Sebastian Gorka, a former aide to Donald Trump and Breitbart editor, has claimed that there is a 'culture war' taking place because there is now a gay character in the children's cartoon Arthur.

In the latest episode of the long-running PBS animated series, Arthur's teacher, Mr Ratburn got married to his partner Patrick, in what was received as a positive and progressive storyline for the show, which started in 1996.

However, Gorka, a renowned far-right conservative who has been described as 'Islamophobic' and has alleged links to Nazi groups, saw the scene in a different light.

During a rant about supposed left-wing culture, Gorka referenced the cartoon as an example of how conservative lifestyles are being wiped out, all because an animated rat married an animated aardvark.

That's been the left from Robespierre to Trotsky to Marcuse to Alinsky to Clinton to Obama to today.

Civil society doesn't exist, friendship doesn't exist, family doesn't exist -- only permanent revolution.

Have you seen what I've posted on my Twitter feed with regards to family? Arthur is a children's cartoon. I think it's actually made with your money, PBS.

My children used to watch Arthur 15 years ago, about a rodent-like creature that lived and had fun in his cartoon world.

The new season of Arthur will have one of Arthur's teachers at school, a male teacher married to a fellow male rodent.

Did you have any questions about there being a culture war, ladies and gentlemen? Did you have any doubt in your mind?

This is a war for our culture, and that's why we exist here on America First on the Salem Radio Network.

This bizarre rant by the 48-year-old who was born in London doesn't appear to make much sense as we fail to see how a single moment from a cartoon represents a 'culture war', but it hasn't stopped people finding it hilarious.

Gorka wasn't the only person who got upset by this episode of Arthur. The website One Million Momslaunched a petition calling for the episode to be pulled from programming immediately.

HT AV Club

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