I’m Boycotting Disney

I’m Boycotting Disney

Well, that got your attention didn’t it?

Of course I’m not boycotting Disney, but there are people out there who are.

“Why?” you ask? Because of the openly gay scene where LeFou declares his love for Gaston in the new live action Beauty and the Beast. 

Get. Over. It.

So here I am, ranting. I’m so mad at a blog post I’ve just read about why someone is boycotting Disney and not spending $6,000 to go to Florida.

A). You’re wrong (which I’m going to go into more detail with in just a minute) and B). $6,000. Six thousand dollars. Do you think Walt Disney World cares about your $6,000? That’s a fraction of what they take every minute. That doesn’t even take into account the sheer number of people that will be going to see the new film BECAUSE it has a LGBT scene in it. They do not care about your poxy money in the grand scheme of things.

If you want to read the blog post that I’m referring to, it was written by “This Modest Mom”. I’m not linking, I refuse to give her any backlinks.

Ok so here goes…

“We made the choice to not watch Good Luck Charlie. I won’t visit Disney during gay-week. And if Elsa were to make an ‘announcement’ we would no longer be Frozen fans either.”

So you made the choice to go to Walt Disney World and interact with hundreds of LGBT cast members? And guess what, even if they knew what your views were, they would still smile and welcome you to the parks and wish you a magical day. They are damn good people. They live their lives, you live yours.

“Disney is targeting our youth like they’re aiming at big game on a corporate hunting trip. They are banking on corrupting the purity of a child’s mind for the 1%.”

Corrupting the purity of a child’s mind. Corrupting?! Are you kidding me?! That’s what you’re doing. Your children are having ‘LGBT’ portrayed as this really bad, awful thing. What the hell is going to happen to their mental health if one of them does come out as gay or otherwise? Or their best friend of ten years does down the line? Are you really the kind of mum who is going to promote abandonment? Reject someone just because they are different and don’t align with your narrow-minded views? What will you say to them if they do come out? Will you force them straight?

“At this point, Disney is proudly looming over your morals and values and eerily cackling like a villain in one of their own classic fairy tales.”

Nope. Disney is just getting with the times. Gay is normal. Bi is normal. The fact that your daughter could become a president is normal. It’s called the 21st Century. Not a villain, just real life.

“Let’s let our children be children. Don’t include them in your efforts to create a politically correct stance.”

Oh god. It’s the politically correct opposition. Anyone who doesn’t like change or modernisation throws that one into the pot. Let your children be children, yes. Let them grow up and make their own decisions. Decisions that are not twisted by biased ones like yours. Do you really want your children to grow up thinking like this in the modern world?

Once again at the end of your post, you mention the $6,000 you’re not going to be spending at WDW.

NOBODY CARES.

Your money means nothing in comparison to the billions of dollars they make and will continue to make. If anything, the exclusively gay scene in Beauty and the Beast will make even more people take vacation there.

I also read your next post on all the nasty comments you got and how you ‘guess this is how Jesus felt.’ Are you seriously comparing yourself to the son of your god?

I think the perfect response to you has been from my friend Lexy:

“I guess that’s how gay people felt reading your post and having to live their lives with people like you judging them on something that has absolutely nothing to do with you or your children. When I have nothing to do with you or your life how dare I insult you right? Right. I hope you grow from this experience.”

So there you are. My response. I seriously hope you enlighten yourself and learn from this. Disney does incredible things and stepping up and speaking out on behalf of the LGBT communities is always going to be one of their priorities.

Boycott it.

Disney doesn’t need people like you there.

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