Disney is trash part what by now?

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The Walt Disney Company loves to brand its theme parks, and to an extent the brand as a whole, as “The Happiest Place on Earth.”

This sentiment is largely true for the tens of millions of families that enjoy the company’s movies, parks and merchandise every year, and for decades the company fostered an almost pointedly apolitical, family friendly brand.

But in the last few years, leftist talking points about race and gender have crept into Disney’s programming, and the company itself has even spoken out about political causes. While it may seem that this represents yet another example of a powerful institution being overrun by a tide of left-wing activists, something far more insidious, and consequential for America’s youth, is behind Disney’s change in company strategy.

Disney vehemently condemned Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill, which was recently signed into law by Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. The law prevents teachers and school administrators from discussingRsexuality and gender identity with children in kindergarten through third grade.

“Florida’s HB 1557, also known as the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, should never have passed and should never have been signed into law,” Disney said in a statement from late March. “Our goal as a company is for this law to be repealed by the legislature or struck down in the courts, and we remain committed to supporting the national and state organizations working to achieve that.”



When one of the largest and most powerful companies on the planet makes the repeal of a democratically-passed law a “goal as a company,” beware.

In the midst of Disney’s denunciation of Florida’s education bill, apparently leaked videos of internal staff meetings at the company revealed that the leadership at Disney has implemented a coordinated campaign to expose young children to the same radical gender ideology the bill tries to keep away from kids.

Vivian Ware, Disney’s Diversity and Inclusion manager, announced in one of the meetings that staff at theme parks will no longer say “boys and girls” or “ladies and gentlemen” when addressing crowds. They will be required to say “Hello, everyone,” or “Hello, friends” in order to seem more inclusive.

An executive producer at the company, Latoya Raveneau, bragged about injecting “queerness” into children’s programming and remarked that the rest of leadership at Disney were well aware of her “not-at-all-secret gay agenda.”


Corporate president Karey Burke noted that the company had been specifically targeting Millennials and Gen Zers with “inclusion content” on one of its subsidiary channels, Freeform, for years, while CEO Bob Chapek promised to create a taskforce to ensure that more LGBT content reaches children.

Disney isn’t pushing radical gender ideology onto children to satiate its employees’ sick sexual desires or even to brainwash kids into becoming Democratic Party cadres. The only thing Disney cares about is making money, whether that means cooperating with a government that is committing genocide or using child labor to create products for children. As it turns out, there’s a potentially massive profit to be made from indoctrinating kids with critical race theory and gender ideology.

The Walt Disney Company may well represent the most successful marketing entity in the history of modern capitalism. Everything that Disney produces, from its toy lines to its movies to the positioning of trash cans at Disney World, is meticulously designed to maintain the company’s squeaky clean, family-friendly image while also appealing to as many customers as possible. It’s absolutely crazy how much thought and ingenuity goes into keeping park goers happy and, more importantly, spending. And it’s paid off, both monetarily and in the legions of Disney fanatics that flock to the parks and movie theaters.

But pushing gender ideology on small children when a majority of Americans, 68%, have said they are less likely to continue purchasing Disney products because of the company’s plan to include more sexual ideology in its content doesn’t appear at first glance to be the smartest decision the company has ever made.

Until you realize what these ideologies do to kids.

Disney pushes this stuff on children not to catapult them into a perverse early adulthood but rather to emotionally stunt them and keep them in a perpetual childhood wherein every selfish whim is celebrated without question or consequence.

Both critical race theory and radical gender ideology condemn reason in favor of emotion and sentimentality. Someone feels like another gender, so they are one; chromosomes and basic biology be damned. Another person feels like they are a victim of systemic racism, so they are; no matter what the statistics say.

They also divide people into us vs. them camps wherein someone is wholly good or wholly evil based on superficial characteristics. Those in the oppressed category and their suppliant “allies” are good. Those who belong to a group determined to be “dominant” or those who question the ideology are invariably bad. This makes children more distrustful of one another but more pliant toward authority, as long as that authority places them in the “good” category.

Most importantly, they foster a sense of entitlement. These ideologies teach that those from oppressed groups deserve restitution and shouldn’t be held to the same standards as people from “oppressor” groups. Those standards can be grades at school, basic social skills or adherence to the law.

If someone is part of a sexual or racial minority, they must not only be protected but also celebrated. The leeway given to this paradoxically celebrated yet simultaneously oppressed class by leftists in powerful institutions encourages antisocial and destructive behavior. We saw journalists and academics make excuse after excuse for the destruction wrought by the George Floyd riots in 2020.

This way of acting and thinking is fundamentally childish, and that’s what Disney’s end goal is by promoting these ideologies: turn spoiled, petulant kids into spoiled, petulant adults.

Why? Because a grown adult who allows their emotions to overcome their reason, behaves immaturely by closing themselves off to differing opinions, believes they are entitled to praise and has low impulse control because they’ve never been told challenged or told no is the perfect consumer.

A lot of parents may disagree with Disney’s strategy now, but their kids growing up under these ideologies are going to be much more sympathetic, and gullible, to the company’s programming. And once those kids grow up, become working adults and get access to credit cards, they’ll become unquestioning acolytes to the Disney brand — the brand they believe helped foster their identity.

So, while in the short term, Disney may well take a slight loss from disgruntled parents cancelling their annual family trip down to Florida, but they’re banking that in the long run, given Disney’s near-complete domination of kids’ pop culture, they’ll have a motivated and loyal customer base in the future.

But, of course, Disney is overlooking the social ills caused by these ideologies. The increased racial tensions, the mental health crisis afflicting LGBT youth and the general breakdown of civil society in the face of hyper-partisanship are all byproducts of critical race theory and radical gender theory.

Children are growing up lonelier, angrier and more confused about the world they live in than at any other point in this nation’s history. But it would seem that everything, even the souls of America’s youth, is for sale at “The Happiest Place on Earth.”
 

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A lot of words/complaints about a corp exercising it's right to say what they believe. If you don't like Disney - don't go there and don't buy their products - that is your rigt.
Now it seems the local government and taxpayers around Disney are going to have to start providing services like roads, police, fire.... Here come the tax increses.
 

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A lot of words/complaints about a corp exercising it's right to say what they believe. If you don't like Disney - don't go there and don't buy their products - that is your rigt.
Now it seems the local government and taxpayers around Disney are going to have to start providing services like roads, police, fire.... Here come the tax increses.

You don' t seem very bright for someone who claims they are an executive for a large company. The only tax increase the locals will see is Disney paying their "fair share".

The increased revenue from Disney taxes will more than cover the increased expenditures.
 

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A lot of words/complaints about a corp exercising it's right to say what they believe. If you don't like Disney - don't go there and don't buy their products - that is your rigt.
Now it seems the local government and taxpayers around Disney are going to have to start providing services like roads, police, fire.... Here come the tax increses.
And Disney could be required to pay higher taxes.
 

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You don' t seem very bright for someone who claims they are an executive for a large company. The only tax increase the locals will see is Disney paying their "fair share".

The increased revenue from Disney taxes will more than cover the increased expenditures.
I heard an estimate property taxes could potentially go an average of $250 a household in that county . Republicans dispute that, either way it's not a serious amount.
Many people face such increases for various reasons.
 

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This was a really stupid thing to do on Disney's part and it just goes to show that the entire media/entertainment industry has caved to the pressures of woke extremists.

It will cost them. Most of the country does not want their children exposed to this stuff. People of conviction will avoid Disney when they become familiar with this story.

By extension the Democratic Party is imploding. It has aligned with the extreme left, which most people are against. Instead of Universal Healthcare they are finding that they voted to inflame race and gender issues, then force feed it all throughout the country. And then they are ignoring something that is important to everybody -- inflation.

People will only become more educated over the next 6 months.

The Democratic Party is going down. Look for them to get desperate. They will push "voting rights" or some new freebie program that is too good to refuse.
 

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What would be cool is if Orange and Osceola counties re/overvalue the Disney assets and tax them accordingly and then provide Disney with shitty quality service relative to what Disney was paying for these services prior.

Each year thereafter, the properties get reappraised higher, the services get worse and people start avoiding the Disney properties. If Disney bitches, the counties say “Have you considered moving?”

This couldn’t be happening to a more deserving company.
 

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What would be cool is if Orange and Osceola counties re/overvalue the Disney assets and tax them accordingly and then provide Disney with shitty quality service relative to what Disney was paying for these services prior.

Each year thereafter, the properties get reappraised higher, the services get worse and people start avoiding the Disney properties. If Disney bitches, the counties say “Have you considered moving?”

This couldn’t be happening to a more deserving company.
Well, let's see, Trump Cultist. Your boycott list is growing, and your entertainment options are shrinking:

1. No NBA (Damn those silly negroes, right? But you're likely backsliding now that the NBA playoffs are going on);
2. No NFL (You've got their knee, right?)
3. No Hollywood films;
4. No Hollywood produced TV;
5. No MSM;
6. No music concerts, other than C&W, Kid Rock, Ted Nugent, and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. (Can Bruce Willis sing? Someone wake him up.)
7. No Broadway plays. (WAY too Wokeist.)

You've still got hockey and NASCAR. Lucky you.
 
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Well, let's see, Trump Cultist. Your boycott list is growing, and your entertainment options are shrinking:

1. No NBA (Damn those silly negroes, right? But you're likely backsliding now that the NBA playoffs are going on);
2. No NFL (You've got their knee, right?)
3. No Hollywood films;
4. No Hollywood produced TV;
5. No MSM;
6. No music concerts, other than C&W, Kid Rock, Ted Nugent, and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. (Can Bruce Willis sing? Someone wake him up.)
7. No Broadway plays. (WAY too Wokeist.)

You've still got hockey and NASCAR. Lucky you.
Other than watching the NFL a bit (got to admit there are many amazing qbs and there were some good playoff games), I have pretty much shut out the rest of your list. Certainly feel that I am better off for it. Hollywood has been on my sh*tlist for about 15 years. Have watched several crummy superhero/tech type movies. The US would be a much better place if more people had my viewing habits.

You could have added baseball to the list of boycott ready businesses. It is innately boring and has innately stupid leadership. (See Allstar game decision)

Since you live in such a bubble, you can't imagine surviving without the junk you imbibe all of the time. For sure, you would be much better informed and not a purveyor of completely false conspiracy theories, if you didn't watch msm propaganda and take it seriously.
 
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Since you live in such a bubble, you can't imagine surviving without the junk you imbibe all of the time.

1. I live in a bubble?!1 Moi?!! Who is the one who can't go to a sporting event, a concert, a movie, or watch a TV show because he is incapable of separating his entertainment from his political viewpoint. It should be getting increasingly isolating for you out there.

2. The "junk I imbibe all the time?" Said the guy who watches nothing but Faux News.
 

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Other than watching the NFL a bit (got to admit there are many amazing qbs and there were some good playoff games), I have pretty much shut out the rest of your list. Certainly feel that I am better off for it. Hollywood has been on my sh*tlist for about 15 years. Have watched several crummy superhero/tech type movies. The US would be a much better place if more people had my viewing habits.

You could have added baseball to the list of boycott ready businesses. It is innately boring and has innately stupid leadership. (See Allstar game decision)

Since you live in such a bubble, you can't imagine surviving without the junk you imbibe all of the time. For sure, you would be much better informed and not a purveyor of completely false conspiracy theories, if you didn't watch msm propaganda and take it seriously.
Exactly.
 

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A lot of words/complaints about a corp exercising it's right to say what they believe. If you don't like Disney - don't go there and don't buy their products - that is your rigt.
Now it seems the local government and taxpayers around Disney are going to have to start providing services like roads, police, fire.... Here come the tax increses.
Interestingly, normally when discussing Disney, papers down here describe it as a company that exploits employees, low balls pay, Doesn't pay taxes etc...you get the drift.
Today the story is that disney is a model "citizen", employs thousands of floridians, contributes much to Orlando area and, yes, pays a lot in taxes.
What a difference a day makes
 

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Interestingly, normally when discussing Disney, papers down here describe it as a company that exploits employees, low balls pay, Doesn't pay taxes etc...you get the drift.
Today the story is that disney is a model "citizen", employs thousands of floridians, contributes much to Orlando area and, yes, pays a lot in taxes.
What a difference a day makes
The only standards they have are none.
 
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Who is discriminating against gay people?
There is nothing in the language of that bill that is anti gay. Talking about sexual orientation to pre k to 3rd graders is prohibited . It does not say gay orientation. It includes all sexual orientation because it's not age appropriate.
Sexual predators are also opposite sex too of course . I guess you could call it a don't say straight bill too if your were a lying piece of trash like the left.
 

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A lot of words/complaints about a corp exercising it's right to say what they believe. If you don't like Disney - don't go there and don't buy their products - that is your rigt.
Now it seems the local government and taxpayers around Disney are going to have to start providing services like roads, police, fire.... Here come the tax increses.
Not if the state says no.
 
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Well, let's see, Trump Cultist. Your boycott list is growing, and your entertainment options are shrinking:

1. No NBA (Damn those silly negroes, right? But you're likely backsliding now that the NBA playoffs are going on);
2. No NFL (You've got their knee, right?)
3. No Hollywood films;
4. No Hollywood produced TV;
5. No MSM;
6. No music concerts, other than C&W, Kid Rock, Ted Nugent, and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. (Can Bruce Willis sing? Someone wake him up.)
7. No Broadway plays. (WAY too Wokeist.)

You've still got hockey and NASCAR. Lucky you.
Haven't watched an NBA game in years, even before woke set in. (owned by China)

Still watch the NFL on occasion, but my viewer decline started way before the knee taking, had more to do with wife and girlfriend beatings, and sexual assaults, bar room assaults and stabbings, and under the influence arrests.

Name a resent decent Hollywood film to watch and I might watch it.

Don't know what MSM is.

Went to an Eagles concert last month, there was no politicizing at all. Great concert, I guess it depends on who you go see.

Broadway Play? Ha!
 

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Haven't watched an NBA game in years, even before woke set in. (owned by China)

Still watch the NFL on occasion, but my viewer decline started way before the knee taking, had more to do with wife and girlfriend beatings, and sexual assaults, bar room assaults and stabbings, and under the influence arrests.

Name a resent decent Hollywood film to watch and I might watch it.
Don't know what MSM is.

Went to an eagles concert last month, there was no politicizing at all. great concert, i guess it depends on who you go see.

Broadway Play? Ha!
Yep, I can always read a book. As for music , I go see stuff that interests me, for films same thing.
 

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Well, let's see, Trump Cultist. Your boycott list is growing, and your entertainment options are shrinking:

1. No NBA (Damn those silly negroes, right? But you're likely backsliding now that the NBA playoffs are going on);
2. No NFL (You've got their knee, right?)
3. No Hollywood films;
4. No Hollywood produced TV;
5. No MSM;
6. No music concerts, other than C&W, Kid Rock, Ted Nugent, and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. (Can Bruce Willis sing? Someone wake him up.)
7. No Broadway plays. (WAY too Wokeist.)

You've still got hockey and NASCAR. Lucky you.

That was substantive. LOL... NJ fluffed you......
 

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Florida and all the Republicans who support the Dont Say Gay bill.

Leaving sexual orientation out of K to 3 curriculum discriminates against gay people?.... LOL.... There is a reason why so many laugh at you, and this is a perfect example.
 
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Leaving sexual orientation out of K to 3 curriculum discriminates against gay people?.... LOL.... There is a reason why so many laugh at you, and this is a perfect example.

Groomer rage is really something...the pure anger from Democrats who can no longer groom kids is at a fever pitch!
 

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Groomer rage is really something...the pure anger from Democrats who can no longer groom kids is at a fever pitch!

Honestly, I don't think it is grooming. Maybe indoctrination? For me, it's just plain old common sense. Let the kids be kids for four phucking years. How is that remotely unreasonable? Do you really think a second grade boy is thinking, "hey man, Tommy over there has a really nice ass."

NJ and his ilk are immature drama queens. It's like they sit around waiting to be aggrieved.
 

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Honestly, I don't think it is grooming. Maybe indoctrination? For me, it's just plain old common sense. Let the kids be kids for four phucking years. How is that remotely unreasonable? Do you really think a second grade boy is thinking, "hey man, Tommy over there has a really nice ass."

NJ and his ilk are immature drama queens. It's like they sit around waiting to be aggrieved.
Indoctrination and grooming are interchangeable here. What they are doing is both and can be classified as both. The only difference is intent.

If you read the articles the terms tend to be used interchangeably.
 

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Honestly, I don't think it is grooming. Maybe indoctrination? For me, it's just plain old common sense. Let the kids be kids for four phucking years. How is that remotely unreasonable? Do you really think a second grade boy is thinking, "hey man, Tommy over there has a really nice ass."

NJ and his ilk are immature drama queens. It's like they sit around waiting to be aggrieved.
I would like to think they are simply looking for acceptance, however, K-3 grade is not the time for education on the subject and i can understand the fears about grooming as a result of so early presentations. Good parents are certainly capable of dealing with their own children who may have issues at that age. IMO, at least wait until puberty to have such discussions in a public school.
 
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Bwahaha!!!

Disney stock (DIS) is currently around $120/share down from a high of around $200/share a little over 1 year ago (March 2021). Here are some %Returns for DIS

Since Mar ‘21: - 40%
One Year: - 34%
’22 YTD: - 22%
One Month: - 14%
Last 5 Days: - 7%

Get Woke…Go Broke. I will laugh when the DIS CEO is “relieved of duties” by the BOD.
 

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Bwahaha!!!

Disney stock (DIS) is currently around $120/share down from a high of around $200/share a little over 1 year ago (March 2021). Here are some %Returns for DIS

Since Mar ‘21: - 40%
One Year: - 34%
’22 YTD: - 22%
One Month: - 14%
Last 5 Days: - 7%

Get Woke…Go Broke. I will laugh when the DIS CEO is “relieved of duties” by the BOD.
Why even bother with this crap? Donate some cash to the charity, don't try to change content or fight laws. It's just stupid overall. Sell what you sell. I don't see how they thought this was a winner.
 
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Why even bother with this crap? Donate some cash to the charity, don't try to change content or fight laws. It's just stupid overall. Sell what you sell. I don't see how they thought this was a winner.
Agree, but their HR department is full of LGBT Diversity and Inclusion extremists who had/have undue influence within the corporate hierarchy.
 
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Not if the state says no.
Only if you believe those who are anti the bill. Those who voted for it have a reasonable explanation of how taxpayers would benefit. Answer is likely somewhere in the middle.
By the way a lot of those who complain about Disney corporate welfare, are now anti e?I'm I nation Disney corporate welfare.....ah, politics!!