That Time Disney Went Full Antisemitic Caricature
A few weeks ago I posted how Disney cancelled The Mandalorian actress Gina Carano, for essentially posting on social media things they found offensive, including a post some deemed antisemitic (it wasn’t).
It got me thinking about accusations that Disney himself was antisemitic.
“When first released, The Three Little Pigs contained a scene of the Wolf disguised as the “Fuller Brush Man”: an outrageous Jewish peddler ethnic stereotype complete with long beard and a huge, hooked nose. Quickly, Disney relooped the ethnic-sounding voice track, and in the 1940’s actually re-animated the scene without the Jewish peddler disguise.”
According to Wikipedia, the scene became more controversial after World War II and was eventually edited in 1948.
And Disney was not cancelled – and lives to tell the tale and cancel others.