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Finding Dory's 'lesbian couple' stirs controversy

The newly released trailer has stirred speculations that a lesbian couple are to appear in the upcoming film

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Dory, the quirky and amnesiac fish from 2003 blockbuster Finding Nemo, is making her way back in the new film Finding Dory, which has created a bit of controversy.

Ellen DeGeneres will voice Dory, a clown fish who faces adventures as she swims across the ocean to find her lost family.

The newly released trailer has stirred speculations that a lesbian couple are to appear in the upcoming film.

The scene that has prompted that conclusion is when an octopus knocks a child out of the stroller, and the child’s accompanied adults are two women.

Twitter users labeled the scene as ‘Disney/Pixar’s first lesbian couple.’

While many users disagreed and said that the women in the scene could be friends, some suggested there could be subliminal depiction.

The assumption comes after GLADD, a gay and LGBT rights organization criticized Disney for not including any gay characters in the 11 films released in 2015.

Previously this month, a twitter campaign #giveElsaAGirlfriend was launched calling on Disney to include a lesbian relationship in the seq2uel to Frozen. This comes after the movie portrayed Disney/Pixar’s first gay relationship between store-owner Oaken and his partner.