Friday Night Forgotten Oldie: ‘Oh, Mr. Bluebird, up on my shoulder’

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In all this big wide world there is no one that is more politically correct than the Walt Disney Company.

Disney plans to rework the theming of the Splash Mountain theme park ride (located in both Disney World and Disneyland) that is based on the 1946 film Song of the South.

In August 2020, Disneyland removed the Oscar-winning song “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah” from the Disneyland Resort esplanade music loop — the courtyard area in between Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.

Now, Disney World has removed “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” from the Festival of Fantasy parade soundtrack.

Song of the South is a mix of live-action and animation and features an older African-American plantation laborer named Uncle Remus who tells stories to a young white boy.

Disney has caved to petitions that Splash Mountain be totally revamped because the movie Song of the South is racist. Ergo, if the movie is racist then its very popular song dating back more than 75 years ago must also be racist.

You be the judge.

Sorry. I don’t see it.

BONUS

From one of my favorite British Invasion bands. The year was 1964.

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