“muskfawn said: except that many, many of the cartoons he was involved in or directed feature racist caricatures (dumbo? peter pan?).”
you arent even allotting for what was acceptable at the time those movies were made. That was the norm and completely acceptable for people to be represented in that way, most all cartoons featured stereotypes of black people and native americans, along with featuring heavy smoking and use of guns, violence and war cartoons, things that we deem entirely inappropriate now. You’re simply looking back and seeing it as such. Walt was a very kind and accepting person, he believed in equality for EVERYONE with no exceptions. It’s unfortunate that you feel the need to argue with me and try and convince me that he was racist instead of agreeing that he was a kind hearted person. It’s so sad that it is so much easier to believe he was a terrible person and call horrible names instead of believing in kindness when someone tries to correct you.
Sucks hard if you have a disability. Not sure how autistic kids who don’t understand they can’t ride NOW are going to be taken care of. Good things always have to be taken advantage of and ruined. its too bad.
So, there’s this girl in the DCP tags and I couldn’t help but laughing hysterically at her replies after asking if she should do the DCP because she got accepted and was having second thoughts. Apparently she has tattoos on her wrists and got a job as a front line cast member whose entire job is outside and she thinks she can just wear long sleeves and “deal with being hot for a few months” HAHAHAHAHAHA, ok girl, good luck. I’ll just deal with the “mild burn” I get from jumping into lava.
In response to the people who are saying “you shouldn’t have to be miserable and hate going to work every day for slightly higher pay”:
(I notably know that over-the-top Disney fans will exist and argue my point because in their eyes Disney can do no wrong and chances are, they also are not fully independent adults with a mortgage/car/children…an understanding of average family needs, however I will address this. one time.)
1. It is not slightly higher pay. It is significantly higher pay outside of the closed doors of Disney. Please, do your research and learn what you are talking about before you argue.
2. Disney is not the tell all end all. You, not working for Disney, does not mean in any way that you are going to be miserable and unhappy at every other work place you obtain a job at. No one said anything about accepting a job that makes you so unhappy you want to pull your eyes out and go into a depression. That type of response is a far reach for an argument about working for Disney. There are plenty and plenty and plenty of jobs out there that will make you really happy and make you amazing money. Saying you’ll only be miserable if it’s not Disney is a dramatic reply with no logical argument behind it.
3. The term ‘real job’. It is a common phrase. I’m not walking on eggshells because Tumblr needs a trigger warning and gets themselves offended over everything. There is a difference between a job with higher pay that you actually have to work hard to get and a job that you can be lazy and just walk in and anyone can get it because it requires no special skill or requirement or even a high school diploma (referring laziness to GET the job, minimum wage workers work 10x harder than anyone else) . Tumblr seems to have an overwhelmingly large community of people who like to be extremely over dramatic about how words are used and have a severe sense of entitlement because of their ability to argue every little term into vocabulary that only fits into their small bubble of things they don’t find offensive. Tumblr loves to tell people not to better yourself and to be who you are. Yes, being who you are and staying true to yourself is very important but Tumblr has pushed that to the level of not becoming or doing anything with your life simply because you don’t want to, and that is such a shame. That’s not being who you are. That’s just being lazy. Sorry.
4. ”If that’s their dream, that’s their dream.” That is perfectly fine. I clearly stated, If your dream becomes a nightmare. I made it perfectly clear that if you become unhappy you need to make a change. For some reason I got messages arguing with me about that. If you LOVE working at Disney, and you LOVE having 0 money. If you LOVE figuring out which bill you won’t pay so you can afford enough money to barely feed you ramen noodles. If you LOVE living with multiple people and having little to no privacy. If you LOVE never being able to afford living with your boyfriend/girlfriend/fiance alone. If you LOVE having a simple misfortune like a flat tire cripple you financially for months. That’s fine! That’s great! Good for you! But, my facebook newsfeed is updated EVERYDAY with people complaining about how they can’t eat. Searching for rides because their car battery died and they don’t have $100 to fix it. How they worked 16 hours today and tomorrow they are only schedule 8 but they are going to try and stay and work more for that car battery. How tired they are from working 65 hours in a week with no days off. How they are sick but can’t even have a day off to rest because they HAVE to make the money they were scheduled for. I see it all too often, and if you love dealing with all of that, GREAT. But don’t complain! We are all entitled to bad days, but I see all these miserable people who have no desire to do something more with themselves, and those are the people I’m talking about. I truly truly feel, the ones who argue with me have never been in those shoes, never HAD to pay bills and fix their car, never experienced anything outside of their parents safety walls. But, if you have, and you still disagree with me, and can do it without complaint, KUDOS TO YOU. YOU ARE AN AMAZING MINIMUM WAGE FLOWER WITH THE WORK ETHIC OF BUSINESS MOGUL, GOOD FOR YOU, 2 FOR YOU GLEN COCO.
Everyone wants to turn everything into an argument or a debate. My entire reason for that post was to express my own real life experiences from working with Disney and seeing lives shatter to help you better yourself and save yourself from the misery. Arguing is such a typical Tumblr response, I completely expected it. Advice is advice that is meant to help other people. Take it in stride, or don’t take it at all. But, don’t start an argument or a debate, that’s not what it’s for. I will not be responding about this any further. Thanks guys :)
I understand that working for Disney may be a life long dream for a lot of people, as it was mine. But for people to lower themselves and their worth for less pay than everywhere else, not excluding careers that require degrees (yes they also pay significantly less than everywhere else) makes me really disappointed. You can be so much more and only work seasonally or if your REAL job permits, part-time and be able to do more with your life than live paycheck to paycheck in a terrible low-income apartment with 3 other people budgeting for food week after week just to work there. It’s just so sad to see people throw away their life for Disney. A dream is a dream but when it becomes a nightmare you need to realize the dream isn’t being fulfilled the way it was supposed to and you need to make a change! I love the Walt Disney Company and I love working for them, but I hate seeing people struggle to make ends meet because they refuse to do anything with their life other than devote it to a Disney job simply because they love Disney so much.