Skip to comments.Critics: Facts donít back up Meryl Streepís Walt Disney bashing
Posted on 01/10/2014 4:28:44 PM PST by jazusamo
LOS ANGELES Meryl Streeps Tuesday speech in which she labeled the late Walt Disney a gender bigot is being criticized by some who worked with the Hollywood legend, and others who have a much different take on the Hollywood giants life.
Walt Disney animator Floyd Norman, who worked alongside the mogul on films including the classic Sleeping Beauty, told us Streep is simply misinformed.
I arrived at Disney in 1956 as a young artist. Surprisingly, there were a fair number of young women working in the art department. I too had heard that women were not allowed in animation. So, even in the '50s, things were already beginning to change, he told FOX411. While it is true the studio regarded women differently from men in the '30s, I found many young women who had nothing but good things to say about their years in Ink and Paint. Most loved Uncle Walt and never regarded him as a sexist.
Indeed it was very much the norm in the '30s for women to be closed off from jobs in the animation arena, so some argue that Disney was more of a product of his time. But as early as 1941, Disney is reported to have told male artists working on Dumbo that if women can do the work as well, she is worth as much as a man.
The myths surrounding Walt Disney are to be expected, I guess. Like most famous men of his time, his legacy has continually been challenged, Norman said. No matter how many times we refute the lies about Walt, they seem to continue. I think some people will simply never like the man, no matter what we have to say.
Another long-term, current Disney employee described Streeps harsh words as plain weird.
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Streep had better get her facts straight before bashing Walt Disney as an anti-Semite and sexist at a most inappropriate forum, of course Streep has a leftist agenda.
Actors rarely think for themselves. They’re paid to read someone else’s words, no thinking needed.
Streep is a great actor but typically low information (stupid & brainwashed).
Another attempt at revisionist history. Streep just showed that she has a lack of class, something I didn’t expect of her but should have given that she is an actress.
Long after Meryl Streep is a forgotten nobody, Walt Disney and what he created will still be known and loved.
Just a nasty name calling washed up “actress” (oops, genderist word), pulling a publicity stunt
Walt Disney has been gone for almost 50 years - who is Meryl Streep to speak ill of him! Another one for on my excrement list.
Did Streep bash Nelson Mandella for being a commie terrorist supporter?
Absolutely, and I have to think Streep is somehow jealous of that fact.
I’m pretty sure she admired Mandella for being a commie supporter.
These facts are racist.
Agreed! I always said Dan Akeroyd was much more convincing.
With all do respect, IMO both suck as actresses. As for fonda, her skeleton should be hanging next to kerry in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Streep doesn’t need facts ... she’s got a script. She’s a great actress.
Yep, you’re exactly right.
I have a female relative that worked in animation starting in the 1950’s and loved it. She never had a problem. And she’s still around with a nice big pension to show for it!
I agree with you 100 percent, but facts don’t matter to her or to most of those Hollywood libtards.
They’re in it for the MONEY and the fame.
Most are rabid-ass sociopaths, who would otherwise be dangerous criminals, IMHO.
These slanders against Walt Disney have been around a long time.
They are deliberate and have been coordinated to some degree by the communist propaganda gait-prop of the 20th century.
It stems from his position when there was a strike at the Disney Studio in 1940 wherein he was aware of the communist component of it.
And then from his willingness to testify to the HUAC in 1947 about communist influence in Hollywood.
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