If you were thinking about watching “Aladdin” on Disney Plus for your next family movie night, well, there’s something you should know: it’s highly problematic.
At least problematic enough to merit a warning:
Aladdin now has a warning on Disney + pic.twitter.com/ZzrX6qHqct
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) March 16, 2021
Because of course.
So stupid https://t.co/Ga5Ti8oLrB
— Nuance Bro (@NuanceBro) March 16, 2021
My Middle Eastern siblings and I grew up watching Aladdin. Even went to the theater for it. Guess we didn't realize it was suppose to be offensive to us…
— Elya (@El_Yea) March 16, 2021
Apparently Disney is very concerned about how “Aladdin” might influence people’s perceptions about Middle Easterners, or, even worse, about Muslims. If there’s one thing that Disney will not stand for, it’s the unjust oppression of Muslims.
— Logan Hall (@loganclarkhall) March 16, 2021
This is just so on-brand for Disney.
I’d like to see Disney’s warning at the start of Mulan about human rights abuses in the Chinese province where they filmed it. https://t.co/NmYgl9Ns7z
— Vivek Ramaswamy (@VivekGRamaswamy) March 16, 2021
Don’t hold your breath.