As mankind is frequently held back in it’s advancement by the lowest common denominators, much like a herd only moves as fast as it’s slowest member, we are now all to be judged weak, easily offended and incapable of applying historical context when consuming our entertainment.
Disney+ has decided that you sensitive little souls need to be saved from some historical evil of their own past, and have updated their content warnings.
“This program includes negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures.
These stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now. Rather than remove this content, we want to acknowledge its harmful impact, learn from it and spark conversation to create a more inclusive future together. Disney is committed to creating stories with inspirational and aspirational themes that reflect the rich diversity of the human experience around the globe.”
They have gone even further, creating a “Stories Matter” website as a companion that then explains the decisions. This is where the sensitivity factor goes all the way up to elven, and you can sense the cloying hands of a Diversity coordinator getting busy while the company burns around them due to COVID19.
According to this website the Swiss Family Robinson is racist in its depiction of pirates as a:
“…stereotypical foreign menace…”
Hilariously it points to yellow face and other ethnic make-up as being a tool to:
“…emphasize their barbarism and otherness.”
The usual suspects are all there such as the Siamese cats from the Lady And The Tramp, the crows from Dumbo and the natives in Peter Pan. No word yet on whether 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea will require one for an outdated portrayal of giant squid.