(NewsReady.com) – Disney has become synonymous with “woke” culture. Over the years, the company has included many new characters in its films and cartoons to be more inclusive. It has even remade old films to include a more diverse cast. That is what it’s doing to another classic film, and not everyone is happy about it.
On Wednesday, March 1, Disney released its trailer for the live-action “Peter Pan & Wendy” film. It immediately received backlash. The trailer starts with Wendy appearing in Neverland. She soon encounters the Lost Boys, who introduce themselves as such. Wendy says, “But you’re not all boys!” A girl who belongs to the group challenges her, saying, “So?!”
In the original adaptations, the Lost Boys were — well — boys. Specifically, they were boys who fell out of their prams when their nurses weren’t looking. They went unclaimed for seven days and then were sent to Neverland, where they lived with The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up. In the novel, Peter Pan explains that there are no girls in the group because they are too clever to fall out of their pram.
Fans objected to the addition of the girls, saying it didn’t make any sense because the Lost Boys look at Wendy as a maternal figure in the book and previous films.
Dear @DisneyPlus I get why you want to add girls to #TheLostBoys #PeterPan but it illustrates the ignorance of who made that decision. It nullifies the importance of 12yo Wendy. The Lost Boys see her as “mother”. If there are “Lost Girls” the boys would have chosen one of them.
— 𝙹𝚞𝚜𝚝 𝚊 𝚌𝚑𝚒𝚌𝚔🐥𝚝𝚠𝚎𝚎𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚐 (@KristineAz) March 2, 2023
Conservative fans are also upset that Tinker Bell, who has always had blonde hair and fair skin, is black, and the actor who plays Peter Pan is Indian.
The diversity nonsense at Disney continues.
Peter Pan is now Indian
Tinkerbell is black
The Lost Boys now have girls among them
Truly a reflection of the UK in 1911, exactly as JM Barrie envisioned
— Noble Brown🗡 (@Sociopathlete) February 28, 2023
Disney fans have objected to the company’s addition of people of color in the past. The Little Mermaid live-action film included black actress Halle Bailey as Ariel. Supporters of the decision pointed out mermaids aren’t real, so it doesn’t matter what race Ariel is.
“Peter Pan & Wendy” is set to be released on Disney+ on April 28.
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