For those of a certain age, Wet was one of the cartoons that defined our childhood, and for its next reboot, there’s been a really big change in one of the characters.
The mother of unruly twins Phil and Lil, Betty DeVille, has been rewritten as openly gay in the new episodes.
Dead to me Actress Natalie Morales is reprising the role of Kath Soucie, who was Betty’s original voice, and said the character is now a great example for young gay people who may not have other characters like her. on television to admire.
“Anyone who watched the original show may have had the impression that Betty was a member of the Alphabet Mafia,” Morales said in a statement.
“Betty is a single mom with her own business who has twins and still has time to hang out with her friends and her community, and I think it’s so great because of the examples of living her happy and healthy life. as a queer person is just such a beacon for young gay people who may not have such examples. “
“And yes, Betty is a fictional cartoon, but even cartoons were hugely influential for me as a kid and if I had watched Wet and seen Betty casually talking about her ex-girlfriend, I think at least part of me would have felt like things might be okay in the future. “
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Tommy Pickles, Chuckie, Angelica, and the others look quite different from those original ’90s cartoons after a very baffling 3D makeover, but the show will definitely be worth watching.
the Wet the reboot has already hit the new US streaming service Paramount +, but no word yet on whether the UK will see it anytime soon.
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