This perhaps should not be particularly surprising, but given the behavior of companies, one might erroneously believe that people approve of the uber-liberal woke crap that they are trying to push down people’s throats. However, a recent poll demonstrates that the nonsensical, irrational wokeism that Leftist companies like Disney and others are pushing for are not well-received by the vast majority of Americans.
Conducting a poll from Feb. 26 to Mar. 3, Public Opinion Strategies found that “Corporate America’s lunge into ‘wokeness’ and cancel culture might hit a bump in the road given public reaction to Disney’s recent actions,” according to Neil Newhouse, a pollster for that polling firm.
Among other things, surveyors were asked about recent Disney news, such as the company’s ties to the Chinese Communist Party, their threat to stop working with and in the state of Georgia after pro-life legislation was made into law, and their recent firing of “Mandalorian” star Gina Carano over a supposedly offensive social media post.
Regarding that last point, for those of you who have not paid too much attention to that story in particular, Carano shared a social media post in which she compared conservatives (though without using the term) to Jews during the Nazi regime.
Her post read: “Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors… even by children… ‘Because history is edited, most people today don’t realize that to get to the point where Nazi soldiers could easily round up thousands of Jews, the government first made their own neighbors hate them simply for being Jews. How is that any different from hating someone for their political views?’”
Certainly, the Nazi regime did its best to justify their actions, indoctrinating its own population into believing that Jews were parasitic, lesser people. Numerous children’s books were written and handed out in kindergartens across the country that painted the Jews as liars, as greedy, and as sons and daughters of the devil.
Which is why such a thing as Kristallnacht (an event which has been politically bastardized by Leftists to attack conservatives), an attack against German Jews carried out by German military forces and civilians alike, occurred in the first place.
The Nazis convinced their people that the Jews were inhuman and deserving of such horrid treatment. That the Left treats conservatives in a similar manner, often justifying Leftist terrorists like Antifa and BLM when they attack us, is the reason Carano made that comparison in that post to begin with.
But because you apparently can’t compare American Nazis to German Nazis, Disney decided to fire her; a decision which has proven to be a poor one.
It’s noteworthy to point out, also, that before being shown the social media post, 58% of surveyors opposed Disney’s decision to fire the actress, with 42% supporting it. A majority across all age groups, both genders, and all ethnicities, as well as Republicans and Independents all opposed her firing, with 40% of Democrats agreeing.
However, once they were shown the post (due diligence of informing the surveyors on something, which is not often done by pollsters, as they tend to belong to the fake news media which only seeks to create public opinion as opposed to reflect it), opposition to Carano’s firing soared to 72%, with only 28% saying Disney was justified to have fired her.
39% said that the post may have been poorly worded but was still not a justifiable reason to fire Carano, with 34% saying that they found nothing wrong with the post and that Carano shouldn’t have been fired.
This opposition was even found among Democrats and liberals, as Public Opinion Strategies reports: “After viewing the post, a majority of every single group tested, including Democrats, liberals and 70% of Disney fans said that Carano should not have been fired.”
The survey also found that 64% of Americans disagree with Disney’s decision to close down popular rides at their theme parks due to activists claiming the rides had “racist origins” or “racist messages”, with only 36% approving. Such rides include even Splash Mountain, which, while it was not closed down completely (probably because it’s one of Disney’s most famous and popular rides), it was given an overhaul because it included stories and characters from the 1946 film “Song of the South”, a movie considered to be pretty racist.
Interestingly, minority Americans oppose such decisions, including 60% of Disney fans. I imagine it has a little to do with the fact that, even if those rides are somehow connected to racism (because apparently, everything has to be connected to that), to get rid of those aspects is to pretend as though Disney never participated in those seemingly racist things is generally a bad thing to do.
The biggest reason I oppose the tearing down of Confederate statues is not because I agree with their stances on anything (they were Democrats, after all, so why would I agree with them?) or because I agree with their spirit of rebellion (I do agree with a spirit of rebellion but not for the reasons that the Confederate south had) but because it is part of the country’s history and to get rid of them is like getting rid of that part of history. Most particularly, however, it is Democrat Party history, and those statues (among other things) serve as a reminder of what horrible things Democrats supported even back then, which are not too dissimilar to what they support now.
It's no wonder, of course, why the Democrat Party would want to get rid of their racist history in their attempt to be “anti-racist” (which is really just the same kind of racism as always, but with a different name and target, to an extent).
For Disney to get rid of those aspects is to attempt to get rid of their unsavory history, an action which people don’t like.
Moving on, the survey also found that people were not too keen on Disney’s attempt at “political correctness”:
“By a 65%-35% margin, Americans believe that companies like Disney have taken political correctness too far, including a majority of every age group tested, 90% of Republicans, 60% of Independents and 47% of Democrats.”
You know it’s bad when even nearly half of Democrats surveyed think that Disney is going too far into “political correctness” territory.
54% of surveyors also oppose Disney’s threat to stop doing business in Georgia following the pro-life legislation that the state’s government had passed, with 50% of women and a majority of Republicans and Independents, as well as 31% of Democrats also opposing the company.
An astounding 84% of Americans also oppose Disney’s decision to film a recent movie in China amidst the CCP running concentration camps on Uyghurs and other people the government considers to be dissenters or some sort of threat to their sovereignty.
And most damagingly for the company, “after hearing about actions that Disney has recently taken, fully 60% of Americans say they have a less favorable impression of the company, and 58% say they are less likely to watch Disney programming,” according to the poll.
Like I said in the title, wokeism is killing companies like Disney. All attempts at cancel culture by them is met with heavy criticism from many and support from the very few but loud.
If Disney cares at all about their bottom line, they would recognize what is plaguing their company and do all they could to avoid that. Knowing that the company is run by agenda-driven Leftists, however, that is unlikely to happen, no matter what happens to their bottom line. So long as they keep churning out uninspired live-adaptation remakes of Disney classics like Mulan (the movie for which they received criticism since they shot it in China and the movie’s main star is pro-CCP), The Lion King, Aladdin, etc., they will keep making money from nostalgia (which they ultimately kill in those movies anyway).
Not to mention that they own a whole lot of other companies from which they can make plenty of money, so it’s not like this is going to be such a major plight on them. Still, that this behavior is so negatively received is a good thing. I hope and pray that even more people turn against the Left’s cancel culture crap.
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