Via Scream It From The Top of Your Lungs
I’m sorry, but can we take a moment? First of all, Walt Disney should be called a hero, and will forever be considered one. Not only is he one of the most well known men in the world, but the Disney Company employs over sixty thousand people, myself included. That alone, is reason enough.
To continue, if you’ll recall, in the time that Disney was around (1901-1966, in case you’re curious), having facial hair, tattoos, long hair, and short skirts wasn’t acceptable. The culture has changed since then, and will continue to change from now on. Considering quite a few people that I work with have tattoos and facial hair, it’s safe to say that this argument doesn’t still stand. Yes, we are required to cover our tattoos (for the sake of preserving the Disney magic), and the men must keep their beards trimmed and proper (but again, you’re not going to look like a homeless person when you work for one of the leading companies in the world. They don’t call it the Disney Look for nothing), but that’s something you’ll find in quite a few work places (doctors offices, lawyers offices, etc).
Walt Disney should be honored for his love of children, joy, animation, and all that he brought to our world. Without him, we wouldn’t have characters that have been brought to life like Cinderella, Peter Pan, Alice, Snow White, and so on. We wouldn’t have movies like Up, Finding Nemo, or Tangled. Our world as we know it would be lacking a serious amount of creative innovation. Disney is constantly striving to be the best, and with their new movie Frozen, that’s quite obvious.
So, with that being said, just because you’ve decided that Walt Disney shouldn’t be a hero because he was of German descent (congrats, you probably looked that up just to have an excuse to complain), completely contradicts your point. You say that “anyone who discriminates (harshly) on peoples appearances, color of their skin, etc, is not a hero” when you’ve just gone and done it yourself.
If Disney were alive today, I think he would’ve grown, just as the company has, and just as our country has. Disney was a man with innovative ideas and a constantly growing imagination. In our world today, we could use a bit of magic like that. That’s all.