Many Disney fans have noticed something in the Disney Channel reboot The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder that hasn’t sat right with them. In one episode, Juneteenth, Maya, a young activist on the show, leads a charge in what is being called by critics”anti-white propaganda.”
Maya and her friends, including Penny Proud sing a song about slavery demanding reperations and purport theories that Lincoln didn’t free the slaves and that African-Americans are still enslaved in modern-day America via the prison system.
The show’s director, Latoya Raveneau, is no stranger to controversy, last year she said she had a “not-so-gay” agenda saying, “…Meredith Roberts and our leadership over there has been so welcoming to my not-at-all-secret gay agenda. I was just, wherever I could, just basically adding queerness. If you see anything queer in the show — no one would stop me, and no one was trying to stop me.” Now she has turned her attention to race issues in the show aimed at pre-teen children.
After discovering the town they live in was named after a slave owner, Penny Proud’s friend and activist Maya campaigns to have the town renamed. Penny joins her and together the friend group sings a song that has many claiming Disney has gone too far. Twitter user @jackprosobiecshare the clip on Twitter:
This Disney clip is pure critical race theory, including the insane conspiracy theory that Lincoln did not free the slaves.pic.twitter.com/kLqPUU34Mn
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) February 5, 2023
The song repeats the phrase “slaves built this country” along with”We made your families rich. From the southern plantation heirs to the northern bankers to the New England shipowners, the Founding Fathers, former presidents, current senators, the Illuminati, the New World Order.”
The song also implies that African-Americans still aren’t free saying, “Jim Crow, segregation, redlining, public schools feeding private prisons where we become slaves again”
Conservative writer, writer Christopher Rufo called The Proud Family episode“pure critical race theory.” others called the show out in similar ways:
This user wants peace rather than division.
This user expressed concern over the message being shown to children in the cartoon abd called it “indoctrination.”
Another has chosen to cancel their Disney World trip (many if the replies echoed similar statements).
Another called out inaccuracies and pointed out many children will see this because parents don’t pay attention to what their child watches.
Civil Rights Attorney Leo Terrell called the show “Anti-White” and said he was embarrassed by it.
Others jumped to the shows defense, refuting claims that an inaccurate depiction of history was presented. Any others mocked those upset by the song.