The American company The Walt Disney Company will change the subject of rides in their amusement parks because of accusations of racism. It is stated in the statement on the website of the company.
Clarifies that the changes will affect two parks — Disney World Resort in Orlando (Florida) and Disneyland in Anaheim (CA).
The company representatives said that the accusations of racism were associated with a water attraction, Splash Mountain. Water slide related to the theme of the 1946 film “Song of the South” (Song of the South) Wilfred Jackson. Now the company will alter attraction in cartoon style 2009 “the Princess and the frog”, the main character is a black Princess named Tiana.
The petition, published on the website Change.org reported that the trip to the attraction, which is located in the parks in Florida, California and Japan, “steeped in the extremely problematic and racist stereotypes” from the movie of 1946. The authors of the appeal demanded a redesign, they managed to collect more than 20 thousand signatures.
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