Disney has canned its controversial critical race theory training module from the company's internal portal after serious public backlash.
Disney made headlines last week after it pushed white privilege checklists and minority only segregated affinity groups on its employees. Employees said Disney "actively discourages conservative and Christian employees from expressing their views." Now, the company has done a complete u-turn and removed all critical race theory training material from the company's internal network.
The company told employees to reject "equality" in favour of equity and race based ideology. This sort of critical race theory training is now common in large companies and bureaucracies. Many Disney fans were extremely disappointed with the politicization of children's shows and movies. Recently, activists have targeted Sleeping Beauty for the lack of consent when Beauty is awoken by true love's kiss.
The removal of the training videos came to light on Twitter as the page now reads "This site is currently under technical maintenance for approximately 72 hours". Many on social media have expressed skepticism that the training has actually been deleted considering Disney's past "woke" behaviour in casting and writing new shows and movies.
Other companies have done the same in the past, LinkedIn was forced to remove "woke" training modules after public backlash. Linkedin sought to train employees to "be less white" in a course created by author Robin DiAngelo. Coca-Cola suffered similar backlash after pushing similar training on employees.
Disney did not release any statement or response to deleting the training materials. It's unclear whether Disney actually plans on abandoning their new training ideology or whether they are just reimagining it as the banner on the site suggested.