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  1. #81
    Quote Originally Posted by sailordeac View Post
    criticizing and ridiculing aspects of lube-think are not virtue signaling

    correct...I wonder if your vice signaling for the GOP actions is considered virtue signaling in the eyes of the rubes, white supremist and insurrectionists?
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  2. #82
    Quote Originally Posted by PhDeac View Post
    Disney on their own said some of their old films and shows and rides had or referenced some racist stuff. So they’re putting those films and shows in context and updating the rides. Nobody was protesting or canceling Jungle Cruise. There was no #DrainSplashMountain hashtag campaign. Disney made a business decision. They don’t want viewers to think Disney endorsed the Confederate flag because Johnny Cash performed in front the flag in a 1981 episode of The Muppet Show.
    Article on CNN Travel (LOL) on 6/10/20:

    https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/d...rnd/index.html

    (CNN) — One of Disney's best-loved rides is based on a film widely considered the studio's most racist.

    Splash Mountain, a mainstay at both Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California, stars the animated characters from "Song of the South," the 1946 film long criticized for stereotypes of "spiritual" black men and its seemingly nostalgic view of the antebellum South.
    Fans want to keep the ride. But they're asking Disney to scrap all mention of the movie.

    A number of suggestions have cropped up urging Disney to retheme the popular ride. The most widely shared one proposes retooling it for "The Princess and the Frog," the first Disney film to introduce a black princess. Some of them have turned into Change.org petitions.
    The petitions come at a time when companies -- and the country -- are reckoning with their own biases and, on occasion, racist histories.

    Article in USA Today on 6/11/20 - "Is Splash Mountain racist?":

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/trave...og/5347879002/

    Imagine this: The Disney Parks log flume ride Splash Mountain redone in the theme of “The Princess and the Frog.”

    That’s an idea that 14,000 signees (and counting) have endorsed in just two days as part of an online petition.

    Why the change? Why now?

    As the Change.org campaign puts it: “Disney parks should be a home for all to enjoy regardless of race, age, whatever your background may be. ... While (Splash Mountain) is considered a beloved classic it’s (sic) history and storyline are steeped in extremely problematic and stereotypical racist tropes from the 1946 film Song of the South.”

  3. #83
    What's odd is Disney just coincidentally made a "business decision" two weeks after the articles above. Weird timing, that.

    6/25/20 - Disney announces re-theming:

    https://wdwnt.com/2020/06/breaking-w...-and-the-frog/

  4. #84
    Quote Originally Posted by WFcatamount22 View Post
    Always have been. Catch up.
    *unless "concrete" milkshakes are involved

    (No need to respond, I am just fucking around. I think you've got the right perspective on this thread, the Dr. Suess controversy is a distraction)
    Birds are real.

  5. #85
    Roald Dahl is definitely the best children's book author that is also occasionally racist.

  6. #86
    Quote Originally Posted by RJKarl View Post
    So, we don't have the right to retaliate after own troops are shot at?
    US drone operators only hit back !

  7. #87
    Wait - Nobody was "protesting or canceling Jungle Cruise"???:

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/alisond...h=ad04e6dc778d

    Disneyland and Walt Disney World’s Jungle Cruise attraction will be updated to remove scenes on the ride that have been criticized as racist, Disney announced Monday, the latest in a string of updates to the company’s decades-old theme park attractions that have addressed racial and gender-based insensitivities.
    Article updated in Jan 2021

  8. #88
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    just bring back 20,000 Leagues and the Maelstrom.

  9. #89
    Zero chance on 20,000 Leagues. Captain Nemo was a racist fuckstick. No black crewmembers on the sub???

  10. #90
    Quote Originally Posted by ImTheCaptain View Post
    just bring back 20,000 Leagues and the Maelstrom.
    And Mr Toads Wild Ride

  11. #91
    And the Great Movie Ride.

  12. #92
    Quote Originally Posted by PhDeac View Post
    In this case it was Seuss’ own family who said their ancestor wrote some blatantly racist stuff and they didn’t want to publish it anymore.

    Disney on their own said some of their old films and shows and rides had or referenced some racist stuff. So they’re putting those films and shows in context and updating the rides. Nobody was protesting or canceling Jungle Cruise. There was no #DrainSplashMountain hashtag campaign. Disney made a business decision. They don’t want viewers to think Disney endorsed the Confederate flag because Johnny Cash performed in front the flag in a 1981 episode of The Muppet Show.

    For some reasons, there are a lot of white people who love old timey racism.
    And I bet that Johnny Cash would be ok with the disclaimer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BiffTannen View Post
    People Mover till I die !
    isnt' that still running?

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    Gosh I hope so. Hoping to ride it with my grandkids someday.

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    seems like it's on permanent refurbishment

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImTheCaptain View Post
    just bring back 20,000 Leagues and the Maelstrom.
    Disney cancelled them because the libs hate water.

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    did the last boat on the maelstrom cry when the VO guy told them "nor shall you be the last"

  19. #99
    Just to reiterate what seems to be overlooked by the outrage machine: nobody is canceling dr seuss. Dr seuss is canceling himself.

    And also sorry to break it to people but Dr seuss is not a real person.

    Also also these books are not banned or being burned in the street. You will still be able to find and buy them forever and ever bc they are books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDeac View Post
    Disney cancelled them because the libs hate water.
    so, it must be true, the libs are rabid

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