Disney’s Long History of Being Boycotted

The recent boycott of The Walt Disney Company is nothing new to the multi-billion dollar enterprise, carrying a history of hidden sexualized references and organizations attempting to ban them.

  • As Disney’s recent controversial support for far-left ideologies that ban mention of boys and girls, ladies and gentlemen, and favor LGBTQ agendas that deny any differences between sexes have recently surfaced, it’s worth noting that this isn’t the first time Disney has been boycotted.
  • In 1995, members of American Life League, a Catholic pro-life organization, mailed out nearly one million cards to supporters calling on them to boycott Disney products for a clip in The Little Mermaid that made reference to a sexual act in the final wedding scene.
  • “We are not the first organization to confront Disney about the sexual messages found in the company’s G-rated films,” Judie Brown, president of American Life League wrote in an op-ed at the time. “It just happened that that whirlwind of press fell in our laps. And we felt strongly enough about the issue to take the opportunity to use the media to educate parents about the myth that Disney provides wholesome family entertainment.”

“There is a line that cannot be crossed where our children are concerned. Disney has crossed that line, and only we, the consumers, can put Disney in its place.”

  • Over the past few decades, a number of sources have also revealed hidden subliminal sexual messages within Disney movies that have become a hot topic of debate.
  • “Since before the internet was even a thing, rumors have been circulating that certain classic Disney movies contain hidden sexual references,” Cosmopolitan wrote back in 2020. “Not sure who was supervising Disney’s animators back in the roaring ’90s, but they had no chill whatsoever and clearly made it their mission to slip as many dirty jokes into their movies as humanly possible.”
  • Cosmopolitan also points out the scene in The Little Mermaid that the American Life League devoted the op-ed to nearly 25 years prior, during which the priest appears to have a visible erection in the film, although former Disney Animator Tom Sito tried to claim it was his knee.
  • The Huffington Post interviewed Sito in 2015, saying that any sexual references claimed to be in that scene were misinformation.
  • “The joke was he’s a little man standing on a box and his robes, his big bishop robes, are draped over everything so they’re covering his whole body,” Sito said. “And people are just seeing what they want to see.”