So after reading al's update the familiar term of pirates being politically incorrect pop up often. Can someone please explain what was politically incorrect about. And i also wanna know why the burning cabin was politically incorrect. thanks
The girl in the barrel wasn't naked. She had a blue dress on. And the pirate who was "pooped out" from chasing after her sat in front of the barrel with a piece of her blue dress in his hand. He lamented to passing riders how "lively" she was and how much he'd like to find her once he got his strength back, while she popped up in the barrel behind him in hiding. It all took place with the pirates behind him chasing other girls around and around. And then, once you passed the pooped pirate, you saw a fat girl who had turned the tables on the invaders and she was chasing a scrawny pirate. (At least in 1967 she was fat. By todays American standards she would be almost a normal sized adult woman)
It was funny.
Then in 1997 they put a bunch of plastic food all over the place and the pirates were chasing the girls who had food in their hand, because they were really "hungry". The girl in the barrel was replaced by a levitating cat, and the pooped pirate in front of the barrel just talked about how much he liked food while he held a giant turkey leg.
She was naked??? All I remember is her head poking up out of the barrel, and the pirate, holding a shawl or something, saying, "I can't wait till I hoist me colors on the likes of that winsome wench!" The turntables had pirates chasing women, a rooster chasing a hen, and a "plus-size" woman chasing a pirate and giggling. Anyone have a picture of that?
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Apparently, it was politically incorrect to depict, even vaguely, that Pirates raped women once they caught them. ("Mommy, why are the pirates chasing the women?") Kids might think it's ok to do that. Maybe, when playing "pirates" in the backyard, the boys would eventually catch a girl and proceed to do just that. Is that what Disney wants to convey in its rides? Huh? HUH?
After all, the pirates are the heroes on the POTC attraction. Right?
There's a lot of "incorrect" that goes on in claims of "political incorrectness."
Didn't he also comment something to the effect of "hoisting" his "colors" on her as well?
Yes he did
Even said "I be willin' to share, I'd be"
The weren't know for being PC.
It's history, we learn from it.
Quote by Al:
To that end I'd like the Internet community to join me in reminding the Disney company that "it all started with Walt." As you can see below we've created some T-shirts, plus a few simple graphics that you can copy and paste into your websites to let folks know how you feel.
I love how we today try to hide the past and do not want to even talk about it. Just cover it up and never talk about it again. So they go and change a couple of attractions and think oh its all ok now. People do not forget.
I find it interesting that no one complains that the bride in the Haunted Mansion is supposedly a husband killer. I guess that is OK. If it was a guy murdering a woman, that would have been removed a long time ago.
BTW, I have ridden Pirates from the first year it was open and it never occurred to me that the woman was a "rape victim." I all saw was she was being chased. With the PC craziness of the Pressler years, they never changed the first scene. I guess it is OK to drowned males in wells. Violence to males, OK. Violence to woman, not PC.
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