In recent weeks millions of adults have seen their childhood favourites disappear from the airwaves and bookshelves as “cancel culture” continues to take hold.
Instead of using the supposed “offensive” material as a teaching tool; Disney and the estate of Dr. Suess have decided that depriving generations of long standing entertainment.
The Seuss estate has removed six of the authors books deeming pictures in the books as “offensive” and displaying “stereotypes”.
When Disney+ began airing “The Muppet Show”, some of the episodes came with “disclaimers” stating that the program may be “offensive”.
Then came the banning of the womanizing skunk Pepe Le Pew because he is seen chaising his lady love – a female cat.
In the latest round, Disney+ has taken a number of films off the air including “Dumbo”, “Peter Pan”, “The Aristocats”, and the “Swiss Family Robinson”.
Citing issues of “negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people and cultures”, Disney+ has removed the films so that small children cannot watch the films; however, adults may still view the “objectionable content”.
Saying “Stories Matter”, Disney’s explanations for the removals were…
The 1970 film “Aristocrats” is seen a racist due to stereotypes of Asian peoples and the Chinese language.
The 1941 film “Dumbo” are also seen as racist – mocking Africans and slave culture.
The 1953 film “Peter Pan” is derogatory toward First Nations with stereotypes and mocking their language.
The 1960 film “Swiss Family Robinson” is deemed stereotypical to numerous foreign nations in cultures and languages.