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A Clip From The New "Proud Family" Reboot Is Going Viral Because Of Its "Truly Honest" Depiction Of Autism

By Chelsea Stewart,


If you grew up watching the original series, you know that The Proud Family has never shied away from addressing serious subjects. Whether it was race relations , religion , or bullying , the show always made sure to include a little bit of everything, for everyone.
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And the reboot's no different. Recently, it got people talking about an episode where Oscar and Trudy learn that one of their twins — you remember Bebe and Cece — likely has autism. While it's a lot for them to take in at that moment, the show does a great job of conveying how many people have felt in that situation, and sharing how to best help and support a child on the spectrum.
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People were so proud:

In the proud family reboot Penny's little brother bebe is on the autism spectrum and I'm so touched they included that in the show

@FineAssIdi 02:24 PM - 02 Feb 2023

The Proud Family reboot mentions Bebe being on the spectrum and the way they went about it has me emotional. Beautiful job. I also love the fact that they didn’t sugarcoat Oscar’s reaction. Because it is natural.

@heyygeorgy 02:27 PM - 02 Feb 2023

Wow the Proud Family is dope for this. I've never seen a cartoon address autism so directly

@aprettyPR 02:52 PM - 02 Feb 2023

Wait I’m even more emotional about that Proud Family autism tweet bc Holly Robinson Peete is voicing the doctor 🥹, big claps for the writers & casting people

@alottabitboojie 05:45 PM - 02 Feb 2023

The New Proud family series on Disney+ covered autism. Omg so heartwarming 😭❤️

@indiamlove 04:42 PM - 02 Feb 2023

omg why is the best explanation of autism and support needs I’ve seen on tv so far the scene where BEBE FROM THE PROUD FAMILY gets diagnosed 😭 I’ve never ever seen it mentioned in a piece of media that someone’s support needs can fluctuate day to day EVER

@WilltheVVise 02:06 PM - 02 Feb 2023

Man... autism being explicitly mentioned, explained in detail, and overall treated with heavy respect - and in a mainstream family cartoon. You love to freaking see it.#TheProudFamilyLouderAndProuder

@Toon4Thought 03:18 AM - 02 Feb 2023

They diagnosed Bebe with Autism on the Proud Family show - the writers did such a great job presenting the diagnoses to parents in a realistic point of view 🫶🏽They also used a real 7 yr old African American boy with Autism to play his voice 🥹🥹🫶🏽 His name is Aiden Dodson.

@ArAmariAl 01:03 PM - 02 Feb 2023

Speaking as someone with Autism, this clip truly warms my heart. S/O to The Proud Family 💙💙💙💙

@Malik_Nova96 05:30 AM - 02 Feb 2023

I am so proud of The Proud Family talking about autism spectrum disorder (ASD). As me being an autistic Black woman myself, I am so happy that this representation is shown. I grew up watching The Proud Family when I was a child, too.

@HudspethLeigh 04:56 PM - 02 Feb 2023

OMG that is so awesome! 😄Some autism representation in the Proud Family !

@scorbunnydream 03:52 PM - 01 Feb 2023

The Juneteenth, colorism, and autism episodes of the Proud family was really cool. it's important for children to see

@indyflowerss 03:15 AM - 02 Feb 2023

How are you feeling about the clip? Let me know in the comments below.

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