Marvel fans called for a boyfriend for Captain America on Twitter following a campaign by “Frozen” fans to give Elsa a girlfriend.
#GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend began trending on the social media platform Tuesday, with fans vying for characters like Steve Roger’s childhood friend Bucky Barnes and "Avengers" member Sam Wilson to be Roger's significant other in future movies.
Similarly, #GiveElsaAGirlfriend was trending earlier this month.
At the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, the voice of Elsa in Pixar's "Frozen," Idina Menzel, spoke to "Entertainment Tonight" (ET) about her support for the campaign to introduce an LGBT plot to the movie's sequel.
"I think it's great," Menzel told ET in regards to #GiveElsaAGirlfriend. "Disney's just got to contend with that. I'll let them figure that out. No matter what, [Elsa] changed my life."
Some fans contend that giving Elsa and Captain America same-sex partners in subsequent films would give LGBT children characters to relate to and would increase representation in the media.
“#GiveElsaAGirlfriend because LGBT kids deserve to know that there is nothing wrong with them,” shared Twitter user Jeffrey Marsh.
“Love is an open door. That door should be open to everyone, not just straight people,” tweeted @bivanessaives.
“Giving him a bf won't be the end of the world. It would just make queer kids relate more,” said @Gayleyy on Twitter.
Others are against the idea of Elsa dating a girl, arguing that the benefit of the movie's plot is that it does not focus on a romantic relationship.
“A straight girl can still be comfortable, happy and confident without a man. Just saying no need to #GiveElsaAGirlfriend,” shared @gessicasayz.
Because of Roger's past love interests with Peggy Carter and Sharon Carter, some fans argue that a future relationship with a man against would be against his character.
“#GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend doesn't make since it goes against his character as a whole,” said Twitter user Josh Smith.
“#GiveCaptainamericaABoyfriend is one of the dumbest hashtags I have seen. Can't he and Bucky just be friends? What is wrong with that?” tweeted Jim Fitz.
While Menzel has shown support for the fervor on Twitter, Chris Evans who plays Steve Rogers in the Marvel franchise has not yet commented on Captain America’s trending hashtag.