We all know Song of the South, right? No? Oh. Do you guys know what Zip-a-dee-doo-da is? Yes? Great.
Song of the South was a Disney film in the 40s about the Uncle Remus stories of Brer Rabbit. The problem of this film was that people thought it was racist. To be honest, I don’t think it is. Sure it has African-American slaves in it, but what is the big deal? It was popular when it came out and even spawned the famous Splash Mountain rides at nearly every Disney Theme Park. But what made it racist?
From what I heard, people didn’t like the idea of African-Americans being happy in their plantation. What’s so bad about that? Should African-Americans not be happy? If that’s the case, that’s petty racist by itself. Basically what I am trying to say is, why is this film hated?
Most people who hate it haven’t even seen the film! I’ve seen it. It was dreadfully boring, but it wasn’t very racist. Many other classic films were gosh darn racist but no one looks at it bans it from the entire world. Look up classic Looney Tunes cartoons or Gone with the Wind. They had some pretty bad moments and no one complained.
To me, I think people are over looking things. Though I don’t recommend the film, I certainly think the film should get the recognition it deserves.
Leave your opinion down below. I’d love to hear what you guys have to say about this controversy. See you later, Animators!