Celebs defend same-sex kiss at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Celebs can’t stop talking about the first same-sex kiss ever televised in the Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Parade’s history.

During the parade – broadcast live in front of millions around the country on NBC – the cast of the Broadway musical closed their number with leads Caitlin Kinnunen and Isabelle McCalla sharing a kiss.

Cast member Josh Lamon took to Twitter to celebrate the moment, saying: “The first #LGBTQ kiss in the Parade’s history. We here at @ThePromMusical have never been so proud. #LoveIsLove.”

The musical follows Indiana high schoolers Emma (Kinnunen) and her girlfriend Alyssa (McCalla) who want to go to prom together – but their romance leads the PTA to cancel the dance. This prompts old Broadway stars to come to their defense.

Stars took to Twitter to comment on the kiss by refuting conservative organization ForAmerica’s tweet that said seeing the kiss broke the “innocence” of “millions of small children.”

Alyssa Milano wrote: “My small children’s innocence was broken by active shooting drills in school. Seeing two girls kissing just solidifies what they already innately know. Love is love.”

While country music star Kacey Musgaves added: “Well, in my America, equal love isn’t what breaks innocence.”

And openly gay tennis champ Martina Navratilova tweeted: “Conservative Group Rants About Same-Sex Kiss At Macy’s Parade, Twitter Reacts With Love- innocence broken? I think not.”

“Broadway’s The Prom is grateful to Macy’s and NBC for their acceptance and inclusivity of a community and a story that is about acceptance, tolerance and love,” the musical’s producers Bill Damaschke, Dori Berinstein, and Jack Lane told Entertainment Weekly in a joint statement today. “These are some of the themes reflected in our musical comedy and we are very proud to be the very first LGBTQ kiss on the Thanksgiving Day Parade.”

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