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New Disney Text to Speech Voices on TikTok Won’t Say Gay, Lesbian or Queer

TikTok Disney Voices

Disney fans were delighted when text-to-speech character voices were introduced to TikTok, until they noticed some strange restrictions on LGBT+ terms.

The text-to-speech voices, including characters Rocket Racoon (Guardians of the Galaxy), C-3PO (Star Wars) and Stitch (friend of Lilo), were added to TikTok on Disney Plus Day on Friday (12 November).

But TikTok users soon noticed that, unlike all other voices on the app, the Disney characters refused to say the words “queer”, “lesbian” and “gay”. If included in the text, the characters will just skip the word, for example when one TikTok user made various voices say “gay rights”, the Disney characters simply said “rights”.

Full Story from Pink News


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