Disney made a huge mistake going “woke.”
The company thought it was a good idea going head to head with Florida governor Ron DeSantis.
Now Disney is supporting one cause that will turn your stomach.
Disney is a test case for what happens when a company gets turned over to people with values out of step with the founder.
Walt Disney was an anti-communist that believed in family values.
Decades later, his company has come to represent hard-left values and anti-family policies.
And now Disney is supporting pro-abortion films.
“The University of Southern California will fund film projects aimed to promote so-called abortion ‘rights.’ USC announced a $25,000 grant program with its partners, Walt Disney World, NBCUniversal, Google and other major film production companies, to fund student film projects on being pro-abortion, with a mission on the ‘new focus of reproductive health and political storytelling.’ The initiative is being referred to as the ‘Reproductive Rights Accelerator Program’ through the school’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative (AII) division for Communications and Journalism. Specifically citing the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, AII prides itself on being ‘the leading think tank in the world studying diversity and inclusion in entertainment through original research and sponsored projects.’ AII claims that the initiative will help tell stories of how abortions helped make ‘somebody’s life easier.’”
Making “somebody’s life easier” is a ghoulish reason that undergirds the left’s abortion arguments.
Abortion has become a backstop for irresponsible behavior.
Democrats lead their arguments with horror cases of rape, but those are exceedingly rare when it comes to abortion.
In reality, well over 90% of abortions are for reasons of inconvenience.
Even Pope Francis, who is very left-wing, said of abortion, “First question: is it okay to eliminate a human life to solve a problem? Second question: is it okay to hire a hitman to solve a problem? … Last century, the whole world was scandalized by what the Nazis did to purify the race. Today, we do the same thing but with white gloves.”
Yet Disney and other left-wing institutions are funding stories of how abortion made “somebody’s life easier.”
“In no surprise, the initiative received support from woke Hollywood stars including Meryl Streep, Kerry Washington and Eva Longoria. It also received an endorsement from Planned Parenthood, calling the program an ‘invaluable tool.’”
This is the type of propaganda the left has been pumping out for decades, so much so that abortion has become normalized.
“Safe, legal, and rare” has been supplanted by #ShoutYourAbortions.
Stacy Smith, founder of the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, explained in a press release, “With the curtailing of reproductive rights, it is not only necessary to find legal solutions to protect marginalized communities, but it is essential to educate and inform audiences about these topics…entertainment has a unique ability to reach viewers and provide that education. Our goal is to illuminate how many opportunities there are to use storytelling as a tool to expand the conversation and create substantial attitude and policy change.”
Attention senior film students: we're thrilled to announce a new Reproductive Rights Accelerator. Apply for $25K to fund a short film on reproductive health, with a minimum of 4 recipients selected. Thank you to several members of @WomMovMillions for your generous support! pic.twitter.com/cGlssWyISA
— Annenberg Inclusion Initiative (@Inclusionists) August 17, 2022
As Smith said, “entertainment has a unique ability to reach viewers and provide…education.”
That is precisely why culture matters.
It’s why Democrats lose elections, but society continues to drift to the left.