Because when I was here, kids kissed all the time. This is a show that's always been able to represent the world and talk about it without being so issue-heavy. My kid or the boy with the nail polish? We can do it through the dynamics of the family," she said. “I don’t need your kid confusing him into thinking he’s something he isn’t!”. Mark: Is liking someone always gonna be this hard? Sign up for our NB Daily newsletter to receive the latest news. Meet Darlene and David's son Mark, who sometimes wears girls' clothing. All Rights Reserved. Austin doesn't kiss boys. “You told me I shouldn’t hide who I am, and look what happened,” he says. But Hollywood is really pushing the homosexual angle on children lately. Why isn’t that possibility mentioned? The 3rd child of the Conner family and was the youngest before his little brother, Jerry Garcia, was born. You know, I think the hard part is that you know who you are at a very early age. The Roseanne spin-off The Conners featured an important coming-out story for Darlene’s 12-year-old son Mark this week. ABC’s The Conners has left hints here and there that Darlene’s (Sara Gilbert) 12-year-old son Mark (Ames McNamara) might be gay and from the start of Tuesday night’s episode, “A Kiss is Just a Kiss,” Mark is seen wearing a skirt over leggings. Mark: My life would be so much easier if I wasn't gay. The scene ends with Darlene and David group-hugging their son while Mark says, “I love myself! The episode provides a platform to educate viewers of the dangers of homophobia and the importance of being loving and supportive of LGBTQ kids. My kid or the boy with the nail polish?”, “You raise your kid however you want, but I’ve got enough on my plate raising Austin by myself,” she says. The mission of the Media Research Center is to create a media culture in America where truth and liberty flourish. That is why MRC Culture exists: to defend and Darlene: Well, that's not what I heard. That's not how he was raised. Is this because they're two boys? Crawford was nominated for an Emmy Award as Best Supporting Actor at age 13. Darlene: Hey, wearing nail polish doesn't make you a liar. Darlene: What?! under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and contributions to the MRC are She also noted that the season includes an episode which focuses heavily on Mark's clothing choices. He's caught in a really bad situation. And that was the first time. During shooting, Chuck frequently referred to Johnny as "my little posse pardner." Mark tells his parents he’s mad at Austin and at them for encouraging him to be himself. You don't wanna live like that, right? David: I'd just like to make an opening statement. Later, Mark and Darlene and Mark’s father David (Johnny Galecki) meet with the principal, along with Austin and his grandmother: Darlene: I think we can take care of this in a couple minutes. You said you liked me. on the original series was played by then-child actor Michael Fishman and reprised by Fishman in the revival. “Maybe you don’t want to accept the fact that your grandkid might be gay, but you scaring him into denying it is just going to ruin his life,” Darlene fires back. Austin has to do that. Um, well, as Mark's father, I-I'm no longer taking a sidelines position on his upbringing. They never portray people of Christian faith, for example, who believe homosexuality is a sin, but are still kind and loving to all. One of those new faces will be Roseanne's gender nonconforming grandson Mark, played by actor Ames McNamara. $25 a month goes a long way in the fight for a free and fair media. We are part of the only He's too young to be gay and he doesn't identify as transgender, but he just likes wearing that kind of clothing and that's where he is at this point in his life," said executive producer Sara Gilbert, who also plays Darlene in the show. © 2005-2020, Media Research Center. After Darlene speaks to the principal, she announces to her family, “So, we have to go see the principal tomorrow because your school has a 'No PDA' rule and somebody posted a picture of you kissing your friend Austin at school." This whole thing's crazy. if you take the standard I don't need your kid confusing him into thinking he's something he isn't! Principal: I'm sorry, but we have rules about public displays of affection. Darlene: Well, you know that's because of his grandmother, not because of you. I heard her coughing in the hallway. Darlene: Hey, you know what? Darlene: Hey, don't be mad at Austin. Now, Austin, I know this is hard, but you just got to tell the truth. 21 Pumpkin Faces to Carve or Design This Halloween, 75 Creative Couple Halloween Costumes for Any Duo, 40+ Seriously Cute Halloween Cupcake Ideas, 32 Epic '80s Costumes to Try This Halloween, Everything We Know About the \'Roseanne\' Revival, How the New "Roseanne" Will Show the Two Beckys, "Roseanne" Promo Jokes About Dan\'s Return, This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. And that's great. As the Roseanne revival gets closer to premiering, fans are excited to see some familiar faces (Dan's back!) David Jacob "D.J." He received the nomination for his role as Yeah, love is freakin' brutal. The Roseanne spin-off The Conners featured an important coming-out story for Darlene’s 12-year-old son Mark this week.