The Disney+ animated program "The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder" currently sits at a 11 percent audience score on Rotten Tomatoes following backlash after a clip went viral online featuring the children of the cartoon family demanding black reparations while performing slam poetry built around the false assertions of critical race theory.
"This country was built on slavery which means SLAVES built this country," one of the kids raps at the adults in a school auditorium. "This land from sea to sea to sea, first there was rice, tobacco, sugar, cane-Then Whitney did his thing and cotton became king." An audience member wrote on Rotten Tomatoes, "This was one of the worst examples of 'modern' television I've ever seen. If this is truly the direction Disney is heading I think it might be time to rethink my Disney+ subscription."
"Then they say Lincoln freed the slaves," the teens rapped, "But slaves were men and women, and only we can free ourselves. Emancipation is not freedom."
Christopher Rufo tweeted, "This Disney clip is pure critical race theory, including the insane conspiracy theory that Lincoln did not free the slaves."
The Emancipation Proclamation was delivered by Lincoln in 1863 and slavery was constitutionally abolished in 1865.
"Divisive misinformation, toxic to anyone, and unbelievably inappropriate for children. Disney needs to reevaluate its current direction," one audience member wrote.
Anti-racism indoctrination and critical race theory are both forms of racial essentialism aimed at rewriting American history and redefining individuals by their racial and ethnic identity groups and then assigning them a place within predestined historical structures and hierarchies of power.
"Imagine paying money to Disney to teach your kids to hate themselves and hate their country," Jack Posobiec tweeted.
"Those in charge of creating the content that your kids watch hate you and want to ideologically groom your children through indoctrination. What are you going to do about it?" said Rippaverse creator Eric July.
The reparations rap was part of the Proud Family season 2, which sits at an even lower rating than the overall series at 9 percent audience approval.
"Do you enjoy sitting passively while an unhinged maniac screams hateful nonsense in your face for 23 minutes straight? If yes then this show is for you. For anyone who's not a self-loathing masochist, however, The Proud Family will challenge Velma and Santa, Inc. as the worst creative endeavor in human history," another audience member wrote on Rotten Tomatoes.
Rufo also tweeted that the show was promoting the book "White Fragility" by Robin DeAngelo. The premise of the book is that a white person's defensiveness at the accusation of racism comes from their insecurity and fragility around the issue of race.
American slavery was a custom started by the British Empire and instituted in their colonies, using a supply chain heavily provided by dominant African tribes selling and bartering conquered peoples with Europeans. The 1776 Declaration of Independence announced that "all men are created equal," and during the American Revolution, all the states abolished the international slave trade, although the southern states reversed that decision shortly thereafter. During the American Civil War, which began in 1861, more Americans died in the war to free the slaves than World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and Vietnam War combined.
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