As more consumers push back against woke ideology, the mantra “go woke, go broke” bears fruit regularly. One need look no further than the mouse. Disney and their radical ideas have damaged their stock price, gotten some of its ridiculous tax breaks stripped, and general consumer distaste has led to a string of bombs, even from the Marvel universe.
Recently Disney fired Marvel universe executive Victoria Alonso, claiming a breach of contract. Not a shocking termination after the last couple of disastrous Marvel bombs. Now, Alonso and her attorney are firing back, alleging that Disney fired her for something much more odious. The Daily Wire reports:
Former Marvel Studios executive Victoria Alonso is now speaking out via her attorney, alluding that her firing was about more than just a breach of contract.
News of Alonso’s termination came with rumors that she’d been let go due to her promotion of the Oscar-nominated Amazon project “Argentina, 1985.” Now, she’s saying there’s more to the story.
“The idea that Victoria was fired over a handful of press interviews relating to a personal passion project about human rights and democracy that was nominated for an Oscar and which she got Disney’s blessing to work on is absolutely ridiculous,” Alonso’s attorney Patty Glaser said in a statement, per Variety.
Considering Alonso is a gay Latina woman, there must be more to the firing than what Disney is letting on. The LGBTQ community is a protected class in America, and throw in the fact that she is Latina, and she should have been virtually bulletproof. Now, she claims there is much more to the story than the house of mouse is saying. The Daily Wire continued:
“Victoria, a gay Latina who had the courage to criticize Disney, was silenced,” Glaser’s statement continued. “Then she was terminated when she refused to do something she believed was reprehensible. Disney and Marvel made a really poor decision that will have serious consequences. There is a lot more to this story and Victoria will be telling it shortly—in one forum or another.”
Alonso’s criticism was, of course, related to the blurring out of pride flags and similar gay symbols for the release of the failed “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,” which had to be edited for its release in Kuwait.
Victoria Alonso was reportedly fired from Marvel for producing Oscar-nominee ‘Argentina, 1985’ for Amazon and for continuing to promote it despite being warned not to.
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Disney makes it a regular procedure to edit out offensive content based on the market in which the movie is being released. This should not shock anyone, especially an executive with the company. The Daily Wire continued:
Sources at Disney claim Alonso was angry about being asked to blur out images of gay pride decorations in the Marvel movie “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,” for the film’s release in Kuwait. The pride items in question can be seen in storefront windows as the character Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) walks down a San Francisco street.
This is just one example of many times when Hollywood studios omit certain scenes to appease audiences in foreign countries. The Kuwait version also needed to have references to alcohol and animated butt cheeks of one character removed, The Hollywood Reporter noted. No other versions of the movie had the pride flags blurred out.
It remains to be seen what Alonso is alleging regarding something “reprehensible.” Perhaps her idea of reprehensible is blurring out the pride flag. Whatever the outcome, Disney is again proving that perhaps they should be more careful with their hiring and firing practices.
Perhaps they should hire the most qualified candidates rather than virtue signal and hire a gay Latina woman. Not saying she wasn’t qualified; just saying Disney got more than they bargained for, and Alonso isn’t done with the mouse yet.
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