A controversial new animated short done in the “Pixar art” style has been tearing up the Internet and causing all kinds of havoc.
The short shows a middle school boy coming out of the closet as gay as he chases down “the boy of his dreams.”
Yes, America, this really is the world we live in today.
According to TheBlaze, The animated short video “In a Heartbeat” — about a “closeted” middle school boy who “runs the risk of being outed by his own heart after it pops out of his chest to chase down the boy of his dreams” — has garnered more than 21 million views and 188,000 comments as of Monday after hitting YouTube only a week ago.
The 4-minute clip, which contains no dialogue, shows a red-haired boy (Sherwin) obsessing and following a dark-haired boy (Jonathan) — the “most popular boy” among their classmates — as they walk toward Newgate Junior High School.
Sherwin’s heart literally does pop out of his chest and pursues Jonathan — much to the embarrassment of Sherwin, who appears terrified by his feelings.