Disney will replace the "wench auction" in its Pirates of The Caribbean rides

Posted Friday, June 30, 2017 9:08 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The pirates will no longer be saying “We wants the Redhead” in Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland after the auction scene undergoes a modification in 2018. The Walt Disney Company plans to make changes to the auction scene in the classic attraction at Disneyland, Walt Disney World and Disneyland Paris in the coming year.

Read more from The Orange County Register.

See also: Disney Parks Blog

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 12:20 AM
Jeff's avatar

I can't believe you're reading that much into zombies with a strawman argument about why they wouldn't be racist. Seeing as how they are a total work of fiction, I imagine they could be whatever the writer wants them to be (just ask Key and Peele). My point still stands:

Now rewrite those movies where the zombies only want to eat the brains of black people, or women, or even Republicans. See? Now it's not cool.

As for selective outrage, it seems like you're arguing we shouldn't be outraged about anything because we're not outraged about everything we should be outraged about. No one seems to be outraged about Pirates either, but Disney has decided to change it anyway to reflect changing times. If that's something people are outraged about, well, those aren't people I'd probably want to party with.


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Wednesday, July 5, 2017 9:15 AM

Not what I am arguing. I would like to see more consistency in outrage/objections and outrage/objection brought for things that actually matter (rather than (as aptly described) for a silly pirate skit). And as already noted, there is outrage/objection on both sides of the issue (again for a silly pirate skit at a theme park).

As for zombies and republicans, wouldn't that be how it has to be? Zombies eat brains, right? ;)

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017 10:01 AM
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I just don't understand the "selective outrage" argument....I'm outraged at *everything* - especially those people who aren't outraged by all the outrageous things that cause me....angst. ;~)


You still have Zoidberg.... You ALL have Zoidberg! (V) (;,,;) (V)

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017 11:11 AM
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GoBucks89 said:

...things that actually matter...

Well there's your problem. The continuum for what that might include is infinite in all directions.


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Wednesday, July 5, 2017 3:27 PM

The concept is still valid. That as you note (and I have as well) that subjectivity is involved doesn't change that (though it does complicate things). Its a process people actually follow (or at least claim to in any event). But mistaking action for progress and easy for important get in the way. Squeaky activists/advocates don't help.

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Sunday, July 16, 2017 9:56 AM

Well it looks like the story of Whoopi Goldberg isn't true:

http://www.cartoonbrew.com/disney/first-act-disney-legend-whoopi-go...52327.html

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Sunday, July 16, 2017 11:47 AM
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Wow. Quite the opposite in reality.


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Sunday, July 16, 2017 5:14 PM
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She kind of approaches the subject of art as a historical record, and maybe it's just my curiosity, but I agree that we should see it. I think the challenge here is that if they don't give it away for free, they'll be accused of profiting from something racist.

And I hadn't even thought about the jive-talking critters in Dumbo.


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Sunday, July 16, 2017 5:30 PM
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Whoopi Goldberg said:

Some of the cartoons here reflect some of the prejudices that were commonplace in American society, especially when it came to the treatment of racial and ethnic minorities. These jokes were wrong then and they are wrong today, but removing these inexcusable images and jokes would be the same as saying they never existed, so they are presented here to accurately reflect a part of our history that cannot and should not be ignored.

Jeff said:

She kind of approaches the subject of art as a historical record...

Lord Gonchar said:

Which is exactly why I think a thing created should stand unchanged. It's a statement from a place and time. That's not always going to be a nice comfortable bubble...and I think that's generally a good thing.

It stands locked in time...and that has value, I think.


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Sunday, July 16, 2017 7:15 PM
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Yeah, unfortunately the value doesn't seem to be learning it.


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