Clips from a TV special of the show "South Park" went viral online Friday for mocking Disney CEO Bob Iger, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and the Disney Company's widely criticized pandering to liberal politics. In recent years, Disney has faced a series of challenges ranging from accusations from conservatives that the company is pushing a liberal agenda to a number of their movies either underperforming or failing at the box office. Some of their new films, such as "The Little Mermaid" (2023) and the upcoming "Snow White" featuring Rachel Zegler, have faced backlash for pandering to diversity politics. Lucasfilm's productions under Kennedy have also alienated many long-term fans. South Park summarized that the episode focuses on the character Eric Cartman, who "has a nightmare that all of his friends have been replaced by a diverse group of women who express their grievances about the patriarchy." Multiple clips from the episode went viral across X, formerly known as Twitter, including one where Cartman described his nightmare to a psychiatrist about kids at school being replaced, saying, "I wanna scream and I'm like, ‘Why are they replacing every single character with someone who is diverse? But then Kenny’s like, ‘It’s not our fault it's ‘cause of Kathleen Kennedy,' but then Kathleen Kennedy’s just like, ‘F--- it, make it more lame!’" DISNEY DELAYS WOKE 'SNOW WHITE' REBOOT FOR A YEAR FOLLOWING BACKLASH: 'WHAT A DISASTER' Cartman later described how in his dream, "Disney stock just keeps going down and down and down and then Bob Iger is all like, ‘No! No! What’s going on with my stocks?'" Multiple social media users were tickled by the clips and storyline. "Timcast" co-host Luke Rudkowski shared a clip from Cartman's nightmare and credited the series, saying, "South Park out did themselves again." He also shared a clip of Cartman's friends expressing their concern that Cartman, a fellow White child, has been suddenly replaced by an adult Black woman, whereby the principal berates them, saying, "If you boys don't think Eric can be a Black woman then maybe the problem is you," and asking, "You probably don't like that Indiana Jones got replaced by a female either, huh? You probably have a problem with Black Spider-Man, too." "Protect South Park at all cost," Rudkowski wrote. "This is funny. South Park is a national treasure," actor Dean Cain wrote, sharing another clip from the episode. ORIGINAL 'SNOW WHITE' DIRECTOR'S SON ROASTS REMAKE AS 'INSULTING': 'TURNING IN THEIR GRAVES' "South Park remains the most important show on television," conservative commentator Brandon Morse wrote, reacting to the trailer of the special episode shared from South Park's official account. Tesla founder Elon Musk reacted to the same trailer with laughing emojis and wrote that it was "timely." End Wokeness, a popular account on X, credited "South Park" for having "nuke[d] Hollywood over woke gender and race-swapping in movies" and "obliterated Hollywood over their anti-white wokeness." "South Park takes on woke Disney and doesn’t miss!" digital strategist and conservative X user Eric Spracklen wrote. Disney did not immediately respond when FOX News Digital reached out for comment. For more Culture, Media, Education, Opinion, and channel coverage, visit foxnews.com/media.
28 Ekim 2023 - 05:00
South Park lauded for mocking Disney's 'woke gender and race-swapping' reboots: 'A national treasure'
Clips from "South Park: Joining the Panderverse" went viral across social media Friday for mocking Disney for changing their characters and making them woke.
28 Ekim 2023 - 05:00