Holy crap... Tranformers has no political message? It’s about a war over oil, Energon is an incredibly crude metaphor for oil. If I recall correctly the Decepticons literally take over an oil field at one point and convert the stuff into Energon, as if to ram the point home. And that’s just the most overt politicisation in Transformers. Your failure to see the politics in something doesn’t mean they aren’t there. To quote Skunk Anansie (appropriately a 90s band headed by one of those pesky “minority puppets”: a black, bi, female, lead singer) “YES IT’S FUCKING POLITICAL, EVERYTHING’S POLITICAL”. And how dare you complain about minorities finally getting some tiny piece of representation in the ocean of stuff aimed precisely at people like you? The vast majority of media in living memory has been aimed at you and some tiny piece of representation for someone else offends you? What a joke. And kids? Hell yeah they need exposure to exactly that sort of thing. Seeing minorities represented positively in media is one of the things that stops them turning into xenophobic, racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, and generally horrid human beings. As for the “Sorry you were offended” bs apology, I’ve lost a lot of respect for some of the people involved in this site who should know better. The site has done nothing to distance itself from the opinions in that podcast, and not doing so is tacitly endorsing them - as is advertising the new ventures of those who espoused them. It’s such a simple thing, it really should not be this hard.