Boycott of Disney has ended

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  1. joepunk macrumors 68030

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  2. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    I dont think so. I had never even heard of they boycott.
     
  3. Josh396 macrumors 65816

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    I agree. I don't really think that Disney cared to much anyways.
     
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    about the only people that knows about the boycott are the homos who attend on the day in question. Having gay friends who have worked there, I can say that it didn't do squat.

    Unfortunately, whereas 9 years ago they boycotted, today they'd probably try legal action... :rolleyes:
     
  6. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I certainly wasn't aware of the boycott. Wonder if the 50th Anniversary of Disneyland had any effect?
     
  7. leekohler macrumors G5

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    They were persistant though! 9 years is a long time to see no results! :) I mean really- I wonder what it was that made them stop?
     
  8. sjpetry macrumors 65816

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    Those silly Christians. :)

    I bet it really hurt Disney. ;) :rolleyes:
     
  9. hob macrumors 68020

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    OK, this is strange - two films I've watched this week touch on this subject somewhat:

    1. The Corporation - The very nature of corporations is that they are there to make money. Disney is a film company, but the Disney brand restricts them somewhat to making family-only entertainment. So, in order to make more money they have to have different brands such as Touchstone and Miramax so they can make the more risqué stuff - if i recall correctly the first Touchstone film was Splash - and rated 12 (PG-13 UK equiv.)...! :eek:

    2. An Evening with Kevin Smith - A most entertaining double-dvd, which stretches on for close to 4 hours... at one point Smith tells an amusing annecdote about how his local catholic church tried to have his film Dogma banned - they were protesting at his local theatre etc. etc. - but of course, had not seen the film. (The humor comes in when he infiltrates the group... :D )

    Anyhoo, yes - Boycotting a multinational is a bad idea. Unless you're an entire nation... In europe... Or maybe Japan...

    Just thought I'd share
     
  10. Inspector Lee macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe they got 86'ed from Six Flags...
     
  11. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    The Southern Baptist Conference was also supposed to boycott Disney parks due to Gay Days but happened more recently.
     
  12. pinto32 macrumors 6502

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    Its always good to see christian group leading the fight against healthcare....this one probably had to quite because the "homos" are everywhere now. They are afraid of going outside....don't wanna "catch it".
     
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    American "Family" Association

    Run from anything with "family" in it...
     
  14. virividox macrumors 601

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    i didnt even know there wa s aboycott hahaha

    doesnt seem like it was that effective
     
  15. Mr. Durden macrumors 6502a

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    Whew! Good thing. Disney was hurtin from this boycott. Eisner was pulling his hair out trying to figure out how to keep the parks open. They darn near crippled the entire Disney franchise.
     
  16. aloofman macrumors 68020

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    The real reason they grant domestic partner benefits is not because they particularly like gays. It's because gay men and women are so ingrained in the entertainment industry that you can't run a successful entertainment conglomerate without them.
     
  17. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Exactly, the world would be a terrible place without us. And besides-to work with and know us, is to like us. :)
     
  18. the_mole1314 macrumors 6502a

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    There is a gym in Richmond called American Family Fitness, I guess people go there to run. :p
     
  19. Xtremehkr macrumors 68000

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    As silly as it was to begin with, it runs contrary to what is going on right now.

    Boycotting Disneyland on that particular day would seem to make more sense. It would probably be better for their health given how over the top their reaction to a lifestyle different from theirs is.

    Disneyland has a Gothic day as well, I think it started recently. Kinda spooky to see the happiest place in the world full of goths dressed in black with heavy makeup, tattoos, colored hair, and piercings.
     
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    I think gay men and women are pretty ingrained in all aspects of life, including religion, so I think it's difficult to run any successful endeavour without them, not just entertainment.
     
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    Phew, I'm glad this boycott is over. It was really starting to take a negative toll on my life!
     
  22. sjpetry macrumors 65816

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    If we stick together, we can get through this hard time. ;)
     

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