September 2011

Disney Really IS Toxic

People get really mad when I suggest that there’s something wrong with Disney. I read The Mouse Betrayed years ago, and since then there have been many other works published about the company that are beyond distressing. Even without the books, though, the Disney sweatshops, the misogyny in Disney films, and so many other issues make Disney a bit of a toxic mess. Do I still watch their films? Sigh, yes. But I don’t usually go beyond that.

But even if you still are so in love with The Little Mermaid (I’ll admit, I know it by heart myself), you can’t argue with the fact that Disney soup—among many other soups and canned food, mind you—is poisoning our kids.