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BoJack Horseman star reveals beautiful reaction from fans to his character’s sexuality

Vic Parsons October 30, 2019
(Netflix)

Asexual character Todd Chavez (right). (Netflix)

He added, “I think it’s so nice to have a character on TV — especially on a show so powerful like BoJack — that represents a community that should be represented.”

Todd, BoJack’s wacky, lovable, surprisingly insightful sidekick, came out as asexual in the third episode of season four, which came out in September 2017.

The episode showed Todd rushing around, selflessly making everyone else’s lives better, before he stops in at Bojack’s and gets a huge weight off his shoulders.

“I think I’m… asexual,” he hesitantly tells the main character.

“A sexual what? Dynamo? Deviant? Harassment lawsuit waiting to happen?” Bojack responds, comically.

“No, asexual – not sexual,” Todd explains, later adding that “It actually feels nice to finally say it out loud.”

People loved the scene, with some reacting emotionally to their sexuality being shown on an award-winning show with such prominence.

Kara Anderson commented on YouTube: “Whenever I read about people crying when they see themselves represented in media for the first time, I thought they were exaggerating but then I saw this episode and started bawling my eyes out.

“As an asexual person, I could not ask for a better character to be that representation, and the whole process of Todd’s self-discovery journey was handled so well.”

Hol Jay wrote: “As an asexual, for this to be happening in a popular TV show is so amazing I’m literally crying!”

More: aaron paul, Asexuality, bojack horseman, todd chavez

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