Disney, you have been a huge part of my life. It may sound odd to sound this sentimental towards a company such as Disney, but to be honest, many of my interests, hobbies, inspirations, and aspirations have been formed by it. Growing up, Walt Disney was always one of my heroes. I always admired how big his dreams were, and I always admired his commitment to doing what seemed impossible to many.
One of the many virtues that I gleaned from Walt Disney was having the ability to persevere in the face of major adversity and to stand his ground even when no one else believed that his goals were impossible.
It is upon this virtue that I must stand by saying that Disney, it is time for us to part ways.
I draw the line when it comes to child abuse. (Yes, it is child abuse.) I will not and cannot support you on the hill that you’ve chosen to stand on. You have chosen to use your power to manipulate those who lack the proper intellectual and moral faculties to know better. You have chosen to use your power to manipulate the young and naive into supporting evil. Disney, I am twenty-three years old. I am the demographic you are targeting. I am not falling for it.
Just as I parted ways with Netflix when they engaged in child exploitation, so too will I part ways with you, until you decide to turn yourselves around and use your powers for good instead of evil.
I believe in you. You are better than this Disney.
Until then Disney, this is goodbye. I hope to see ya real soon.
Sincerely and with a broken heart,