The clip features a brief scene where a toddler drops her sippy cup after being knocked over by a baby stroller. One of the two women walking by picks up the cup and says, "Poor baby, let me get that for you."
The clip is extremely quick and it's quite possible the two women are just standing next to each other or could possibly be friends. However, that didn't stop people on social media from speculating the two women might also be a lesbian couple.
IM SO HAPLY THEY'RE PUTTING A LESBIAN COUPLE IN FINDING DORY!!!???THIS IS SO AWESOME!!! I approve of this, Disney, I approve— ? Josh Phun l-/ (@timmy6919) May 27, 2016
If the rumors are true and the first lesbian couple in a disney movie ever is in #FindingDory YAY for a big important step to acceptance!!!!— Skyleigh Ann (@Skyleigh_Ann) May 27, 2016
If the rumors are true & there's a lesbian couple in finding dory then that's amazing and so important for an entire community of people— Alicia Melissa (@MsAliciaMelissa) May 30, 2016
The main character in the film, "Dory" is voiced by Ellen DeGeneres. DeGeneres came out in 1997 and some people think that might have played a role in the rumors surrounding the women featured in the clip.
What do you think Ellen's deal was for coming back for #FindingDory?— Calvin (@aurosan) May 24, 2016
why would there not be a lesbian couple in finding dory?? y'all forget it's Ellen doing the voice of dory?? tf— buffy (@destiniemeeves) May 31, 2016
The "Finding Dory" speculation comes on the heels of a series of social media campaigns to feature more LGBT characters in Disney movies. Earlier this month, the hashtag #GiveElsaAGirlfriend started to trend on Twitter when some fans urged Disney to make Elsa a lesbian princess.
Disney, which is our parent company, has neither confirmed nor denied rumors surrounding the couple.