No matter how ‘woke’ your company is, it’s never woke enough.
Take Disney, currently the wokest non-Netflix movie and TV production machine, which, somehow, still isn’t woke enough. As part of its effort to spam as many unnecessary live action adaptations of its classic cartoons as possible, it ran into problems with Aladdin which (despite its diverse cast) was accused of Islamophobia. Mary Poppins was accused of blackface, by another white guy, for getting coal dust on her face.
The Lion King has kept its cast as African-American as possible, but it still gets accused of white supremacy.
The funny thing is that the accuser is Dan Hassler-Forest, as you can tell by the name, a very white man. And it’s indistinguishable from trolling.
“‘The Lion King’ is a fascistic story. No remake can change that,” the headline of this freshman class paper/editorial declares.
Once upon the Washington Post was a serious national power. Under Amazon’s Jeff Bezos it became a social justice tabloid.
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