The American Family Association is warning its members away from the animated Shark Tale. Apparently there’s a vegetarian shark whose “mannerisms and voice tend toward the effeminate.” This shark also dresses as a dolphin. But that’s not the worst part. Oh no. Before the film is over, the cross-dressing vegetarian shark’s macho father comes to accept him. “I love you son,” the dad says, “no matter what you eat or how you dress.” Quel horreur! A cross-dressing vegetarian shark whose dad loves him!
“Shark Tale,” the AFA’s Ed Vitagliano writes, “comes far too close to taking a bite out of traditional moral and spiritual beliefs.”
You can’t make up stuff this good. (Hat tip Andrew Sullivan.)