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Children’s Emmys show goes full woke with ‘pansexual’ host, performers in rainbow-colored outfits, celebration of ‘LGBTQUIA’ kids’ shows

The first annual Children’s and Family Emmy Awards show, which aired over the weekend, was saturated with woke ideology, including a heavy focus on LGBT+ themes in kids’ television, Fox News Digital reported.

The awards show, which was targeted to children from “infancy to age 15,” was created by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Approximately one in four awards were passed out to shows that featured some gender ideology themes. Similarly, several of the winners of those awards made references to gender or sexual orientation in their acceptance speeches.

On Saturday, the first day of the two-night event, the awards ceremony was hosted by 19-year-old JoJo Siwa, a dancer, singer, and actress who identifies as “pansexual.”

To open the evening and introduce Siwa, a teen pop group performed a dancing and singing routine while wearing rainbow-colored outfits.

During Siwa’s introduction, she stated, “I’m a pop star, a reality TV star, a dancer, a singer, a choreographer, a social media influencer — some would even call me a gay icon.”

Of the television shows that received awards, several had released episodes with characters who question their gender identity.

“Muppet Babies,” a series that includes baby versions of the Muppet characters, received an award for Outstanding Writing for a Preschool Animated Program. In particular, the award ceremony applauded an episode called “Gonzo-rella,” where Gonzo wears a dress, uses they/them pronouns, and identifies as non-binary.

“Friends with a Penguin,” a Sesame Street program, received an award for the best original show. In one episode of the series, actor Billy Porter dresses up in a gown and sings about his friendship with a penguin. When accepting the award, song composer Kathryn Raio Rende gave a shout-out to “all the LGBTQUIA kids.”

In an acceptance speech given by Kristi Reed, a voice director on Netflix’s animated series “CentaurWorld,” she stated that, as a child, she was a “queer kid in a small town.” She noted that television shows promoting LGBT+ themes can “erase generations of hate” and tell bullies to “suck it.”

Another Netflix series, “Heartstopper,” received several awards. The show, which is targeted at young teens, follows the relationship between two high school boys.

During his acceptance speech, executive producer Patrick Walters stated, “Most of all, with ‘Heartstopper’ we wanted the next generation of LGBTQUIA kids to see themselves in a story about queer joy, about love and about acceptance.”

Children’s book series editor Bethany Mandel told Fox News Digital that the entertainment industry increased LGBT+ representation in children’s television shows by 222% between 2017 and 2019.

“They want to promote this idea of introducing all of this content to children because they’re trying to break ‘generational hate.’ And what it comes down to is they think that parents are not doing a good enough job, and they’re not enlightened enough — they’re not woke enough,” Mandel stated. “And it’s their job and their mission to fix that and to fix children.”

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences did not reply to a request for comment, Fox News Digital reported.