Twitter may have thought #givecaptainamericaaboyfriend and #giveelsaagirlfriend were fun distractions, but we took it very seriously — we want to see these movie icons on our team! For starters, GLAAD called out Disney in its annual Studio Accountability Index for having exactly zero LGBT characters in its movies. Apparently, though, we're not the only ones so vested in the love lives of fictional characters. Here's our favorite social media longing:
Stephen Colbert's Late Show is already trying to guess who Cap's new boyfriend will be. Is there a Captain Brazil?
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) May 26, 2016
The day after #givecaptainamericaaboyfriend started trending, Marvel comics revealed Captain America to be an agent of the evil Hydra instead. The Nerdist replaces his instantly-infamous "Hail Hydra" with the sentence fans really wanted.
— Nerdist (@nerdist) May 25, 2016
Patton Oswalt's comedian brother Matt gets to the root of the real question we all have about this issue. What do you think?
hope they #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend to finally settle 40-year debate between Patton and I on whether Captain America is a top or bottom
— Matt Oswalt (@MattOswaltVA) May 24, 2016
This Disney enthusiast points out the problem with a major argument against #giveelsaagirlfriend:
— QuanDisney (@QuanDisney) May 25, 2016
Melanie Gorsalitz pitches the Frozen/Rent crossover we didn't know we needed.
— Melanie Gorsalitz (@Melanie_Beth7) May 23, 2016
E! Online editor Jenna Mullins points out that maybe the whole discussion is moot. (Do they hold hands in this gif? Let's go with they hold hands.)
— Jenna Mullins (@JBomb11) May 24, 2016
Chris Hardwick gets a bunch of jokes in on the idea on his Comedy Central show @midnight. "No word who will voice the couple's matching French bulldogs."
These classic characters have a lot of catching up to do!
— @midnight (@midnight) May 24, 2016
Comedian Dillon Stevenson has an idea for a more timely hashtag:
— Ol' QWERTY Bastard (@TheDiLLon1) May 25, 2016
Finally, this prolific Twitter user, like most of us, is just looking out for number one:
— DeathRay (@Blerg_Macklin) May 24, 2016