In the promo for the new film, there is a brief scene where a toddler drops her sippy cup after being knocked over by a baby stroller. We then see two women who appear to be a couple and one woman hands the cup back saying “Poor baby, let me get that for you.”
Though only a few seconds in length, this segment sent social media users into a whirlwind of speculation. Some voiced their support. According to US Weekly, one user wrote “If the rumors are true and the first lesbian couple in a disney movie ever is in #FindingDory YAY for a big important step to acceptance!!!!” while another commented on the backlash the trailer is receiving, “People are boycotting Disney because they show a lesbian couple in the Finding Dory trailer…Do they not know who voices Dory?!?”
Of course, the voice of the lovable main character is none other than the fabulous Ellen DeGeneres who famously came out as a lesbian in 1997.