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If I were Disney, I'd be aiming for a market positioning of, "Netflix, but with content from places like Disney and Marvel and without all of the 2019 political craziness."



Isn't Disney a poster child of political craziness? Copyright laws, workers rights, Walt Disney racism stuff, etc.


You're conflating the company with the product. I'm talking about whether or not politics is manifested in the product.


The same people who are going nuts over the entertainment companies' (including Disney's) abortion stands were also going nuts over Disney's Ellen coming out stand many years ago.


People who want the injection of politics into product generally aren't good customers. In many cases, they don't have that much money to spend, and in other cases, they're too much trouble when less demanding customer's money is just as good.


Disney's stands on gay characters and abortion are considered politics by that group of nuts, is it not? Those stands are manifested in their product, as I just demonstrated. This contradicts your comment in the post I responded to.


Those stands are manifested in their product, as I just demonstrated. This contradicts your comment in the post I responded to.

Not really. Politics manifested as a talk show host, like Ellen Degeneris is fine. People know who Ellen is, and what she thinks. So they can tune in or not, according to their preferences. What I'm referring to is the imposition of politics to customers who don't want it and aren't seeking it out. It's not manifestation of politics, period. Most art has some politics in it. It's a certain disingenuousness and/or high-handedness in doing so.

Thanks for pointing out where I should clarify.


> Politics manifested as a talk show host, like Ellen Degeneris is fine.

Ellen wasn't a talk show host. Ellen was a sitcom character. Thanks for pointing out where you misunderstood. https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1997-06-20-mn-5159-s...


Also works for that fictional character, as she's basically Ellen Degeneris anyways.


Nope. Ellen only came out two weeks before her sitcom character came out. The people watching the sitcom would not have known that Ellen was gay when they started watching, and Ellen certainly wasn't outspoken about gay rights at the time.




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