Disney is putting a “trigger warning” ahead of some of its older films on its Disney Plus streaming service so viewers can be aware of any potential “outdated” and “offensive” content before they click.
The warning, which has been placed on classic Disney childhood favorites like “Pinnochio,” “Lady and the Tramp,” "The Aristocats," and "The Jungle Book," explains that “This program is presented as originally created. It may contain outdated cultural depictions."
For all you confused Disney lovers out there scratching your heads over what could possibly be offensive about a cartoon bear singing about forgetting your worries and your strife while floating on his back down a river, “The Jungle Book” has come under fire for its famous orangutan “King Louie,” who some have said is a stereotypical and offensive depiction of blacks.
I can’t believe you didn’t know that, you bigot.
Likewise, “The Aristocrats” is apparently a sexist portrayal of the female archetype. “Dumbo” includes a character named “Jim Crow,” while “Lady and the Tramp” features two Siamese cats singing with an Asian accent.
So hide your kids, parents. The cartoon Asian felines are on the loose.
But don’t worry about sending them to school where they might be handed a flyer by their second-grade teacher advertising free condoms and birth control at the local health clinic. Nothing offensive there.