Disney Refuses To Film In Georgia If They Keep Being Homophobic

Disney is one of those companies that is so old and so American that when it does anything progressive we all freak out like Disney is the old man at the park who skateboards and says “bae” appropriately. Like Disney is so old and white when you ride Splash Mountain and don’t see a cartoonish homeless black man who looks like the human definition of “negro” you almost start thinking, “Wow, Disney’s pretty PC”.  Disney recently pulled a pretty decent power move on behalf of LGTBA members. Disney and Marvel Studios opposed Georgia and it’s proposed “religious liberty” bill by threatening to withhold filming the highly anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy 2 in Georgia, “should any legislation allowing discriminatory practices be signed into state law.”

Said a spokesperson for Disney: “Disney and Marvel are inclusive companies, and although we have had great experiences filming in Georgia, we will plan to take our business elsewhere should any legislation allowing discriminatory practices be signed into state law,”

The law protects religious officials who refuse to issue same-sex weddings, and would permit businesses to refuse service to anyone whose life choices or orientations differ from their religious beliefs. It’s pretty cool of Disney to be like, look we know discrimination, okay? It took us over fifty years to put a black princess in anything—Hell, it took us nearly forty years for us to write an African movie and we only showed animals, casted only two black people, and the plot was a reboot of a crusty white tale from Denmark.  We still haven’t really apologized for those crows in “Dumbo”. And we didn’t even get Sam Jackson in something until 2005, okay? SAM EFFING JACKSON. And even then we put his character in an all white suit. We commercialized discrimination, so don’t think you’re playing us, if we have to change your whole state’s got to change with us. We’re Disney we own change when it comes to the basic stuff. Do you know how many times we’ve had to change rides at Disneyland? We have to add in like five Johnny Depps and subtract four rape references from Pirates of the Caribbean like every three and a half years. Yeah Georgia change is hard. We know, we’re Disney, it’s really hard to change all of Tomorrowland each time a new Star Wars or Marvel movie infects our nation’s collected unconscious, or whenever Apple renders all of our “future technology” irrelevant. But at least that change puts a smile on people’s faces, the change you may be denying could get people murdered. You think change is hard? Try changing literally every damn tiny singing doll out of It’s A Small World and replacing it with an identical tiny singing doll that’s wearing a Christmas sweater and singing Deck The Halls. Every! Year! That is hard. Being a decent human being is not.

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Karina Rose is a young writer from Southern California currently contributing to and running online blogs ranging from entertainment, news, to creative arts. Working for and interning with filmmakers and social media personalities she hopes to continue sharing her unique perspective and original content.

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