Disney+ Warns Subscribers Some Old Content May Feature White, Cisgendered, Heterosexual Males

BURBANK, CA—With the launch of Disney’s new streaming service, the entertainment giant found it necessary to warn subscribers that some of their content may contain triggering material involving heterosexual cis-gendered biological white males.

In a press release, Disney Chairman of Direct to Consumer Kevin Mayer stated: “Disney has a rich and colorful history. Some of the content produced in previous decades may contain outdated ideas and/or prejudicial stereotypes not reflecting our company’s current trajectory. We have flagged such material on the information of such content.”

Some of the “outdated ideas and/or prejudicial stereotypes” Mayer mentioned include archetypal images of white cis-gendered males. Such images have been known to trigger small portions of the population with unusually loud voices. In times past, nobody gave a second thought to images of biological men playing football, heterosexual fathers teaching their children, or a group of boys congregating on an island fighting pirates with slingshots, but times have changed. 

Mayer’s preemptive press release did little to appease a small percentage of subscribers, which is unacceptable. Subscriber Melyssa Filano was outraged. “You mean we have to pay to watch a bunch of alt-right, patriarchal white supremacists? I demand reparations! My rights have been violated!” 

Disney will have to answer to the minority masses, as Mayer’s press release appears to be nothing but a Band-Aid on a severely problematic Disney+. If we are ever to move forward as a society, the progressive entertainment industry will have to lead the way. 

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