Disney Is Suffering Major Backlash Called “Stupid” And “Homophobic” For Canceling Popular Shows

The Walt Disney Company is seriously berated by fans for their recent actions.

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It is now well known that Disney has shifted their focus from traditional cable television offerings such as the once wildly popular Disney Channel to their new golden goose, the streaming platform Disney+.

In the midst of this transition, The Walt Disney Company has failed to hand over beloved franchises (with significant fan followings) β€” for reasons largely monetary in nature, but possibly also for “family-friendly” brand reasons (we’ll get to that later). the accusations of homophobia).

The Owl House Teaser Disney Channel clip, Luz Noceda (left), Hunter (center), Gus Porter (right)
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A good example of this is the animated television series The owl housecreated by Dana Terrace, which was just getting its third and final season after being canned unceremoniously β€” with its final season limited to just three episodes β€” which the huge and vocal fanbase wasn’t (and is) unhappy with.

Recently, a small (and we mean tiny) clip that lasted only a split second was released as part of a larger Disney Channel promo teaser, and the internet went wild (clip timestamp at oo:30).

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@nunumy took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the matter – and their tweet got over 50,000 likes in about a day, really bringing home the huge following behind this franchise and the thoughts people have about Disney as a company:

Disney really canceled a show capable of driving half of Twitter into a frenzy with a random 0.5 second ass clip

@nunumy followed this tweet with an even simpler callout, expressing how “stupid” they think Disney is for canceling The owl house:

my tweet was just a comment about how stupid Disney is to cancel such a popular show

If people are still confused, @nunumy has clarified the situation with this answer:

@runaroundmacy: Sorry, maybe I’m missing something? I’ve looked at the clips in the thread and I don’t see anything that would be controversial? I’ve heard some rumors, but can someone explain to me what exactly happened?

(in reply) @nunumy: Disney canceled the owl house a while ago because it “didn’t fit its brand”. the final (and cut short due to cancellation) season will first air in October and a 0.5 second clip has been released. that little clip was enough for TOH to trend on Twitter

This all corresponds to what The owl house‘s showrunner Terrace shared during a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) that Disney executives just wanted to “be done” with the show, even getting the “comfort” episodes was hard:

They just wanted to be done with TOH [The Owl House] and this was the perfect opportunity to do so. Even getting the Season 3 episodes of Consolation was hard apparently. Hard to say, I wasn’t allowed to be part of conversations until I was just… Told. I wasn’t even allowed to present my case.

@JasonPa92477991 responded to the first tweet, venting their thoughts on Disney’s decline and their mind-boggling decisions:

Disney Channel has lost more than 2/3 of their viewers and they are canceling everything the remaining viewers want to see.
The MCU is losing people fast (shows included), The Starwars stuff is not popular and I only know of 2 shows they are currently airing with regular fans

While @RL3004 shared this (and included a SpongeBob reference for good measure):

Everyone: Why cancel such a popular show? A 2 second clip was literally by far the main takeaway for an entire video that had nothing to do with it? It drives Twitter crazy, this is like throwing money away?

Disney: The inner mechanisms of my mind are a mystery.

@Iglagoolagos added to this sentiment:

They canceled it before season 2 even aired. They didn’t give it a chance to grow and really prove itself, even though it had already gained a devoted fanbase that could expand astronomically during season 1 alone.

Guess what? IT DID!!!

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@Kyez0ar also criticized the “business side” of companies:

The Business Side of Companies Not Making the Worst Decisions Ever Impossible Challenge

Plus, the show’s LGBTQ+ elements were also a big part of the discussion, with The owl house it’s the first-ever Disney show to officially play out the main characters’ enemies-to-friends-to-lovers romance, with the bi-lead friends becoming friends with her once-rival over the course of the show. Additionally, The owl house also featured Disney’s first non-binary character and overall was a well-animated and fun fantasy romp for school-aged kids and teens.

Also keeping in mind the LGBTQ+ nature of the show, @Iglagoolagos added:

Disney hated associating their brand with a queer protagonist, whose romance with another girl was a major part of the plot.

It undermined their ability to sell a minor background character that they were once gay as a great representation.

@YURISGF refers to “Lumity”, which is the relationship portmanteau for the characters Luz Noceda (Sarah-Nicole Robles) and Amity Blight (Mae Whitman), stating that if the gay relationship didn’t exist, Disney would “milk that shit” up to 10 seasons”:

@MightyWario_ was more concise and shared:

homophobia, literally no other explanation

The owl house creator Dana Terrace puts it all into perspective, saying this all has to do with “a few business people,” determining what “fits into the Disney brand,” and the show “doesn’t.” [fitting] this man’s taste” – a criticism that has often been leveled at The Walt Disney Company of late for being overly greedy for money:

At the end of the day there are a few business people who oversee what fits into the Disney brand and one day one of those guys decided TOH didn’t fit that “brand”. The story is serialized (ACCURACY compared to an average anime lmao), our audience is getting older, and that just didn’t fit this guy’s taste.

What do you think of the response from fans to The owl house canceled by Disney? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

The Owl House follows the human Luz Noceda (Sarah-Nicole Robles) as she travels to the Boiling Isles in the Demon Realm, where she meets Eda Clawthorne (Wendie Malick), the baby dragon king and the titular Owl House Hooty (both voiced by Alex Hirsch) meet. . Luz meets and befriends Willow Park (Tati Gabrielle), Gus Porter (Issac Ryan Brown) at school and a hostile rival (and possible girlfriend) in Amity Blight (Mae Whitman). They tangle with Lilith Clawthorne (Cissy Jones), Emperor Belos (Matthew Rhys), Hunter (Zeno Robinson) and even The Collector (Fryda Wolff).

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