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The Walt Disney Family Museum Defends Uncle Walt Against "Wildly False Accusations!" (They're Talking To You, Meryl Streep!)

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What say you unto this, Meryl Streep?!

After Meryl recently bashed the man behind the Mouse, Walt Disney, for anti-Semitism, racism, and gender bigotry, the Walt Disney Family Museum has come to his defense:

"At that time, most companies in America were mostly male-dominated with women providing smaller support roles. There were several prominent women within Walt Disney Productions, well before WWII made women the backbone of the American workforce. In speeches made to his employees on February 10 and 11, 1941, Walt observed that women artists could fully equal their male counterparts, and were being included in his studio animation training program…Moreover, Walt not only employed many people of Jewish descent—including Joe Grant, Marty Sklar, Ed Solomon, Richard and Robert Sherman, and so many more who held prominent roles within Walt's company."

The response claims that while Walt wasn't a perfect man, he wasn't nearly as bad as the picture some people try to paint.

Certain urban legends about the innovator have grown like wildfire, like the notion that he's frozen somewhere, awaiting to rise again or something like that!

While the defense debunks this myth, it also explains that Walt was a human who made his fair share of mistakes!

We're glad that some of these rumors and accusations can be put to rest, and we can binge watch Disney movies without feeling immense guilt!

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6 comments to “The Walt Disney Family Museum Defends Uncle Walt Against "Wildly False Accusations!" (They're Talking To You, Meryl Streep!)”



  1. 1

    While I admire Meryl Streeps acting ability, I wouldn't put a lot of stock in what she has to say. It's a known fact that celebrities love to give their opinion on just about any topic you can come up with. Using their celebrity to affect public opinion is something they do. Does that make them right? Not always and maybe not even often. That the viewing public takes what they say with more than a grain of salt is kind of sad. Research, investigate for yourself. Then make an informed decision.



  2. 2

    Celebrities are nothing but a bunch of self righteous commies, who hate everyone for making money, except their peers, and their beloved politicians.
    Fuck Meryl and fuck the rest of your fucking friends as well.



  3. 3

    I love Meryl but the second I read her rant, I thought this. Yeah, I'm sure even with statement there's some truth to what she said but…it was an entirely different time. It doesn't make the views okay but it also means you can't blame the people who had them, it was the norm at the time. Things change and looking back at history from our standard and judging isn't fair at all.

  4. mich_nicole says – reply to this


    4

    ALL HAIL MERYL!!!!

  5. Mckenzie says – reply to this


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    I don't know anything about him being sexist, but he did cut most of the original themes from Cinderella (and other princess fairy tale movies).

  6. hnybny says – reply to this


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    Honestly, both things are true. He wasn't stupid, he hired talented people. The fact that he talked shit behind their backs is not surprising.