The woke Walt Disney Co. announced on Wednesday that it is slashing 7,000 jobs in a restructuring attempt to save $5.5 billion and return its business to profitability. The layoffs mean pink slips for 3.6% of the company’s global workforce.
Disney’s sweeping changes are its third restructuring in five years and reflect troubled times for the once wholesome family entertainment giant.
CEO Bob Iger said in a conference call that the business will restructure into three entities: a film, television, and streaming company encompassing entertainment, an ESPN division targeting sports, and its theme parks, experiences, and merchandising.
Iger declared that the reorganization will create “a more cost-effective, coordinated approach to our operations” during the current “challenging environment.”
Part of Disney’s problem is that the media giant succumbed to spreading woke propaganda instead of appropriate entertainment for children. There are numerous examples, but perhaps none better illustrates the monumental change in the company than a recent offering on Disney+.
Disney is 'digging its own grave' with woke nonsense: Karol Markowicz https://t.co/KtEtNLaUze
— Fox News (@FoxNews) February 9, 2023
“The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder” is a cartoon, but that does not hide the insidious message spouted under the guise of “entertainment.” In fact, the program loudly proclaims its radical message that is aimed at the youngest audiences.
For example, the characters sing that “slaves built this country, and we the descendants of slaves in America have earned reparations for their suffering and continue to earn reparations for every moment we spend in systematic prejudice, racism, and White supremacy in America.”
And this is hardly Disney’s only excursion into far-left indoctrination disguised as children’s programming.
The company drew the ire of Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for its repeated woke messaging and endorsement of left-wing causes. And while the mainstream media likes to claim the governor is chasing windmills, programming such as “The Proud Family” only works to prove him right.
Disney has a long way to go to return to its traditional roots of providing quality family entertainment that parents feel safe exposing their children to. Until that point, people will continue to vote with their dollars, and tough times for the once-proud company will continue.