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Old September 1st, 2009, 07:27 AM   #1

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disney an anti-semite...why, again?


i hear jokes and parodies of walt disney all the time that claim he was an anti-semite, mostly from family guy (ex: they unfreeze him in family guy, he asks if the jews are gone, someone says no, and he demands to be frozen again; and another time shows a 1939 newspaper with a picture of mickey mouse shaking hands with hitler)

but i really do not know WHERE they get this stuff from? seriously, WHAT has ever suggested that Walt Disney was an anti-semite?

im asking this for serious discussion, and no jokes
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Old September 1st, 2009, 09:12 AM   #2

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Re: disney an anti-semite...why, again?


Should be a good starting point.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/index.html?curid=1556728
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Re: disney an anti-semite...why, again?


Its interesting to think that Walt Disney was an Anti Semite. Though a lot of people from that time were anti semites. He owned a newspaper which printed anti semitic propaganda regularly in their weekly newspaper ad on top of that he also personally wrote the book "The International Jew".
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Disney fired his top grossing star, 19 year old Tommy Kirk for being homosexual. Kirk was so popular at the time that Disney had to ask him to come back to do two more pictures.

After that Kirk's career fell into a death spiral of low budget films like "Mars Needs Women" and pre-porn era junk films.

I am not a fan of Disney but his attitudes towards both Jews and homosexuals was not uncommon for the day.
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Re: disney an anti-semite...why, again?


This might help a bit.

http://www.straightdope.com/columns/...sney-a-fascist
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Re: disney an anti-semite...why, again?


Disney does have banned anti-semitic catroons, also many racists cartoons.
They are very easy to find and watch in youtube, just write "racial cartoon", or "banned disney cartoon", and they come up.
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Disney fired his top grossing star, 19 year old Tommy Kirk for being homosexual. Kirk was so popular at the time that Disney had to ask him to come back to do two more pictures.

After that Kirk's career fell into a death spiral of low budget films like "Mars Needs Women" and pre-porn era junk films.

I am not a fan of Disney but his attitudes towards both Jews and homosexuals was not uncommon for the day.
The 22 year old Kirk was fired for having sex with a 15 year old boy. A criminal offense that Disney's lawyers were very nervous about. Eventually the Lawyers arguments were trumped by the Accountants arguments. That's Hollywood for you.
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to be fair, though, disney DID produce an anti-nazi/anti-fascist propaganda cartoon with donald duck having a nightmare about living in nazi germany
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to be fair, though, disney DID produce an anti-nazi/anti-fascist propaganda cartoon with donald duck having a nightmare about living in nazi germany
Yeah i watched that one, to be honest i dont think its good that disney was involved in propaganda, but its there choice, and the times were like that..
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hey, dr. seuss was involved in the propaganda, too
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