In its quest to become one of the “wokest” U.S. companies, Disney, in the process, has taken a massive hit to its customer base from which it might not ever recover.
That seemed to be proven most recently with the absolutely humiliating failure of its new movie, Lightyear, which likely would have been a gigantic success had Disney stayed in its lane — the entertainment lane — and out of today’s messy political world.
According to The Washington Times, “the Disney-Pixar feature failed to dislodge Universal’s ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ from the No. 1 box office slot after grossing $51 million in its domestic debut, well below projections for the spinoff of the hugely popular ‘Toy Story’ franchise.”
The Toy Story franchise was easily one of the company’s biggest success stories, but it appears as if those who disagree with Disney’s political involvement, who claimed they would drop their support for the company, are holding true to that promise.
Not mentioning the obvious backlash from half of its previous customer base, some entertainment analysts blamed other factors for the movie’s failure to launch.
Several far-left media outlets, like Deadline and Variety, blamed factors such as the movie’s “confusing premise,” and competition from the company’s streaming service, called Disney+.
Others blamed the pandemic and everything else they could think of besides the real cause of the death of the latest Disney movie, which should have — and could have — been an absolute hit.
The real reason for failure
Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany recently commented on why she, in particular, didn’t take her family to see the movie.
“I wanted to take my family to this movie. I chose not to because I’m just tired of a woke agenda,” McEnany said recently during an airing of Fox News’ Outnumbered.
Jordan B. Peterson, the University of Toronto professor emeritus and YouTube personality, added his take, saying, “Maybe Disney and Pixar could concentrate on telling a story instead of distributing propaganda to children.”
Peterson was likely referencing the lesbian kiss Disney inserted into the film, and the replacement of Tim Allen — a right-leaning actor — as the voice of the hugely popular namesake character, Buzz Lightyear.
Earlier this year, Disney found itself in hot water after videos of internal meetings leaked, during which top executives discussed their opposition to Florida’s “Parental Rights in Education” bill, which prevents young children from being indoctrinated with gender ideology and other sexual topics in the classroom.