Cinderella depicts witches in a bad light… I bet that hurts the feelings of witches.
We should ban the Seven Dwarves because some of them have names that might offend someone. (Dopey, Grumpy) And once again, it depicts witches in a bad light.
It seems like the majority of Disney Villains are female, why is that?
Aladdin’s Jafar reinforces negative middle eastern stereotypes.
Not Disney, but, should we ban Shrek because of the way it depicts short people? (Lord Farquaad)
I am sure that there are many more examples. Once we are done removing everything that might even remotely offend someone, what will be left?
I don’t even think it is necessary to retheme Splash Mountain. While there is no doubt that Song of the South has strong racist overtones and depicts Slavery in a positive light, the ride itself only shows the animal characters from the African folk stories that Joel Chandler Harris based his Uncle Remus books on. I looked up info the movie and books after Disney announced the retheme) Stories about a rabbit, a fox, and a bear? Racist? I do agree that it might offend foxes. I am 58 years old and I don’t think that I have ever seen the movie or the books, I know that my kids haven’t. I doubt that most people going on the ride today have any idea of the tie in to a very old movie that that they have never heard of or seen.
I see a lot of this censorship of our racist past as a way of hiding from our ugly history, instead of learning from it. How will we ever learn from our past mistakes? How will we ever fix the systemic racism that exists today if we fail to understand the causes and history of it?
Lighten up people!
I don’t even want to talk about HBO’s The Wire or just about all of Quentin Tarantino’s movies…