The voice behind “Let It Go” has endorsed the campaign to make Disney Princess Elsa gay.
Idina Menzel became a household name following the success of the Frozen hit song “Let It Go”.
The star spoke about her involvement in the LGBT community and what she thinks about giving Elsa a girlfriend.
The Disney film was a hit with LGBT fans as it was one of very few blockbusters created by the company were the princess doesn’t end up with a prince. A huge number of the LGBT community saw “Let It Go” as a coming out anthem, and are now pushing for Elsa to be gay in the sequel.
Menzel was a little surprised at the initial idea of Elsa being gay. “I’m excited that the conversation is happening. I can’t promise anybody that that’s what’s gonna happen.” she said to Pride Source. “But deep down am I really happy that it’s causing people to talk about it and have these kinds of conversations? Yeah I am.”
However, the Tony Award winner wasn’t sure if the world was quite ready for a lesbian princess.
She said: “We keep making all these strides. We’ve made a lot of strides in the last couple of years, and then all of a sudden the hate and the vitriol within our country is exposed and you’re like, “What happened? We’re in the ancient times again.”
Menzel’s claim to fame in the LGBT community doesn’t solely exist on her Disney carer. The actor, singer and songwriter has also stared in gay favourites Rent and Wicked. She spoke about how being involved in the LGBT community was important to her from a young age.
The singer said: “All the women that I’ve revered in my life have been beloved by the gay community. So, when I was younger it was like, if I’m not in with that club, then I haven’t made it. So, as soon as I felt like I was being included and appreciated and supported (by the LGBT community), it just really meant everything to me.”
The GiveElsaAGirlfriend campaign is reminiscent of the movement to give captain America a boyfriend as Marvel fans longed for a more diverse sexuality in their heroes.