Trailer of Disney’s woke Peter Pan revamp turns off fans out of the gates

Disney’s latest “Peter Pan”-themed film, “Peter Pan & Wendy,” has critics crying foul, claiming that even this innocent story has been perverted by the company’s increasingly “woke” ambitions.

For example, in the trailer for the upcoming film, there’s a scene in which the “Lost Boys” introduce themselves.

“Are you?” Wendy asks them.

“‘Lost Boys,'” one of the “boys” replies.

“Every last one of us,” a girl then adds.

That’s right, the “Lost Boys” now contain girls because of “diversity” and “inclusion.”


The irony is that by adding girls to the “Lost Boys,” Disney basically chose to insult girls.

How so? In the original novel, author J. M. Barrie described the “Lost Boys” as boys “who fall out of their prams when the nurse is looking the other way and if they are not claimed in seven days, they are sent far away to the Neverland.”

According to Bounding Into Comics, Barrie further “states” in the original novel that “there are absolutely no ‘Lost Girls’ because infant girls were simply too smart to fall out of their cribs and wander off.”

And so, to add girls to the “Lost Boys” means dumbing down the girls of this make-believe, fantasy world.

But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

In Disney’s new “woke” Neverland, Tinkerbell is black, and Peter Pan is Indian. In the original story, both were white. Meanwhile, Captain Hook, the bad guy, conveniently remains white.

While these changes may seem minor, critics say they unnecessarily distort the original story, and all so that Disney may parade around its “woke” bona fides.

Here’s a small sample of the growing criticism:

Regarding the racial aspect, critics say that it’s not an issue of there being minority characters in films; it’s an issue of longtime white characters being replaced by them.

“Disney couldn’t care less about making new stories with Poc characters, they just put poc ppl to play white characters, and that shows 1) how lazy Disney is 2) how racist this is, it’s like they don’t think poc ppl deserve their own stories (beside like 3 animated movies?),” one critic argued.

Keep in mind this critic lists his “gender pronouns” in his Twitter bio, so he himself is at least a little “woke” to begin with.

Keep in mind also that he’s not alone in voicing this particular dissent.

Look at more examples below:

In fairness, for every critic, there appears to be a supporter of the new film who says, “Who cares?”

Their argument is that these are make-believe characters anyway, so technically they don’t have a race or gender. They’re whatever the author or reader wants them to be …


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