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Hashtag petition to give 'Frozen's' Elsa a girlfriend blasts Twitter

Disney princess with a secret, Elsa.
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The movie “Frozen” (2013) is a story about being different, emotional and creating havoc when these two things intersect, eventually leading its main character Elsa to depression and isolation in order to keep a secret from her loved ones.

The line “conceal, don’t feel,” could not describe an LGBT person’s journey more aptly.

So it is no surprise that many people have seen through Disney’s usual stinging hand at social allegory and figured out that Elsa, the character in question, might be a lesbian.

That’s not too far-fetched an idea and Metro UK is reporting Twitter members have started a hashtag petition to encourage The Magic Kingdom to “Let it Go” and give Elsa a same-sex love interest for the sequel.

The #GiveElsaAGirlfriend has begun and it has been gaining a lot of momentum on the social media platform.

The directors, Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee have hinted that the sequel will contain a modern romance back in November when they told Movie Pilot, "We have an overall idea, a concept, which I think is a very strong one. I’m very excited about doing it.”

In usual Hollywood fashion the plotline is well concealed, but the directors say “Frozen 2” will definitely contain a strong social commentary.

"We will tackle other issues that, I think, are out there today that boys and girls, men and women, are dealing with.” Buck said. I think we’re very aware of what is happening in society. When the kids watch [Disney movies], they watch them over and over again, and if we don’t have a decent message in there, I think we’ve missed an opportunity."

Disney has already tampered with the seal of Mickey’s usual dose of homophobia on ABC’s “Once Upon a Time.”

In that show, Mulan vows her love for Princess Aurora and although not licensed Disney characters, Little Red Riding Hood and Kansas’ favorite farm girl Dorothy Gale shared a kiss.

Support for #GiveElsaAGirlfriend has become stronger over the weekend, as many people are expressing the need for Disney to set the example and help young LGBT boys and girls understand that being different is okay and not every princess needs prince, and not every prince a princess.   

"I mean, @Disney has been wonderfully progressive so isn't it time to #GiveElsaAGirlfriend pic.twitter.com/2rIQc3emOI — Farcetotum (@Farcetotum) May 1, 2016"

"Making a kids movie with a queer character won't make your kids gay it will teach them that love comes in many forms#GiveElsaAGirlfriend— jade || 81 (@DROPDEADDlXON) May 1, 2016"

"#GiveElsaAGirlfriend normalising a f/f relationship will help queer young kids accept & understand their sexuality, that rep is so important— tammy (@octaviabIake) May 1, 2016"

"Given that Frozen was one giant metaphor for the closet, to #GiveElsaAGirlfriend is just logical. More LGBT representation is a great idea.— Kenneth Sergienko (@KenSergienko) May 1, 2016"

"#GiveElsaAGirlfriend because lgbtq women are just as deserving of love as any other disney character you put on the big screen @Disney— elisa (@astronomyhoe) May 1, 2016"

"#GiveElsaAGirlfriend because half of Frozen is one big metaphor for being in the closet, getting outed, and coming to terms with yourself…— Dana Addams (@TheDanaAddams) May 1, 2016"

"A gay Disney princess would have helped me feel so much more normal when I was younger. Representation is important.#GiveElsaAGirlfriend— jordan (@thejordanthrash) May 1, 2016"