‘Blue’s Clues’ Pride Song in Tune With Filipino American Host’s View of Inclusion, Positivity

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“Blue’s Clues & You,” hosted by Filipino American Joshua Dela Cruz, released a new sing-along video celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community on May 28.

 

A sign of progress: The catchy ditty, which marks the arrival of LGBTQ Pride Month in June, reflects the host’s view of inclusion and positivity, CheatSheet reported.

  • Dela Cruz shared in an earlier interview how he wanted to bring his “sense of peace” to both children and adults. 
  • “Because we are human, there are days when things don’t look so hopeful, and things kind of wear down on us a lot more,” he was quoted as saying. “But then we think about where we are as a society, undoubtedly things are getting better.”
  • As a person of color hosting a beloved show for children, he said he felt a sense of responsibility to promote acceptance and inclusion in his platform.
  • Dela Cruz, who is married to a white woman, admits that while “things are still not great” and society has “so much further to go,” he considers it progress that “maybe 70 years ago my wife and I wouldn’t have been able to get married.”

Updated tune: The “Blue’s Clues Pride” sing-a-along features drag superstar Nina West — from season 11 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” — singing a new version of the song, “The Ants Go Marching,” Rappler reported.

  • West sang with updated lines like “This family has two mommies they love each other so proudly. And they all go marching in the big parade!” in the video.
  • In the clip, animal families with queer, non-binary and trans members joined an animated “Pride parade” with floats and different queer flags.
  • “My pal Blue and I are welcoming Pride this year! Come sing with us!” West shared in a social media post.
  • Another segment of the Pride series showed Blue and Dela Cruz opening mail from children who spoke about the gay and transgender people in their lives, The Washington Examiner reported.

Featured Image via Blue’s Clues & You! (left and right)

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