‘Bluey’ Fans Not Happy With Pup’s Misgendering During Thanksgiving Parade

Bluey Float
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Bluey has been on the air for about four years and is one of the most popular shows for young children. Bluey tells the story of Bluey — an Australian Blue Heeler dog and her family. Bluey was produced by Ludo Studio for Australian children, but the studio soon teamed up with The Walt Disney Company to bring Bluey and her family to American audiences.

Bluey is now one of the most in-demand shows on Disney Junior, the Disney Channel, and Disney+.

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This year, Bluey made one of her biggest debuts yet — as a float in the 96th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The announcement that Bluey would become a float in the parade was made last month, and fans were beyond excited.

After weeks of waiting, she finally made her way through New York City.

There she is! ? #blueyballoon #MacysParade

While it was super exciting for fans of Bluey to see her make such a big entrance, there was one thing they also couldn’t help but notice. During the live broadcast, CBS reporters kept referring to Bluey as a boy. Bluey is a girl, as is her sister Bingo.

Fans were quick to call out the error.

they kept calling bluey “he” in the thanksgiving parade

Many acknowledged the error, along with the fact that it is a common mistake for people to make, especially if they don’t watch the show.

Minor controversy with the Thanksgiving day parade when the CBS crew kept on misgendering Bluey.

Oh we had the volume low because my mom was complaining about noise, but yeah lol it’s surprisingly common that people think she’s a boy.

The CBS folks keep calling Bluey “he.” Have they never seen Bluey!?

Of course, while they were annoyed at the error, they took the mistake with a grain of salt and called CBS out in a more lighthearted manner.

The fact the CBS crew on the Thanksgiving parade don’t know Bluey is a girl. Don’t disrespect the goat like that.

If you haven’t had the chance to watch Bluey yet — and we highly recommend you do — here’s some more information on the fun show:

This funny and honest look at modern family life celebrates how imaginative play helps shape healthy children. Australian blue heeler puppy Bluey has a boundless imagination and loves to turn daily life into playful adventures. She and little sister Bingo throw themselves into exploring their world, using gameplay to conquer their fears and try out adult roles. And they like nothing more than pulling their parents – particularly Dad – into their fun and games. Mum Chilli’s gone back to work and dad Bandit juggles childcare with working from home. But though he might think he’s in charge, the girls are definitely calling the shots when it comes to playtime – and pretty much everything else!


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The first three seasons of Bluey are available to stream on Disney+. One controversial episode that had been taken out of the Disney+ lineup was recently put back in after Disney received a ton of backlash for censoring the show.

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!