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HOLLYWOOD, CA- Poor Walt Disney. He must be rolling over in his grave if he sees what the company he founded which bears his name has become.
This week, we saw Disney solidify their place in the realm of political correctness when they fired actress Gina Carano for what they claimed was a post that downplayed the Holocaust. We’ll let you decide.
Disney wasn’t so quick a couple of years ago when one of their producers suggested putting Trump supporting kids through a woodchipper. More on that shortly.
“Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors…even by children. Because history is edited, most people today don’t realize that to get to the point where Nazi soldiers cold easily round up thousands of Jews, the government first made their own neighbors hat them simply for being Jews. How is that any different from hating someone for their political views?”
The tweet was since deleted.
Nothing wrong with this. As I’ve been saying a lot lately, “Trope Antisemitism” is a villainous concept that is nearly always used against people who are actually not antisemitic and didn’t intend the offense. It’s “microagressions for Jews,” and it needs to stop. @ginacarano pic.twitter.com/kkVcDZ98ZK
— David Reaboi (@davereaboi) February 11, 2021
Among American companies, Disney has become probably one of the most “woke.” It isn’t surprising because 99% of Hollywood is far to the left of center. A majority of Hollywood, including Disney is also in the pocket of China.
In the live-action remake of the 1998 animated movie “Mulan,” Disney filmed the picture in Xinjiang province, which is the site where widespread human rights abuses have been alleged to be taking place against Uighurs and other Muslim minorities, according to The Guardian.
Mulan thanks Turpan Bureau of Public Security because it was filmed in Turpan in 2018, the peak of re-education campaign. How many thousands of Uyghur were put into camps by Turpan Bureau of Public Security when filming Mulan there? https://t.co/yX0xssPnKW
— Shawn Zhang (@shawnwzhang) September 7, 2020
In the film’s credits, Disney also offered “special thanks” to government entities in Xinjiang, including Turpan, a city in the eastern part of the province where several “re-education camps” have been documented.
Disney also faced criticism when the lead actress in the movie, Liu Yifei said she supported Hong Kong police in their violent crackdowns on pro-democracy supporters.
All of this of course leads back to the woodchipper story, which actually occurred two years ago. The sheer hypocrisy and selective outrage among Disney executives is mind-boggling.
In 2019, Disney producer Jack Morrissey, who produced the live action Disney film “Beauty and the Beast,” tweeted a picture with an image from “Fargo” in which a dead person’s blood flies forth from a woodchipper, writing:
“#MAGAkids go screaming, hats first, into the woodchipper.”
This tweet, since deleted was in reference to the incident at the Lincoln Memorial, where high school students from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky were accosted by a native American activist, Nathan Philips.
At the time, it was reported without evidence that the high school students had accosted Phillips, who was in Washington, DC for the Indigenous Peoples’ March. Numerous media outlets, without context reported that the teenagers were there to taunt him.
However, as evidence came forth, it was learned that it was Phillips, not the high school students who was the aggressor. One of the teenagers in the video, Nicholas Sandmann filed defamation lawsuits against numerous media outlets, including CNN and The Washington Post, both of whom ended up settling with the teenager for an unknown sum.
In addition, Sandmann’s attorneys filed lawsuits against Sen. Elizabeth Warren, along with media loudmouths Ana Navarro and Maggie Haberman, and failed “comedian” Kathy Griffin.
In the CNN case, Reza Aslan published a tweet with a picture of Sandmann, since deleted that asked rhetorically, “Have you ever seen a more punchable face than this kid’s?”
Morrissey said he deleted the tweet when he noticed negative reactions to it online. Really? A tweet suggesting kids that supported President Donald Trump should be put through a woodchipper? Negative reaction? Color us shocked.
“Yesterday, I tweeted an image based on FARGO which was meant to be satirical—as always—but I see now that it was in bad taste,” Morrissey said at the time.
“I offended many people—My sincerest apologies. I would never sincerely suggest violence against others, especially kids. Lesson learned.”
Lesson learned. After you get caught and find out your “satire” isn’t as funny as you think it is.
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At the time, former vice presidential candidate and governor of Alaska Sarah Palin tweeted a screen grab of the tweet with the caption, “Don’t tell me this is THEE Jack Morrissey. ‘Famed’ Disney producer Morrissey? Dear Lord…”
Don’t tell me this is THEE Jack Morrissey. “Famed” Disney producer Morrissey?
– Sarah Palin pic.twitter.com/XxX28AxBpQ
— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) January 21, 2019
Morrissey issued a further watered down apology:
“I have no issue whatsoever with taking responsibility but also completely apologizing that I clearly intended it to be seen as satire. That was clearly not recorded that way by many who saw it.”
So, in keeping itself consistent, Disney fired Morrissey, right? That would be a hard no. Morrissey is still employed by the producer of “children’s” content.
Besides Morrissey, Disney has a bit of a consistency problem. The fact they fired Carano, a female, for her political view kind of smacks a bit of misogyny, no?
Because aside from Morrissey, another star of the show “The Mandalorian” on Disney+ is a man named Pedro Pascal. Since we are all up in arms about comparisons to Nazis and downplaying the Holocaust, in 2018 Pascal posted a tweet comparing former President Trump to Nazis.
Pascal’s tweet, fomenting the lie that the Trump administration was putting migrant children in cages, is apparently ok.
This despite the fact that the tweet contained false information, portraying the fallacy that the kids in cages pictured were put there under Trump, when in fact the images were from when Obama was president.
Not only did Pedro Pascal, an actor on The Mandalorian, compare the United States and Nazi Germany, but he did so with a photo of “America in 2018” that is not actually from 2018 and also not actually from America. He still has his job. https://t.co/YrLdpU0HMh
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) February 11, 2021
Disney+ must immediately fire any actor who has made an overwrought Holocaust comparison pic.twitter.com/kPO81Qf38X
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) February 11, 2021
Pascal also posted an Instagram image which compared Trump supporters to Nazis. Pascal is still employed.
Finally, Disney fired, then rehired filmmaker James Gunn, who was fired in 2018 for posting so-called “jokes” about rape and pedophilia. So much for a company that promotes itself as a “family” oriented company.
Disney canceled Gina Carano apparently because of a social media post where she highlighted the dangers of dehumanizing others, but they rehired someone who made numerous disturbing remarks about rape and pedophilia.
Just so you know, this is where Disney stands on morality. pic.twitter.com/4PZ9pGUvAa
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) February 11, 2021
What did Gunn post exactly? The following was reported by Fox News:
“I like when little boys touch me in my silly place.”
“The best thing about being raped is when you’re done being raped and it’s like ‘whew, this feels great, not being raped!’”
“The Expendables was so manly I f*cked the sh*t out of the little pussy boy next to me! The boys ARE back in town!”
Sounds like a peach. According to Fox, Gunn explained away the tweets at the time, saying he was attempting to be “provocative” and “taboo” and claims he has expressed regret for them over the years.
After firing Gunn, they rehired him as Marvel films director in March 2019.
Disney, your hypocrisy is nauseating.
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