‘I am paralyzed with fury’: Disney faces OUTRAGE and cries of ‘homophobia’ after announcing plans to remove more than 50 shows and movies from Hulu and Disney+ – including several LGBTQ-focused hits
- Deadline reported that 58 titles will be leaving Disney+ and Hulu on May 26
- Fans are outraged, especially since some have only been out for months
- Others are furious that they’re removing LGBTQ+-focused content
Disney is facing furious fire after announcing that its getting ready to remove more than 50 different shows and movies from its streaming platforms.
Deadline reported that a total of 58 titles will be leaving Disney+ and Hulu beginning on May 26 – and the internet is not happy about it.
Disney has not given a specific reason for its decision to remove the titles – claiming in a statement from its chief financial officer that it is part of ‘strategic changes in its approach to content curation’ – however many are speculating that the company is attempting to delete shows and movies that are no longer making them major profit.
Some of the titles being taken off includes the movie Big Shot (which starred John Stamos), the Turner & Hooch remake (which featured Josh Peck), and the beloved kids movie The One and Only Ivan.
The adventure series The Mysterious Benedict Society, the new version of Cheaper By the Dozen, and the 2020 film Artemis Fowl are some of the others among the lengthy list of titles that are getting axed from the platform.
Bid them farewell! All of the titles being ERASED by Disney
- Big Shot
- Turner & Hooch
- The Mysterious Benedict Society
- The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers
- The Making Of Willow
- Diary of a Future President
- Just Beyond
- The World According to Jeff Goldblum
- Marvel’s Project Hero
- Marvel’s MPower
- Marvel’s Voices Rising: The Music of Wakanda Forever
- Cheaper by the Dozen remake
- The One and Only Ivan
- Artemis Fowl
- The Princess
- A Spark Story
- Black Beauty
- America the Beautiful
- Better Nate Than Ever
- Weird but True!
- Timmy Failure
- Be Our Chef
- Magic Camp
- Earth to Ned
- Disney Fairy Tale Weddings
- It’s a Dog’s Life with Bill Farmer
- The Real Right Stuff
- The Big Fib
- Rogue Trip
- More Than Robots
- Shop Class
- Pick the Litter
- Own the Room
- Among the Stars
- Harmonious Live!
- Pentatonix: Around the World for the Holidays
- Y: The Last Man
- Little Demon
- The Hot Zone
- The Premise
- Love in the Time of Corona
- Everything’s Trash
- Best in Snow
- Best in Dough
- Darby and the Dead
- The Quest
As soon as the news hit the web, social media erupted with a slew of angry tweets about it.
Many online users voiced their disdain over the company taking down their favorite shows and movies – especially since some of them have only been out for a few months.
Others pointed out that since Disney is so strict when it comes to streaming its content, the shows and movies that are leaving will be practically ‘erased from existence for the public.’
Some people also slammed Disney for removing LGBTQ+-related content – like the show Willow, which has multiple queer characters, and its documentary on Howard Ashman, a gay man who helped pen some of Disney’s most well-known hits like Beauty and the Beast, Under the Sea, and Friend Like Me.
‘The fact that Willow hasn’t even been out for more than a few months and Disney+ is already removing it is insane to me… And right before Pride Month too,’ wrote one person.
‘Willow is one of their first LGBTQ+ projects,’ someone else pointed out. ‘Certainly sends the wrong kind of message in the wake of Disney’s fight with DeSantis and anti-LGBTQ+ politics. Feels icky they’re removing it and sort of caves to these bigots.’
Another user added: ‘Kind of disgusting that Disney+ is removing the Howard Ashman documentary.
‘The man is responsible for the lyrics to Little Mermaid/Beauty and the Beast/Aladdin – which is the cornerstone of the ongoing wave of success Disney has enjoyed over the past three decades.’