Political correctness is invading amusement parks with Disneyland recently announcing that its decades-old Pirates of the Caribbean ride is going to be revamped so it won’t “trigger” members of Generation Snowflake.
It’s 2017 after all, and props that nobody cared about back in the 1960s when the ride first opened are now problematic.
One scene displays female animatronic models captured by the pirates on an auction block under a banner reading: “Auction: Take a wench for a bride.”
SJWs whined about this affront, and naturally, Disneyland listened.
The offending section will soon be refurbished under a banner reading: “Surrender your loot” and not only will the slave women be gone, but one of the wenches will be re-imagined as an empowered she-pirate herself!
She’ll brandish a rifle just like one of the guys, because piracy should really be about diversity and inclusion.
Disney modified another scene back in 1997 to make the pirates appear to be chasing village women for some of the juicy roast beef they were carrying rather than for some non-consensual hanky-panky.
But there was a reason pirates were violent plunderers who engaged in the slave trade and raped women and that’s because they were pirates!
Part of the pirate job description is to be an obnoxious, sexist, violent bastard! So, if you desire a spin on a pirate-themed ride, you’d best get down to Anaheim soon.