Parents, pay attention. This is not the Walt Disney of yesteryear. Anyone paying attention know that it has actually been a long time coming, and now Disney power players and executives are making it crystal clear that big changes are underway within Disney. President Karey Burke recently spoke, revealing that she is committing to having 50% of Disney's characters be racial minorities and/or of LGBTQIA persuasion. Inside the Magic wrote of Burke’s recent remarks.
Today’s Disney has gone full woke mode, caving to far-left ideologies that ban mention of boys versus girls, ladies versus gentlemen, in favor of LGBTQ agendas that deny any differences between sexes and that insist gender is as changeable as clothing. Many Disney-loving Americans are boycotting the entertainment and media conglomerate over fears it has 'surrendered to the woke mob'.
Furious families are speaking out after Disney CEO Bob Chapek promised to work to overturn Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' so-called "Don't Say Gay" Bill and apologized to the LGBTQIA community for not being 'a stronger ally in the fight for equal rights.' His comments came after Disney employees staged a walk-out in protest of the company's response to the new Florida law.
But the reaction was the last straw for many conservative families who are angry that their children's favorite animated films are being used 'to indoctrinate the children of America into becoming the woke activists of tomorrow'. They also point to other moves by the newly woke Disney, such as including a same-sex kiss in the new Lightyear movie, adding 'racism' warnings on children's classics such as Peter Pan and The Jungle Book, and changing it's greetings at parks from 'boys and girls' greeting to the gender neutral 'dreamers of all ages'.
Texas father of two, Trent Talbot, told Fox News that Disney caved to woke culture. "Disney has surrendered to the woke mob and is using its platform to indoctrinate the children of America into becoming the woke activists of tomorrow". He added, "Kids need entertainment that is a refuge from this crazy culture, where they can be entertained with just great stories and fun characters. And parents should have confidence that their children are seeing and hearing stories that are good and true".
Wokeness is a cancer. It’s authoritarianism diguised in a very thin veneer of virtue. We can remove systemic injustice, but these efforts to bully people into conforming to a clearly oppressive political ideology is harmful to any society. And Disney’s facade of virtue is completely hypocritical. One only has to look at their efforts to appeal to the CCP to see that. But there are many other examples, and the reason for this is because they have many degenerate and corrupt people who want to control others working in upper management.
The sad truth is, Disney would be little affected (at least financially), if Conservative-leaning people around the world stopped supporting anything and everything Disney, including spending thousands of dollars every year at their theme parks. Unfortunately, there just aren't enough people with strong enough moral convictions to actually make the sacrifice.