Doc McStuffins is a popular Disney Junior show that parents, kids, and families love for a variety of reasons. It features an African American family with strong female family members such as a mom who is a doctor. The father is a stay-at-home dad and there’s also an adoption line within the show. The New York Times reported two years ago that it was the first TV show with a non-white character to “cross over” bringing in $500 million in merchandise sales.
And yet, despite how amazing this show is for its diversity and portrayal of strong women and adoptive families, it runs the risk of being canceled. On Thursday, the fate of Season 5 of the show had still not been determined and the release date is still TBA — making a lot of parents not happy.
Parents have taken to social media to call on Disney to renew the show.
— LameshaJuniorJohnson (@LameshaJunior) July 2, 2016
— Luke Fedlam (@LukeFedlam) July 2, 2016
it’s important for children of color to have cartoons like #DocMcstuffins because it represents THEM. it is for THEM.
— Nicotine (@MuvaCig) July 2, 2016
— Danny (@cold_blackheart) July 2, 2016
— Brittany Taylor (@Britt_Taylor13) July 3, 2016
— Mary Berry (@mary_berry66) July 3, 2016
— Leesh (@leesham96) July 3, 2016
— Catherine Riganti (@CRiganti) July 3, 2016
— Kisha Avon (@PedsRNRecruiter) July 3, 2016
Though there is no word from Disney Junior yet on whether Doc McStuffins will be renewed or not, they’d be crazy not to with all the love and support for this children’s show. Add your voice to Twitter and other social media channels with the hashtag, #DocMcStuffins!