01 June 2006

The Disney Scandal

So the other day in class I realized how incredibly naive I am in regards to kids. I absolutely loved Disney movies when I was younger, and even to this day my mom and I will cuddle up on our couch with a big bowl of popcorn and watch one of our favorites. I can honestly say that when I was younger, I never picked up on the stereotypes, discrimination or even incriminating images and characters that the kids in the video did. I remember the overall moral of the story, some of the funny lines/songs, and the memorable characters. I think kids are learning differently these days. Do you only see what you want to see? I don’t think these young children are looking for race and gender in these movies, but I do agree that Disney is now sending negative messages to our youth, especially young girls and minorities. If the young white males interpret any of these underlying messages then maybe Disney can be blamed for some of the hate and discrimination in adult males.


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