delve into these adult themes? The essence of childhood is its innocence, its blissful ignorance of the societal clashes and identity politics that dominate our newsfeeds. LEGO’s foray into these waters with such a video is not only unnecessary but also a stark departure from their core mission—to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through play. They should focus on crafting sets that fuel imagination without the baggage of social indoctrination. The sandbox is no place for the soapbox.

Robert Chernin

Robert Chernin

Robert B. Chernin has brought his years of political consulting and commentary back to radio. As a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, fundraiser and political confidant, Robert has a unique perspective with insights not heard anyway else. Robert has consulted on federal and statewide campaigns at the gubernatorial, congressional, senatorial, and presidential level. He served in leadership roles in the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush as well as McCain for President. He led Florida’s Victory 2004’s national Jewish outreach operations as Executive Director. In addition, he served on the President’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Robert co-founded and served as president of the Electoral Science Institute, a non-profit organization that utilizes behavioral science to increase voter participation and awareness. Robert can be heard on multiple radio stations and viewed on the “Of the People” podcast where you get your podcasts.