Wasn't He Gay in the Animated?

Wait, the "gay" in the new B&B flick is Gaston's little #2 buddy? Wasn't he gay in the animated?

I remember when fops were comic relief - funny not for their sexuality but for their very foppishness. Paul Lynde. Same for transsies. See: Uncle Milty.

Used to be ha ha it's funny because he's so effeminate. Now they try to make that heroic or important.

And, yeah, even in the animated, in the end, I thought Belle should have taken one look at the saved-transformed beast and said, uh, can you change back, else I gotta go...