The world has undergone many changes in the last few years in order to make everything in society more accommodating for everyone and that includes major theme parks like Disney World.
As well as adding new rides and attractions, Disney has also updated elements of their older rides to eradicate some of the more dated elements of rides such as Jungle Cruise and Splash Mountain.
Until now, unless you were a Disney aficionado, you probably weren’t aware of these changes nor would you care.
However, Jonathan VanBoskerck, a grown man from North Las Vegas who describes himself as a “Christian and conservative Republican” who takes his family to Disney every year is not happy about these alterations to his favourite place.
In an op-ed published by the Orlando Sentinel VanBoskerck said that ‘wokeness is ruining his experience’ at Disney World and threatened to boycott them if they continue on this trajectory. He added: “I do not want to have Disney World taken away from us because Disney cares more about politics than happy guests.“
Amongst his complaints were staff being allowed to “display tattoos, wear inclusive uniforms and display inclusive haircuts,” Disney being too politically motivated, a lack of interest in Pirates of the Caribbean, removal of racist elements from Jungle Cruise and Splash Mountain and wanting Disney to return to the traditions of Walt Disney himself, such as having pro-war propaganda.
VanBoskerck’s claims didn’t take long to become the source of ridicule, especially as the piece seemed deadly serious.
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This would hardly be the first time this year that Republicans have rallied against the so-called ‘cancel culture’ having previously been irate about the likes of Dr Seuss and The Muppets being edited to remove elements that would now be considered racist.