Warning: “This program includes negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures. These stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now.
Rather than remove this content, we want to acknowledge its harmful impact, learn from it and spark conversation to create a more inclusive future together.”
Those are the words that greet viewers of the Muppet Show on Disney+.
No, I am not kidding.
What the heck happened to Disney?
One of America’s iconic companies, an organization that opened up the imaginations of so many children and inspired them to pursue their passions in life, has been reduced to being an arm of the woke police.
Recently, Disney fired actress Gina Carano, one of the stars of their Star Wars series “The Mandalorian,” seemingly just for being conservative. The streaming service has put disclaimers on other classic films such as Dumbo, Peter Pan, Aristocrats, and Swiss Family Robinson.
Granted, some of the early Disney films had some racial overtones, but we are talking about the Muppets!
The Muppets are a diverse group. They are the opposite of offensive.
They have Kermit, a green frog; Fozzie, a brown/orange bear; Miss Piggy, a pink female pig; Gonzo, a blue character of indeterminate species with a crooked nose; Sam the Eagle, a silver-blue bird; Animal, a red Muppet with anger problems; Beaker, an orange-haired lab assistant; and of course, Statler and Waldorf, two old white dudes sitting in a balcony shouting insults.
Oh, wait a second…it must be the two old white guys in the balcony that are the problem.
They are clearly racists because they shout down and ridicule the diverse cast.
Since Disney didn’t specify exactly which characters or scenes were offensive, that is what we must conclude until further explanation from the Mickey Mouse network.
Oh, wait, maybe it’s offensive because there is a Swedish Chef on the show, which is clearly cultural appropriation…right?
That isn’t allowed by the wokescolds.
The Swedes are people too.
Perhaps, in Disney’s mind, Jim Henson, a rich white man, exploited the wonderful Swedish culture and for that, he must be censored, even though he has been dead for nearly thirty years.
I wouldn’t be surprised if the Twitter mob tried to #cancelJimHenson for his clearly harmful content.
Generations of children and their parents who grew up watching the Muppets were taught horribly offensive terms and depictions by Henson.
Even though Disney can’t specify what exactly is so harmful, just take their word for it. It’s bad, really bad. Avert your eyes, children!
You might say I am being overly hyperbolic. But am I?
These are the same people who want to burn classic literature like Huck Finn, To Kill a Mockingbird, and any of the writings of Dr. Seuss.
Yes, Dr. Freaking Seuss! The man who wrote books that many of us learned to read from growing up and inspired countless children to develop a lifetime love of reading…yeah, that guy.
Cancel culture is out of control. It is a pathetic attempt by the woke mob to put the rest of us on our knees so they can use their made-up grievances to subjugate the rest of us who don’t agree with them.
Sure, it is a funny story that the Muppets are being censored, but it has real-world implications and something more sinister is bubbling beneath the surface.
Popular Culture matters. For too long conservatives laughed these types of stories off as silly…which they are. But now Big Tech, Big Business, and Hollywood are trying to censor conservatives out of existence.
So, therefore, this is an important story when added to the growing Japanese scroll list of entities that have censored conservatives and that have cracked down on free speech more broadly.
Thanks to the woke PC police, America is far away from the “Rainbow Connection.”