When a young child is prevented from seeing a movie, it’s usually because the story contains violence, language or sex. So why is streaming network Disney Plus prohibiting their classic film Peter Pan from child accounts? Was the crocodile too scary?
Nope. It's because of "racism."
According to reports, Pinocchio, Dumbo, The Aristocats, and The Swiss Family Robinson have all been withdrawn from kids' profiles in Disney Plus (though they are still available on the adult accounts) because they contain "racial stereotypes."
“Bosses at Disney have blocked anyone under the age of seven from watching the 1953 animated classic on its streaming service over concerns that it portrays racial stereotypes,” the Daily Mail reported, referring to the Peter Pan film.
The classic movies were withdrawn due to a violation of "content advisories," but the Daily Mail presumed that these violations were due to each film’s racial discrimination, which they noted is present in some form in all the withdrawn movies. They listed the Siamese Cat with slanted eyes and chopsticks in Aristocats, the Native Americans being called “Redskins” in Peter Pan, the “‘yellow face" and "brown face pirates” in Swiss Family Robinson, and the mocking of African-American workers in Dumbo.
Why doesn’t Disney Plus just leave it to parents to police their own kids' entertainment, or correct anything their children may learn from watching their films? The network needs to stop denying their viewers inherently wholesome family movies for the sake of sensitive social justice warriors.