(Headline USA) Disney’s upcoming live action film Peter Pan & Wendy was blasted this week after a new trailer provided a glimpse into the film’s “woke agenda.”
The trailer, released on Wednesday, shows Wendy arriving in Neverland and encountering the Lost Boys — which now includes both boys and girls in the film.
“But you’re not all boys,” Wendy points out.
“So?” one of the girls responds.
The film also hired Yara Shahidi, a black actress, to play Tinkerbell, who is famously blonde and blue-eyed in the original story.
“The diversity nonsense at Disney continues,” Twitter user Noble Brown said. “Tinkerbell is black/The Lost Boys now have girls among them/Truly a reflection of the UK in 1911, exactly as JM Barrie envisioned.”
Disney has come under fire over the past few years for pushing wokeism onto children. The company’s embrace of leftist ideology has even earned legislative rebukes from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who recently signed a bill stripping Disney World of its self-government status.
“For more than 50 years, the state of Florida put Disney on a pedestal,” DeSantis wrote in an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal. “Democrats often rail about corporations’ nefarious influence over politics and oppose favorable exceptions for big companies. Yet they supported keeping Disney’s special self-governing status. This confirms how much the modern left has jettisoned principle in favor of power. As long as large corporations help advance the left’s woke agenda, the left is willing to do their bidding.”
DeSantis went on to accuse Disney of siding with Democrats to “achieve through corporate power what it can’t get at the ballot box.”
“Leaders must stand up and fight back when big corporations make the mistake, as Disney did, of using their economic might to advance a political agenda,” DeSantis wrote. “We are making Florida the state where the economy flourishes because we are the state where woke goes to die.”