Let me preface this post with this: I have a love/hate relationship with Disney. While I enjoy their products most of the time, their political capitulation to the liberals has left me with a very bitter taste in my mouth.
Cheyenne has been REALLY into Hannah Montana and the Jonas Brothers within the past six months. While I feel like I'm in a reeducation camp, I've actually come to enjoy watching her shows on The Disney Channel. Not because of any great substantive plots, but because they're so simple. I don't have to worry about what Cheyenne's being exposed to on these shows, and the music reflects some good values.
Miley Cyrus, who plays the teenager living a secret life as a superstar, has come under fire a few times for questionable behavior. Most recently, the 16-year-old has been criticized for risque behavior on the recent Kids' Choice Awards on Nickelodeon. While I may not condone everything she does, Miley does, for the most part, represent the wholesome image of your all-American girl. The message of her music in songs like "Nobody's Perfect" and "The Climb" give a positive, uplifting feeling.
Recently, one of Miley's songs, "Party in the USA," has been satirized by a gay group who has changed the song to "Party in the FIP." FIP (Fire Island Pines) is a gay beach on Long Island, New York. The video shows men in Speedos frolicking on the beach, and the video itself has been a popular youtube view. Disney's response to all the hoopla? Crickets.
MSNBC just LOVED all of this, as you will see in this video.
While I am more of a libertarian on what people do behind closed doors, I feel this is a very bad move on Disney's part. Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana has become a sensation that has fed the Disney cash cow to the point of gluttony, yet Disney has catered to the gay agenda for many years with "Gay Days" at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Do they not realize that there are MANY more heterosexual families who don't want to spend the money for an expensive vacation to have to explain why two men are kissing or why two women are holding hands? I, personally, don't want to have to explain that to a young child.
Millions of more dollars have been put into the pockets of Disney from Hannah Montana and the Jonas Brothers than their most successful "Gay Days" event. The message being sent? Parents and children alike are longing for a more simple and wholesome form of entertainment. We're tired of having our children's innocence robbed from them at far too young an age. And we aren't afraid to use our spending power to send the word.
Disney has to ask themselves, "What is the message we want to send?" They're trying to lead the double life of a teenage secret pop star. Eventually, the secret is revealed.
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