Disney Channel’s Life With Derek Is (Finally) Being Called Out For Incestuous Overtones
Life With Derek was on Disney Channel from 2005 to 2009, but more than a decade after the show aired its final episode, it’s trending. Thanks to a viral tweet calling out Life With Derek for some incest-y overtones between Derek and Casey, who just so happen to be step-siblings, people are re-examining some questionable scenes from the OG Disney show. Perhaps these suggestions is why, with Disney+‘s long list of Disney Channel Original Shows from years’ past streaming on the service, LWD is nowhere to be found. (FWIW: you can stream on Tubi.)
It took y’all 15 years to realize Life with Derek was not supposed to be on Disney Channel… pic.twitter.com/oSWotfqx8U
— If you my hoe, I’m Joe 🎭 (@NoShxtKyng) January 21, 2020
Life With Derek is trending rn and 10+ years later I still can’t believe that Disney and Canada got away w this shit we all thought they were gonna smash at some point 🥵pic.twitter.com/8BHYTLHP70
— Joshua Bautista (@joshb3600) January 21, 2020
I saw Life With Derek trending & thought it was being revived but it’s just people realizing the incest pic.twitter.com/OuRJlfRR7b
— ♍🌙 (@TamaraAisha2) January 21, 2020
The newfound interest in the Canadian TV show has lead to the resurfacing of an old MTV article — where the lead actors who play Derek and Casey, Michael Seater and Ashley Leggat, respectively, ship their characters together, too! In fact, Michael teased that the almost-spinoff, which had a script but never aired, Life With Derek, Again, “started with Casey and Derek in bed together … [but] I’m not gonna tell you the context of it.”
The two actors have reacted to the trend, which Ashley says happens “yearly,” thanks to nostalgia.
— Ashley Leggat (@AshleyLeggat) January 21, 2020
“And doin the dishes” really here for these trips down Life with Derek memory lane. I’m SENT. https://t.co/6wKRWJwhAh
— Michael Seater (@michaelseater) January 21, 2020
Now that you’re either a #Dasey shipper or deeply disturbed by it, you can watch Michael Seater and Ashley Leggat act out fan fiction as their characters.