Stop Disneyland from Replacing Wench Auction in Classic Attraction!
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The Pirates of the Caribbean ride has been a classic for over 50 years. Some scenes are automatically recognized because of how powerful the experience is at a Disney park. The men whistling at the dog in prison, the barrel gun fight, and the wench auction. Unfortunately, due to a time of extreme political correctness, Disney has thought it best to replace this scene. People are likening this part of the ride to everything from human trafficking, to degrading women. Let's go back to the time of Pirates and remember that in those times, there was pillaging, plundering, and most notably when they would go ashore, they would auction women and/or have their way with them (rape). You can't get rid of something that belongs to history.
Slavery was horrible, but what would happen if we erased all traces of slavery? We would eventually repeat our mistakes. History is there to teach us lessons. This part of the ride is not only CLASSIC, but an ode to the way pirates LIVED. Walt Disney placed this ride, with an entire background of imagineers that built it and worked hard to create the best ride possible for the audience for years to come.
One would even argue it as a historical landmark in and of itself.
Stop Disneyland from replacing such an iconic part of their most beloved ride!
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