Kids React star who went viral for anti-gay views is now pro-LGBT
A child who went viral in 2013 for his anti-gay views on popular YouTube series Kids React is now pro-LGBT+.
When he was five years old, Lucas Daniel Vazquez responded to a video about same-sex wedding proposals by saying that he would dump a gay friend if they came out.
He added, “I think that you have to find a boy and a girl. I mean, you can get married like that, but gay, you can’t get married,” before telling the audience: “Gay is bad for you.”
this kid’s change of opinion on the LGBT community & gay marriage is GROWTH.
— ᴘᴇᴛᴇʀ (@AriesHomo) March 5, 2019
When he saw the show’s character Cyrus Goodman reveal his sexuality, Lucas said: “Ooh, wowsers, those waterworks are starting to come.”
As Lucas brushed his tears away, he added: “I hate when people that are gay and lesbian… say that they’re different—they’re not really different.”
Watch Kids React star Lucas Daniel Vazquez respond to Andi Mack:
“Is this a try not to cry challenge, because if it was, I would’ve lost immediately,” he continued, smiling through his tears.
Kids React star Lucas Daniel Vazquez explains his 2013 comments
He then opened up about the video from 2013, saying: “I feel like the people who don’t like gay people and everything else—it’s probably because they didn’t learn when they were young.
“I was only five years old, okay. I did not know anything.”
— Kids React star Lucas Daniel Vazquez
“Like, I’m glad that my parents taught me that everybody can live their life. And I do remember when I was young, I did a gay video,” he added.
“Let me clarify something: I was only five years old, okay. I did not know anything. Honestly, in my head, I was like: ‘What the heck is this dude talking about?’
“But now I understand it, because my parents taught me.”
Lucas also promised to lead a campaign for more LGBT+ plotlines if Disney stopped producing queer content after making strides with Andi Mack.
He said: “I feel like there’s going to be more storylines, and if there’s a limit, I will do a protest and have everybody sign the paper.”
The child added that he would bring this petition “to the Disney Channel studio, and be like: ‘This is bajillions of people that signed this paper, you better bring back the storylines.'”
The video has been viewed more than a million times so far on the Fine Brothers Entertainment channel, which has 18 million subscribers.
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Kids React fans celebrate Lucas Daniel Vazquez changing his mind over time
Many viewers commented about how happy they were that Lucas had developed his views.
One said: “I love Lucas! And I’m so glad he recognised his error from when he was younger.”
Another wrote: “Lucas continues to break my heart throughout the episode!! He is absolutely amazing and has grown so much!”
A different user commented: “I was going to talk about how much Lucas has evolved since he started reacting and then he talked about it and I felt some weird telepathy.”
“OH MY GOD!” exclaimed another commenter. “Lucas was so adorable. He cried because of the first one and it was adorable.”