Disney Channel has written history – and delighted fans – by portraying its very first gay teen couple in the serial finale of the Andi Mack show.
The last episode of the series was broadcast on Friday and concluded with one of the main characters, 13-year-old Cyrus Goodman, hand in hand and a link with fellow high school student TJ.
The groundbreaking moment was a major scoop for Disney Channel and fans – who had previously seen Cyrus & # 39; coming out in the show – are both moved and happy with the ending.
Groundbreaking: Disney Channel made history on Friday by portraying its very first gay teenage couple during the serial finale of the show Andi Mack
A big problem! In the final Cyrus gets a relationship with TJ, with the two lovingly hand in hand
The show, which ran for three seasons and was a top class for the six to fourteen demographic groups, follows the life of high school Andi Mack and her friends and family.
The show has been considered groundbreaking for quite some time, especially since an episode was broadcast in October 2017, in which one of Andi & # 39; s tween friends comes out as gay.
Cyrus (played by real 17-year-old Joshua Rush) admits Andy and their friend Buffy that he is in love with another boy, Andi & # 39; s friend Jonah.
The moment made headlines, with Cyrus being the first ever Disney Channel character to appear in a show.
Now in the final, Cyrus brought another & # 39; first & # 39; to the family-friendly network: he and his friend TJ (played by Luke Mullen, who is also 17 in real life) start dating.
Gay: The show first touched the subject when Cyrus came to his friends
Including: the show has been praised for the sensitive display of teen sexuality
Feelings: The creator of the show, Terri Minsky, said about keeping control: & # 39; I think the first physical contact with someone is so intense & # 39;
The romantic connection is incredibly clean. The boys spend a scene singing Lady Gag & # 39; s Born This Way together before they talk about being a couple.
They hold hands – but that's it then.
And although the characters may not have explicitly stated that they are officially dating, the cast and the creator of the show did.
& # 39; Boys, girls and friends, I can now tell you: Tire end game cannon and confirmed, & # 39; star Joshua wrote, referring to the pair of portmanteau for TJ and Cyrus.
& # 39; TYRUS. IS. ENDGAME, & # 39; tweeted Luke.
& # 39; Honored to be part of such a & # 39; n groundbreaking show, & # 39; he added. & # 39; I hope my character can inspire people to be proud of who they are and who they love. & # 39;
Here for: Joshua Rush, who plays Cyrus, confirmed the romance for fans on Twitter
Puppy love: Luke Mullen, who plays TJ, also confirmed that & # 39; Tire & # 39; – TJ and Cyrus – were a couple
Make a difference: Luke also wrote that he was honored to be part of the show
Fans are also thrilled to tweet two-step responses and GIF & # 39; s to express their excitement.
Terri Minsky, who created the show and is also the writer behind Lizzie McGuire and The Geena Davis Show, spoke with Pasta magazine about the decisions made to make the final.
& # 39; They are still in high school, you know, & # 39; she said she chose to just hold hands with them. & # 39; And I know that people do things in high school, but I think I feel that it is. a lot of. because you know, the leader of the basketball team, to hold a boy at a party.
& # 39; I don't feel like a kiss for these characters in a way. Much of that story, much of that journey between Cyrus and TJ was a subtext, and I think that whatever they said to each other, they didn't actually say it in words.
& # 39; And even that last conversation is not explicit. I love that they reach out to each other at that moment and hold hands, in my mind, in the world we live in, in the story of this relationship, that's a lot.
Yas! Fans were overjoyed with the relationship and tweeted about the end
& # 39; I think the first physical contact with someone is that intense, & # 39; she went on. & # 39; The feeling of their hand and your hand intertwined, how unusual and connected and intense that is.
& # 39; I just felt that this was the story of these characters, that they finally understood what they were saying to each other, and it wasn't like they had to ask themselves, does he say this? or does he think so?
& # 39; It didn't need a kiss for the story. Adding a kiss would have been the first thing to do, and I didn't want that. I would really like us to have another season or another story, I would like to have the first LGBTQ kiss at Disney. & # 39;
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