Disney has tarnished its brand by pandering to “woke” audiences.
The company finds itself trying to rebound from one of its worst stock market years since the 1970s.
And now Disney executives were left fuming after seeing one Snow White trailer.
Disney CEO Bob Iger is attempting to pull the company back from the brink.
After poor box office performances, declining theme park visitors, and culture war battles with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Iger has tried to get the entertainment giant back on track.
Thus far, he has been unable to turn around the oil tanker.
While the studios were able to reach an agreement with the writers’ union, the actors’ strike continues to drag on.
Iger has overseen thousands of company-wide layoffs, and Disney still has “woke” projects in the pipeline.
For instance, the company’s live-action version of Snow White is already shaping up to be an embarrassment with even liberal critics poking fun at some cringeworthy scenes.
But Disney was particularly steamed when conservative media outlet The Daily Wire dropped its own version of Snow White starring Brett Cooper, whose popular social media show “The Comments Section” was picked up by the company.
— Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) October 16, 2023
Since “Grimms’ Fairy Tales” are in the public domain, anyone is free to make his or her own interpretation of Snow White.
While Disney zigs with its “woke” take on the fairytale, The Daily Wire is zagging by going with a more traditional telling.
Disney cast a Latina actress Rachel Zegler to play a character with “skin as white as snow” in the original story, then scrapped the seven dwarves for a weird collection of hipsters.
BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA 😂 pic.twitter.com/BSgpdeSguR
— Joel Berry (@JoelWBerry) July 14, 2023
Zegler has also been on a press tour for the new Snow White which she has been describing as a female empowerment story.
During a red-carpet interview, Zegler said that this Snow White is “not gonna be saved by the prince and she’s not going to be dreaming about true love.”
Disney’s live-action version of Cinderella was panned for similar reasons.
The left-wing Hollywood Reporter wrote that, “Cinderella suffers from a host of problems, but its real curse is terrible timing. If this most recent reboot, with its heavy-handed feminist messaging, had been released decades ago, it might have stood a chance at being subversive. But it’s 2021, and additions to the crowded and underwhelming field of #girlboss narratives require a bit more style and depth to keep even young audiences engaged.”
Meanwhile, Cooper is sticking with tradition.
She wrote, “I was raised on the original Grimms’ Fairy Tales, so I’m thrilled that we’re bringing this iconic story to life for the next generation! … Snow White is such a beautiful character, and I’m honored to be playing her. Like all the best fairy tales, this is a story with timeless values, like love, friendship, and kindness, and I can’t wait to share them.”
Prior to social media commentary, Cooper was a child actress, so she was a natural fit for the role.
Daily Wire is in the process of beefing up its entertainment department to offer a right-of-center alternative to Hollywood’s “woke” messaging and themes.
Daily Wire has built a solid infrastructure, so Snow White and the Evil Queen could perform a lot better than left-wing detractors think.