We hear a lot about social justice and equality in our day. The left is on a constant mission to barrage us with attacks on faith and conservative values. Social norms are continually attacked by the media and Hollywood. Now, Disney jumps into the middle of the debate with their latest Star Wars installment.
Let me first admit, I am not a fan of Star Wars. I have not seen the movie and have no intentions to see it. But in the latest movie, “Rise of Skywalker,” Disney has a same sex kiss that is shared between two characters. While the move has received some criticism, the left has generally celebrated it as a win for inclusion. The move is not surprising. I went through this on the podcast a couple weeks ago talking about moves by Disney and others to include LGBTQ items in their offerings.
The surprising move is that Disney did remove the kiss for its showing in Singapore. So, the company that wants to claim that it is fighting for rights and equality is willing to give up those things for something that is more important. You probably guessed it, money. Disney has no problem pandering to the left and their demands unless it will effect their bottom line.
Disney CEO Bob Iger has commented in the past that they want to continue to push the equality and acceptance of LGBTQ lifestyles in their movies and programming. He talked about the company balancing the world in which they are doing business and the fight for equality and acceptance. Yet, this is not a fight in this instance, it’s a complete reversal.
Same-sex marriage and homosexuality are illegal in Singapore. While some businesses choose to simply not do business in these types of countries over their stance, not Disney. Disney cannot afford to lose the revenue of a film in Singapore. In fact, Singapore has become a focal point of Disney in their growth plans.
The company has experienced massive growth in overall revenue. $10 billion to be exact according to Forbes. The revenue increase is due to several factors, but one is Disney’s focus on overseas revenue. It’s made massive investments in China and other countries, like Singapore.
But the decision to remove this kiss should show two things. First, the organization is not so much focused on social issues as the claim. Disney is showing that they fully understand how to play the politics game. They understand that pandering to the left in the United States may help their appearance as an equality supporter. But this does not help them overseas as many countries have laws against homosexuality.
It also shows that Disney is only interested in one thing. While I am not an advocate of the LGBTQ agenda, this should be a lesson to those 5% of American’s who identify as such. These companies may claim to be your advocate and support your causes, but they are only after the money. If the money is not there behind your cause, they will move along to something else.
This does not apply to only Disney, but it applies to most of the pandering idiots on the left. Those on the left simply need money and votes. Once that money and votes dries up, they’ll move along to someone else.
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