Is Disney caving to political correctness? | The Tylt
Disney will be updating its Pirates of the Caribbean ride to remove a "Bride Auction" scene and replacing it with something more family-friendly. Critics say Disney is caving to politically correct culture and sanitizing history. Others point out Disney has made changes to the ride in the past—the ride should reflect our current culture, which generally frowns upon bride auctions. What do you think? 🤔
Is Disney caving to political correctness?
Here's how the ride is currently set up.
Disney plans on changing the scene; the famous redhead will be turned into a pirate overseeing the handover of loot. Here's what Walt Disney Imagineering executive Kathy Magnum wrote in a blog post:
You’ll even discover that a familiar character is playing a new role joining the pirates ranks and helping the local townspeople “unload” their valuables at the Mercado auction. In the U.S., this famous redhead will appear in a similar scene at the Magic Kingdom Park and Disneyland park in 2018 following a previously scheduled refurbishment.
Some people think this is P.C. culture run amok. Why make changes to the classics? It's sanitizing history and no one was even asking for this.
Others think Disney is doing the right thing. Disney is a family friendly place and as cultural values change, the park should change with it.
This is a ride for children. If you're bothered by them changing it, maybe you're the snowflake.— Resisting Wario 🆒🆕 (@LiezJKC) June 30, 2017