Disneyland President Ken Potrock and other theme park executives have blasted California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) over his strict rules on reopening in the state. “We believe that we’ve proven that we can responsibly reopen. We continue to prove all over the world that we have reliable protocols that protect the safety of our guests,” said Potrock, according to a report by
“The Bachelorette” got a little risqué Tuesday night, with a group date game of dodgeball digressing into a strip version of the game, and detractors aren’t happy about it. During the first group date of this season, bachelorette Clare Crawley decided to “up the ante” of the competition. “I think we should play strip dodgeball,” she announced before the game
Disney has modified their content warning for racism in classic Disney films. The advisory notice had been in place since last year, but its been since been updated with a stronger message. The warning, which used to read : “This programme is presented as originally created. It may contain outdated cultural depictions,” earned Disney considerable criticism, with many saying the disclaimer was short, vague and just the bare minimum. It also raised comments that the warning tried to gloss over the fact that some of the content is blatantly racist by calling them “outdated cultural depictions”. The warning seemed especially lackluster compared to Warner Bros.’ content warnings. When Tom and Jerry was released on DVD, it came with the following disclaimer: “Tom and Jerry shorts may depict some ethnic and racial prejudices that were once commonplace in American society. Such depictions were wrong then and are wrong today. While these cartoons do not represent Warner Bros.’ view of today’s society, they are being presented as they were originally created, because to do otherwise would be the same as claiming these prejudices never existed,” the Warner Bros warning says. It also came with an introduction by Whoopi Goldberg explaining the decision to keep certain problematic scenes. “The Tom and Jerry episodes included in this collection comes to us from a time when racial and ethnic differences were caricatured in the name of entertainment,” Goldberg says in the introduction. “These prejudices were wrong then and they’re wrong today.” One twitter user said : “Hate to nitpick a sensitivity warning but Disney+’s feels so brief and kind of dismissive by calling it ‘outdated cultural depictions’ vs Warner Brothers actually calling it racial prejudice”. Not all of the reaction was negative though, some praised Disney for adding the content warning at all. This is really interesting — Disney+ is flagging when its movies have racist depictions pic.twitter.com/8wvtB0NmHn — Nosferatu the Jevampyre (@Jee_vuh) November 12, 2019 Wow keeping Dumbo in it's original form with a warning like WB does.I've talked a lot of crap recently about you Disney, but you've earned a bit more respect from me. https://t.co/spxgpE2IKc — ZakaZ (@ZakaZ96) November 12, 2019 And one person tweeted that while they couldn’t excuse some of Disney’s racist content, they commended them for not trying to sweep it under the rug like they did with Song of the South, a movie so racially insensitive no one’s seen it in over 30 years. In fact, Disney never released it on video or DVD. stand out as being the sole good humans in the film, and even Lady's owners learn they messed up. Definitely can't excuse the racist Siamese cats, tho. I'll at least give Disney credit for not trying to brush that under the rug like they did Song of the South. /end — The Boobfather @ STEVE ROCKS THE BLOCK!!!!! (@The_Boobfather) November 13, 2019 Disney took the criticism to heart and apparently took some inspiration form Warner Bros.’ sensitivity warning. Now, when you play Dumbo, Peter Pan, or The Jungle Book on Disney+ you get the following message: ”This programme includes negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures. These stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now.” The warning also explains that instead of removing the content, the company wants to “acknowledge its harmful impact, learn from it and spark conversation to create a more inclusive future together.” Some of the Disney films that include the updated message are: The Aristocats, for an orientalist portrayal of a siamese cat playing the piano with chopsticks Peter Pan, in which the racist slur “redskins” is used to refer to Native Americans, and in which Peter Pan and the lost boys dance in headdresses Lady and the Tramp, which contains instances of racist and cultural stereotyping, including the depiction of two siamese cats with anti-asian stereotypes Jungle Book, due to the character of King Louie, an ape characterized as having poor language skills, sings in a jazz style and is shown to be lazy, in what many have called a racist caricature of African-Americans Dumbo, for the infamous scene with the crows, who are caricatures of African Americans (and one of the crows is called Jim Crow)
Townhall Review – September 12, 2020 Hugh Hewitt and Wisconsin Congressman Mike Gallagher talk about controversy surrounding the release of Disney’s movie, Mulan. Bob Frantz talks with Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan about the magazine The Atlantic’s article claiming President Trump insulted Americans who died in war. Hugh Hewitt and Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton talk about protesters who are increasingly targeting and harassing everyday citizens trying to live their lives in peace. Dennis Prager gets to the root of the problem with protesters who harass diners. Sebastian Gorka talks with Bishop Aubrey Shines, of the Conservative Clergy of Color, about his efforts to educate his fellow Americans on which political party is far better on race relations. Hugh Hewitt talks with Byron York about his book, “Obsession,” which reveals who was the driving force behind the impeachment of Donald Trump. Bob Frantz and South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem talk about her approach to the COVID-19 pandemic. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In the same week America got to know the remarkable Midwestern Catholic family of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, the biggest movie release this weekend spotlights another faith-driven Midwestern family. Premiering today on Disney Plus, “Clouds” recounts the story of Zach Sobiech, one of four siblings raised in a Catholic home in Lakeland, Minnesota. After being diagnosed with osteosarcoma, an aggressive
Entertainment giant Disney provides added expanded trigger warnings more than “racist content” to many of its traditional films, including Philip Pan, Dumbo, Fantasia , plus Lady and the Tramp , on its streaming services Disney Plus. “This program includes negative depictions and mistreatment of people or cultures, ” read the warnings,
Cardi B and Meg Thee Stallion recently teamed up for a powerhouse duo single “WAP.” The dance to the track, most popular on TikTok, as well as fan-made memes have blown up on social media over the past few weeks. Some fans, however, have taken things to the next level when it comes to this iconic collaboration. The duo now have their very own Disney music video tribute to the track which was made entirely by fans. [embedded content] To be exact, the mash-up was directed by Melissa Scultz and edited by Jonathan Schultz. “Disney WAP,” as it is referenced by its creators, was released by Irie Musik Studios. It includes a huge compilation of clips from Disney films including Cinderella and Frozen. However, these are not just any ordinary scenes from the films. These clips are meeting “WAP” criteria and changing your perspective on some previously innocent classic films made by Disney. It took a Disney edit to get me to listen to WAP in its entirety. — #3D ??? — he/him/his (@t3dga) September 28, 2020 I love the internet https://t.co/Gez5MA3vpF — Joseph T. (@swyyft) September 28, 2020 The clips are lined up with hilarious lyrics from the track such as “swipe your nose like a credit card” and “I want you to park that big Mack truck right in this little garage.” For that last lyric, the creators chose Mack from Cars to race down the highway. The change of visuals will completely impact the way you will now think of the song and all of these films. The concept is simply genius and its outcome has almost instantly become iconic. Fans of Disney are aware of their subtle sexual references, but this combination brings everything to life in a whole new way…and world. Not someone making a Disney Princess WAP edit and when Megan says “switch my wig make him feel like he cheating” they showed Pleakly putting on their wig ??? — Topanga Lawrence ??♀️ (@MikaylaChristn) September 28, 2020 The video, reuploaded yesterday, is already on its way to half a million views. Both Disney fans and music fans from around the world are loving the creativity and comedy behind this creation. It is truly unlike anything viewers have seen before. The compilation even features the uncensored/explicit version of “WAP.” This Disney version of #WAP has me crying right now ?? — The Problem Child (@RealClassKlown) September 28, 2020 One of the top comments on Youtube shares: “Whoever made this, you are going to sweep the Oscars for the next 10 years.” Another user commented: “….And there my childhood has been ruined in three minutes and sixteen seconds…” Platforms such as TMZ and NME have covered the Youtube parody. It seems as though it is only a matter of time before it gets seen by Cardi B and Meg Thee Stallion firsthand. Disney Parody Of 'WAP' is Fantastic!!! https://t.co/sBxhQlKa2t — TMZ (@TMZ) September 27, 2020 The video created chaos on social media over the weekend when it was originally uploaded. Several fans downloaded and shared clips of it in fear that it would be taken down…and then it was. This is the type of video that can single-handedly ruin childhoods and also make you laugh so hard you’ll begin to shed tears. Everyone needs to go watch Disney WAP on YouTube. It’s gr8 ? — Bangie Beeee ☀️ (@BangieNathaly_) September 27, 2020 It’s clear that fans are not completely sure how to react to it. Should they love this new version of “WAP” or think that it’s absolutely ridiculous? The video now has countless reposts and tweets regarding its existence. If one thing is certain, it’s the creativity and comedy of this video that has captivated the attention of thousands across the internet. It may be one of the strangest visuals to meet the eyes of human beings in 2020, but we never know what’s coming next this year. Just saw the Disney WAP video and ?? — Me (@SportsChik15) September 27, 2020 The official music video for the track reached over 60 million views only four days after its release. The video features appearances from tons of celebrities including Normani, Rubi Rose and Kylie Jenner. Fans were shocked enough by the original video and now have a whole new world of “WAP” on their radar. “WAP,” released via Atlantic Records, is the lead single from Cardi’s upcoming second studio album. Just a little over a month after its release, the track became a global smash-hit. According to NBC News, it debuted at No. 1 on U.S. Spotify, No. 6 on Global Spotify and No. 1 on U.S. Apple Music.
If there was ever an instance where a corporation tried in every conceivable way to put out a bad product and then message in a way where the public was unwilling to buy said bad product to the extent that Murphy’s law permits, it would be Disney’s Mulan remake. From the announcement, I initially was rather hopeful about a Mulan remake. If we take out the grade A musical numbers from the original animated version, we are left with a rather mediocre film with its terrible messaging, inconsistent artwork, and abundant historical inaccuracies. But the writers needed the villains to be Huns instead of Mongols because it rhymes with “sons.” For this reason, the original was received in China about as well as Taco Bell was in Mexico. Therefore, a serious remake that was faithful to the source material where the legend of Mulan originates would be a worthwhile endeavor. But that is not what Disney would end up creating. Instead, Disney kept much of the basic plot elements of the original such as Mulan taking the place of her father and her pretending to be a male. But once following the basic storyline of the original, the remake departs to embrace what every other crappy action movie or show is doing these days. In the original version, we see Mulan struggle because she had no prior training because she was very feminine. She has to work hard in order to keep up with the others and eventually does. This is character development. Instead, remake Mulan is a Mary Sue. She has an excess amount of chi which is Chinese for midi-chlorians and everyone has to basically come to grips with how awesome she is. Welcome to 2020 where Hollywood forgot how to write (strong female characters). But the issues with the Mulan failure were public first when the lead actress voiced her support for the CCP and their actions in Hong Kong. This safe action on her part created much distaste in the American public which has since become increasingly hostile towards the Chinese government. Disney would ultimately compound this bad PR by filming in locations where the Chinese operate concentration camps on the Uighur population. This was enough to make Americans not see the movie on principle, and perhaps enough to not allow the movie to recuperate the $200 Million spent on production. However with global box offices, it could have still netted a profit, and that’s where Disney really refused to act in its unified best interest. But rather than salvage box office revenues, Disney decided to scare the general public in to a never-ending lockdown over a virus that is ultimately less threatening than the seasonal flu when you take into account the 94% of deaths have multiple co-morbitities and testing yields an extraordinary amount of false positives. Will corporate America learn from this compounded disaster Disney sought upon itself? Probably not. The largest corporations are the greatest benefactors of COVID-1984 policies. Disney and other corporations have more funds to play with while the government radiates small businesses like a cancer. So while the Mulan money pit is a lesson about fiduciary corporate consistency, it is unlikely one that will be heeded, and ultimately it will take many more such lessons in order to sink in or sink Disney. COVID-19 may take down an independent news outlet Nobody said running a media site would be easy. We could use some help keeping this site afloat. Colleagues have called me the worst fundraiser ever. My skills are squarely rooted on the journalistic side of running a news outlet. Paying the bills has never been my forte, but we’ve survived. 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