WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- “Arthur’s” 22nd season premiere on Monday featured a same-sex marriage, and the viewers are feeling the love.
- Mr. Ratburn, the third-grade teacher from “Arthur” got married to an aardvark named Patrick.
- We believe it is important to represent the wide array of adults in the lives of children who look to PBS KIDS every day,” the PBS said in a statement.
The PBS children’s TV show “Arthur” premiered its 22nd season on Monday, featuring a same-sex marriage between Arthur’s teacher, Mr. Ratburn, and an aardvark named Patrick.
“Mr. Ratburn is married. I still can’t believe it,” Arthur told his friends.
“Yep. It’s a brand-new world,” Francine replied.
Fans of the kids’ show praised the network for featuring the gay wedding. Some even posted online to voice their support.
“Welcome out and congratulations Mr. Ratburn!” one Twitter user wrote.