Tip Line: 414-777-5808 | newsdesk@cbs58.com

'Arthur' character Mr. Ratburn came out as gay and got married in the season premiere

Mr. Ratburn from the kids' show "Arthur" came out as gay in the new season's premiere.

By Christina Maxouris, CNN

(CNN) -- PBS animated series "Arthur" is back for its 22nd season and the kids' show kicked off with a wedding. 

In the episode "Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone," the title character's third-grade teacher, Mr. Ratburn, marries another male character. 

"It's a brand new world!" one of the students says during the wedding.

Fans of the show on Twitter were quick to express their surprise, both that the teacher is gay and that the show -- a cultural touchstone for many millennials -- is still running.

GLAAD even congratulated the teacher.

The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2018 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved.

Share this article:
Save with
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
Close

2 Comments

Post a comment
KingHazaman 1 hours ago
Hello Everyone,
Am King by name, Am really grateful and thankful for what Dr.Manbela has done for me and my family. i have be suffering from Herpes for good three years with no solution, the diseases almost took my life and because I was unable to work and I was also loosing lots of money for medication, but one faithful day when I went online, I met lots of testimonies about this great man so I decided to give it a try and to God be the glory he did it. If you need his help or you also want to get cured just the way I got mine, just email him below drmanbelaherbalhome@gmail.com, and get your healing. He has cure for other deadly diseases like cancer, Hiv/Aids, Hepatitis,Diabetes,Urinary treat infection,impotence,Infertility,Diarrhea,Asthma, bed wetting e.t.c. you will also share your testimony.

Thanks DR.MANBELA
sara 10 days ago
Now on children's shows! Gay/lesbian marriage is wrong (because God says it's wrong, end of story) and it's sad to see it portrayed and encouraged. I used to love that show as a child. It will be one I nor my kids never watch again.
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?