I've hated Disney for a while now, but this latest news (as of this writing: 5/8/13) just makes my blood boil!
Attempting to trademark an ancient holiday? Seriously? What's next, Disney- trying to obtain the rights to a particular religion? How about making a Christian film and then claiming ownership to all of Christianity? Or Judaism? Or Buddahism? Or you fill in the blank. I'm surprised they haven't trademarked the Dalmatian breed. Or just dogs in general...*cough*Lady and the Tramp*cough*
For anyone who hasn't heard, The Mouse has tried recently to trademark the entire Mexican "Day Of the Dead" holiday becuase of some new film they are making that revolves around the celebration. What...???? Are you kidding me?! Evidently not.
Now, I'm not Latino or Hispanic, so the holiday means nothing to me personally, but this latest slimeball tactic has offended those of that culture immensely. And it has offended me! As someone so bluntly put it, "Culture is not for sale!" Well Amen to that!
There has been such a backlash about this that Disney has pretty much been forced to withdraw with their tail between their legs like a whipped puppy. Good! All I can say to those of you who helped to send a message to Disney: Bravo! Take your holiday back!
When I say that I hate Disney, I don't mean I hate Disney movies or characters. I like them as much as anyone. But I absolutely despise the Disney Company and what it has become. They are way too big for their own good, and in their present state they are little good for anyone else. I also hate the over-merchandising of everything Disney. I have been on a personal boycott of anything Disney for over a year now and have no intention of letting up. If I do buy something Disney-related, I make sure that it's used, so The Mouse isn't getting any of my hard-earned pennies. (I did make one exception: there was a certain Disney movie that I had been wanting for a very long time that apparently was only recently released onto DVD. I was totally unable to find a used copy- it's not a well-known or popular movie- so I bit the bullet and bought it new.)
Believe me, if you too don't want to support this increasingly evil company but still like to buy their products, you should have no trouble finding them on the secondary market. Disney movies, clothing, toys, collectibles...can all be found used but still in good condition at thrift stores, yard sales, eBay, Amazon, antique shops, even some pawn shops.
If you MUST buy Disney, please buy it USED! Thank you.