Disney World’s ‘Gay Days’ Slammed By Religious Right Activist Janet Porter
The above video is just a teaser (I’ll post the full episode when it’s available) but it conveys just about everything that makes me love these shorts so much. They’re definitely a reinterpretation of the Mickey Mouse character. He’s got much of his mischievous side from the original shorts of the 30s, but the art has gone through the anime inspired filter of the great 90s Cartoon Network shows. Most importantly, these new shorts are filled with Easter eggs shows Rudish is just as much of a Disney geek as yours truly. The obscure character cameo in this short is the only one it could be, with Jose Carioca doing the commentary for the match taking place in a recreation of the Maracana with Sugar Loaf in the distance. Jose is a parrot who represented Brazil in two Disney wartime films, Saludos Amigos and the better known Three Caballeros. Excited for the World Cup , I changed my own twitter header photo to feature Jose this afternoon, not knowing he was gonna show up here. The entire short is in Portuguese, which is something the series has done a few times in the past. A Paris set episode was done entirely in French, and an episode set in Venice made extensive use of Italian. The short will be available on WATCHDisneyChannel.com, the WATCH Disney Channel app for smartphones and tablets, Disney.com and iTunes tomorrow.
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Listen to Porter’s remarks below: It isn’t the first time that Disney World has been criticized for ” Gay Days .” In 2013, One Million Moms, a division of the American Family Association best known for threatening to boycott JC Penney after the retail chain hired Ellen DeGeneres as its spokesperson, argued that the event violated Disney’s obligation to “maintain a family-friendly atmosphere and require proper conduct and dress code.” “The first Saturday in June, homosexuals, bisexuals and transvestites will be at the Magic Kingdom with an agenda and purpose different than what would be expected at Disney,” members of the group wrote on their website. “Homosexuals will be celebrating the 23rd anniversary of Gay Day wearing matching Gay Day merchandise, such as T-shirts. There will also be transvestites dressed in drag showing their support for the event.” Meanwhile, Kathryn Skaggs, author of the “A Well-Behaved Mormon Woman” blog, penned a lengthy post earlier this year arguing that Disney’s animated smash “Frozen” reflected a ” gay agenda to normalize homosexuality .” “I could blatantly see that the homosexual agenda, to normalize the practice, was not simply an underlying message in the movie ‘Frozen,’ but is the actual story,” she wrote at the time. “I’m not okay that too many parents, who would not normally support the normalization of homosexual behavior, seem to be completely blind to its advocacy throughout a children’s movie.” The Walt Disney Company has never officially sanctioned “Gay Days” — which has been deemed ” the world’s most popular gay and lesbian celebration ” by its organizers and draws an estimated 150,000 LGBT travelers to the resort’s four theme parks each year — and has requested employees to treat it just like any other day , according to Time magazine. Also on HuffPost: 25 LGBT-Friendly Products & Companies Targeted By Boycotters of In June 2012, Oreo posted a photo of a rainbow sextuple-stacked cookie to its Facebook page in honor of Pride month. While the responses were mostly positive, some commenters were outraged, even calling for a boycott of the product. Still, Basil Maglaris, Kraft’s associate director of corporate affairs, said that the positive comments on the post “far outweighed” the negative ones. The staple of American domesticity is part of the General Mills family of products, which has been boycotted by the National Organization for Marriage for opposing the Minnesota Marriage Amendment. What better way to celebrate the stand against intolerance than Betty Crocker’s Rainbow Chip cake? Correction on July 24 at 1:35pm ET: The original version of this slideshow misidentified the name of the Minnesota Marriage Amendment.
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