In the past year alone, the Walt Disney Co. has fought Florida over its Parental Rights in Education Act, created several transgender characters for its children’s shows, placed gay characters at the center of its films big budget and even launched an LGBTQ-themed clothing line.
And yet, Disney isn’t gay enough for the folks at GLAAD.
On Thursday, GLAAD gave Disney an “insufficient” rating in its annual LGBTQ inclusivity report card, saying the company’s efforts have fallen short despite progress in recent years. The group criticized Disney for donating $25,000 to “anti-LGBTQ” politicians – not noting that Disney has always donated to politicians from all political backgrounds.
GLAAD today released its 10th Studio Accountability Index. This year saw a trans character in a major studio movie for the first time in five years, but also noted a decrease in racial diversity of LGBTQ characters and screen time for LGBTQ characters. Read now: https://t.co/rcZ1xPMt6X
— GLAAD (@glaad) December 15, 2022
Disney wasn’t alone in GLAAD’s annual act of Hollywood punishment. All of the studios reviewed this year received poor ratings, with the worst ratings going to Paramount and Lionsgate. Both studios received “failing” ratings for not featuring any identifiable LGBTQ characters in any of the films they released in 2021.
Warner Bros. received the second-lowest rating of “poor”, with GLAAD noting that the studio continues to work with Harry Potter author JK Rowling, who the group has erroneously described as an “anti-trans activist”.
“The studios’ continued support and validation of him is particularly dangerous and irresponsible,” GLAAD said in the report.
GLAAD has given failing grades to some of Disney’s big screen releases using the new “Vito Russo Test” – a gay version of the feminist Bechdel Test.
by Steven Spielberg West Side Story failed the test even though it features a female-to-male transgender character as well as Oscar winner Ariana DeBose, who is openly lesbian. by Ridley Scott The last duel also failed the test, even though the film is a medieval period piece.
But GLAAD hailed Disney’s mega-flop strange world for featuring a gay teenage protagonist. The animated feature was a box office failure, grossing just $31 million domestically.
“Having a gay teenage protagonist in a family film is a big step in the right direction for the genre, and an example we’d like to see more studios follow.”
As Breitbart News reported, GLAAD recently threatened the Great American Family channel with boycotting advertisers following actress Candace Cameron Burre’s recent comment that the channel will focus on “traditional marriage” rather than same-sex couples. in its Christmas program.