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Comments for Disney Imagineer Speaks Out on ‘Snow White’ Backlash

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50 Comments

  1. Hutch L.

    Kind of ironic they are taking the time to stand up for this while not Splash Mountain. Br’er Lives Matter, too!

    1. Confused

      Racist snowflake. It’s a kids ride get over it

      1. harry

        what’s racist about splash mountain

        1. Jordan

          The movie the ride is based on.

          1. anonymous

            That’s a lie Jordan. There was no resemblance or reference to anything racist. It’s the trolls, haters and people like you who are being racist. Racisim means prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior. And a racist is a person who shows or feels discrimination or prejudice against people of other races, or who believes that a particular race is superior to another. The movie does not have any of those things. There is no slavery and it doesn’t take place during Civil War. Do your homeword and rewatch. And no more lies and false information of the movie!

  2. Lorraine

    This story is a classic and the re imagining of it keeps it in the spirit of the story. Everything DOES NOT have to be changed to fit today’s narrative. Snow White wasn’t written TODAY.

    1. Pete

      No it wasn’t. Retroactively looking at the past with a lens of today is generally foolishness. You deny others from learning anything if you keep erasing the past to satisfy your present day viewpoints. You need to know where you came from to appreciate the present and how far you may yet go.

    2. Leigh

      I couldn’t agree more! It’s called a Fairy~Tale/Story for a Reason. It’s an old fairytale that Walt Disney did the unimaginable thing with (at the time) & made Snow White a Story Everyone can see. It’s a great story! I wish people would Not look for Negativity & Political correctness in everything. It’s a wonderful story & part of History! If you never enjoyed a story then someone(s) failed you miserably and I pray for you.

  3. It’s Disney, it’s Fantasy! Now someone wants to drag a Kiss into crap where it doesn’t belong! Find something that needs to be important and attention in our screwed up and disgrace of a society besides an innocent Fairy Tale! People that are doing this are one if societies biggest problems! There’s so much wrong and screwed up in our Society, go find something in need of your moral agenda and fix it!

    1. Demonrulez

      Seriously. For goodness sake there are people who happen to like the story and want it to remain the way it is. These idiots really want to screw up something beautiful. What about the rest of us. Keep your ridiculous chant but do not go attacking something as precious as a story. If you were really worried about the world, how about worry about real world problems. Not cartoons. But war. Hunger, and global warming. Speak once you have fixed the issues.

    2. Dee dee

      Probably some person or persons who never got their Happily ever after so they go after children’s fun time.

    3. Leigh

      I Agree Jess! I Really Wish People Would Stop Looking For The Negativity & Political Correctness In EveryThing! It’s a Historic FairyTale That Is A Wonderful Story! That’s It! I Believe You’ve Hit The Nail On The Head As To Society! What Happened To Looking For Something Positive, Happy or Just Plain Good In Something or Someone For That Matter? If All That Effort Went To Good Instead Of Bad Think How Much Better It Would Be! Stand Your Ground Disney!

  4. Mary

    I cannot believe that people so small and narrow minded that they fell the need to make such comments. It’s fantasy. If you don’t like it then don’t go to Disneyland or watch vlogs on YouTube about it.
    It’s always the few who spoil it for the rest of us.
    I only pray that Disney doesn’t give in as they did with pirates and splash mountain.

    1. Me

      I would think the name is more priblematic.

  5. Jim Shull

    It is challenging to revisit a park attraction that is both a classic Disneyland ride and a classic fairy tale. The Imagineering team rose to the challenge and I look forward to riding during my next visit to Disneyland.

  6. Don P

    Anyone who thinks that Prince Charming should not have kissed Snow White should be required to wear some sort of a DNR identification specifying if they are pulled out of a lake, burning building, or some other instance where they have stopped breathing, CPR, also known as “the kiss of life”, should not be performed on them unless they first agree to who it is that should give it to them.

    1. David

      I have never agreed with any one more then I have with you right now..

      1. Terri

        She already gave permission in the song she sings. “Some day my prince will come. Some day I’ll find my love…he’ll whisper, I love you, and steal a kiss or two…”
        There. Right there.

        1. Leigh

          Terri Spot On!

    2. Leigh

      Great Comment! Absolutely agree! Makes me wonder if these negativity seekers has ever seen, heard or read Snow White & the 7 Dwarfs because they are missing the point of the story.

    3. Jakm714

      In regards to CPR, unconsciousness and providing a logical argument (always my favorite kind)….if someone is in need of rescuing and they are unconscious (like Snow White is) then consent is automatically assumed & given for life saving measures, such as CPR (or a kiss to break a curse & save someone’s life). Furthermore, if anything goes wrong when you are trying to help, Good Samaritan laws protect those who offered help. So in conclusion, Snow White’s consent is implied & given according to our current laws and rules in regards to CPR and life saving measures (I have taken CPR trainings for years now). The story is saved and still acceptable in this day and age.

  7. Andy Coates

    Disney needs to take a stand, there was nothing wrong with splash mountain the way it was. Along with trader Joe on the jungle cruise, and now they want to attack snow white. If they don’t like it then don’t go on the attraction, go somewhere else for your vacation. There will always be people out there that are going to find offense in everything. We do not need to bow down to these negative people. These are attractions, fantasy, leave your BS attitude at home and leave Disneyland alone.

  8. Kaine

    If it is true love, would not the kiss be consensual….. I don’t think snow white would have cared because it was true love

  9. IHeartOnlineShopping

    Personally, I dislike when they change classic rides. I understand why they do it, but I still dislike it. I’m sick of everyone catering to the minority (cough Splash Mountain), but that is the time which we live in.

    1. Jordan

      I don’t understand why people are getting mad about the change of Splash Mountain. They said they were thinking of retheming it before everything happened and it is based off a pretty racist movie. Yall are judging it before it even comes out. Chill.

      1. anonymous

        Liar. It is not based off anything racist. Only the trolls are. What is really about it is what’s coming out of your trolling lying and misguided mouth.

      2. Denise

        Have you seen the movie? Do you even know the name of the movie you are referring too? I have seen it several times, in fact own a vhs copy. I don’t think you have seen it and so you repeat lies and crap you have been told. Today anything to do with blacks and the past is offensive and racist. Doesn’t matter what it is. BLM ripped down statues that former slaves put up as a thank you but now its gone because today that person is offensive and a racist to blacks. Pretty sad. I am offended by the black channel, black news, ebony magazine, black college fund and on and on! That is racist to me! Read up about Martin Luther King Jr and other civic leaders whose work your destroying with this agenda the left is pushing!! When you stop pointing at everything and everyone else and start looking at yourself and your actions honestly and be accountable for your actions, stop getting so insulted by every little thing possible and you would be happier and see a new world around you! If everyone did this it would be a beautiful America! Equality was hard fought and received and its being stripped away from everyone! Open your eyes, see the truth for yourself. Quit blaming others for where your at in life, only you put yourself there. Disney made movies that were acceptable in his day, neither the movie or Disney were racist. If you find the ride dislikable then don’t ride it (which have you?) but don’t push your view on others who didn’t see a problem with Briar rabbet. Or the kiss in Snow White!

        1. JustMe V

          Never cared about the movie. I rode Splash Mountain the year it open, and it seemed to me a completely boring hack job of a ride. The majority, if not all, of the animatronics were recycled over from a much older and shut down attraction that ran for years in Tomorrowland. They barely changed anything about them when they hack shoe-horned them a poorly executed story. The only interesting part about the ride IS the drop, and thankfully the end. My friends and family only rode for same reason; only to experience the drop. The whole ride itself is a total snooze fest. We eithe chatted with each other or dosed through it until the end. Not too excited about the Princess and the Frog theme replacement either. That movie was the most boring Princess movie I’d ever seen Disney produce. I just didn’t like it. Fine if everone else did. I don’t desperately require everyone to agree with me to have a happy life. And, I’m willig to give it a chance. Just not excited about it. Hopefully, maybe they’ll surprise me.

      3. DisneyFan

        That is BS and you know it. You know for a fact they weren’t planning on re-theming it until George Floyd was killed. They are pandering. If they were planning this for a while there would
        more than one piece of concept art in almost a year’s time since the announcement. They wouldn’t have recently celebrated the 30 year anniversary at Disneyland if they thought it was so “racist”. Watch the movie for yourself and stop repeating BS lies spread online like a parrot.

      4. Mike

        The movie takes place after the American Civil War and abolition of slavery. James Baskett is the first African American to win a Academy Award. Walt Disney said James Baskett was the best actor he’s come across in years. Nick Stewart who voiced a character in SOTS said Disney treated us like Kings. Apparently, you do not know what you are talking about. You are just following along with the social media mob and not thinking on your own.

  10. Wander McMooch

    There’s something wrong with everything. Outrage is fashion. Folks can’t be happy unless they’re angry.

  11. Daryl

    Why are people so stupid. Guess if you need the kiss of life you should ask for consent first.

  12. Esther

    Go figure it’s grown ups complaining,.,wait that’s wrong, it’s children in GROWN UP’S bodys,yeah that’s it
    Good grief Charlie Brown!

  13. Amber

    This cancel culture stuff is a bunch of garbage. People are taking things way to far and are pushing the envelope to see how far they can go. As far as Disney goes finally some people are stepping up to the plate. I agree with with the person posting about splash mountain they should leave it along. That is a classic ride.

  14. Tamatam

    It is lovely. The end.

  15. Lydia

    It is about time a big Corporation has stood up against the cancel culture. These ignorant and idiotic remarks that they make are we diculous. Children need to be encouraged to use their imagination I feel sorry for the cancel culture because they don’t know what imagination is and they have not been encouraged to use it. But why would you deprive children of using their imagination and enjoying Disney movies oh, and also doctor Seuss’s books. I know the story doesn’t have anything to do with dr. Seuss but this cancel culture has gotten way out of hand. Children of young ages 1-10 ages their young they don’t know anything about this. They’re just children thriving to learn depriving to be taught. But when you focus on one thing and one agenda only which is wrong that’s when you screw up our kids so thank you Disney for standing up to the cancel card sure into the far left thank you thank you thank you!!!!

  16. Lydia

    It is about time a big corporation like Disney stand up to the cancel culture. All of these cartoons and fantasy movies that have been created to encourage little children’s imagination and make them Thrive all of this cancel culture does not want to see that. I am so glad and thankful that somebody is finally standing up to them. We need more people to stand up to this because this is getting outrageous and ridiculous. These ignorant and asinine comments from all these people who want to do away with all the good in this world that has been created they need to go fix themselves before to try and fix the world try and cancel the world and pass their agenda on to others who do not agree with it and shove it down their throat. Again thank you Disney do not give in to the cancel culture do not give in to the far left. Your values you have had all these years of family and encouraging young children’s imaginations is the best thing in the world!!!!

    1. Backcountry164

      WTF are you talking about?? Disney ACTIVELY PARTICIPATES in cancel culture. And one employee making a mild comment obviously doesn’t equate to the company he works for “speaking out”!

  17. Ray

    Did snow White press sexual assault charges against the Prince when she woke up??? NOPE ….. So shut your faces !!!

  18. Jenna

    It’s an archetypal story people! It’s not supposed to be taken literally. Our country is shallow and unwise because we have disconnected from our elders and are missing the point of story and myth. Soon enough people will be policing their dreams too with all of the symbolic instances they don’t dare mention or worse, misinterpret. The kiss of love awakening her from her sleep is recognizing the divinity within ourselves to awaken our true nature, that we are spiritual beings having a human experience.

  19. George M Reding

    I cannot believe grown up people are discussing this. It’s a cartoon for God’s sake. How bout we argue about something important like her name. HELLO it’s white! You racists. Please everyone, grow up.

    1. Leigh

      Sounds like You are the racist & by your own words need to grow up since you are discussing it as well and off topic of the kiss to find something negative to say. No matter what her name is it’s still a great fairytale.

  20. GamerNerdess

    Shut the living hell up, cancel culture! Stop being so emotionally weak that you cannot handle a FAKE STORY about a guy kissing a DEAD CORPSE in hopes this would wake his true love. Stop ruining everyone’s happy times because you are so unbelievably miserable in your lives. #cancelcancelculture

  21. Leigh

    Sounds like You are the racist & by your own words need to grow up since you are discussing it as well and off topic of the kiss to find something negative to say. No matter what her name is it’s still a great fairytale.

  22. David M

    This is getting ridiculous now. Her internal thoughts and desires are known to the viewer of the entire story. Her consent is implied via the depth of the entire storyline. Whats next? Will people be arrested for performing CPR because they didn’t ask first? This is no different. She is in a medical situation and he performed life saving mouth to mouth period. I understand consent but people gotta get over the trivial.

  23. Marilyn

    It’s an age old fairy tale. It’s a fairly tale. Make believe. Are people THAT bored that they have to bring up a debate on that too?

  24. Jakm714

    In regards to CPR, unconsciousness and providing a logical argument (always my favorite kind)….if someone is in need of rescuing and they are unconscious (like Snow White is) then consent is automatically assumed & given for life saving measures, such as CPR (or a kiss to break a curse & save someone’s life). Furthermore, if anything goes wrong when you are trying to help, Good Samaritan laws protect those who offered help. So in conclusion, Snow White’s consent is implied & given according to our current laws and rules in regards to CPR and life saving measures (I have taken CPR trainings for years now). The story is saved and still acceptable in this day and age.

  25. KJG

    If the prince thinks she’s dead, how can he get consent from her?

  26. AntiRacist

    Wow! If this is a sampling of the people who go to Disneyland and Disney World, I’m glad I never fell for the hype. Walt would be proud. All you good little racists.

  27. Jesus H….. Will you people get a life. Everything is racist or degrading or offends someone. First its splash mountain because of a song, pirates because of women being what degraded? Thats the way these stories were made a hell of a long time ago. It was fine a few years ago, now all of a sudden it has to be changed. Disney might as well close the doors because certain people are going to bitch about everything.

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