Disney suffers a massive backlash, being called ‘stupid’ and ‘anti-gay’ due to the cancellation of a popular show

The Walt Disney Company is being called seriously by fans for their recent actions.

Luz Woody in the Owl House on Disney Channel
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It is now well known that Disney has shifted its focus from traditional cable TV shows like the once hugely popular Disney Channel, to a new golden goose, the Disney+ streaming platform.

In the midst of this transformation, The Walt Disney Company failed to move the beloved franchises (with important followers) — in large part for reasons that are monetary in nature, but also likely for “family-friendly” business reasons (we’ll get to the homophobic accusations later).

The Owl House Teaser Disney channel clip, Luz Noceda (left), Hunter (center), Gus Porter (right)
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The prime example of this happening is the animated TV series owl housecreated by Dana Terrace, which barely got its third and final season after it was unofficially canned—its final season was restricted to just three episodes—and whose huge, vocal fan base was (and still is) unhappy.

Lately, small (and we mean small part, tiny part) a split-second clip was released as part of a larger Disney Channel teaser, and the internet went completely wild (the clip’s time stamp is at 30).

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Nuunumy took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the subject – and their tweet garnered over 50,000 likes in about one day, really driving the massive following behind the franchise, and the thoughts people have toward Disney as a company:

Disney really canceled a show that’s able to send half of Twitter into a frenzy with its 0.5 second random ass clip

Nunumy followed this tweet a step more clear, explaining how “stupid” they think Disney scrapped it. owl house:

My tweet was just a comment about how stupid Disney is to cancel such a popular show

If people are still confused, @nunumy explained the situation with this response:

runaroundmacy: I’m sorry, maybe I’m missing something? I’ve seen the clips in the thread and don’t see anything controversial? I heard some rumors but can someone explain to me what exactly happened?

(in response)nunumy: Disney canceled the owl house a while ago BC that “didn’t fit its brand”. The final (and shortened due to cancellation) season 1 episode airs in October, and a 0.5 second clip was released. This little clip was enough to drive TOH on Twitter

This is all in line with what owl houseShare the “Terrace” offer During Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) That Disney executives “wanted to complete” the show, that even “Consolation” episodes were hard to come by:

They just wanted TOH to be used [The Owl House] This was the perfect opportunity to do so. Even getting the episodes of the third consolation season was tough, it seems. It’s hard to say, I wasn’t allowed to be a part of any conversations until I just… told me. I was not even allowed to present my case.

@JasonPa92477991 replied to the initial tweet, expressing their thoughts on Disney’s decline and their baffling decisions:

The Disney Channel lost more than two-thirds of its viewers, and they canceled everything the rest of the viewers wanted to watch.
The MCU loses people fast (shows included), Starwars stuff is not uncommon and I only know a couple of shows that are currently airing with any strong fans

While @RL3004 shared this (and included a SpongeBob reference for good measure):

Everyone: Why are you canceling such a popular show? Was the literally two-second clip the main thing being taken so far for an entire video that it wasn’t related to? It makes Twitter go crazy, and that sounds like it’s wasting money?

Disney: The internal mechanisms in my mind are a mystery.

Iglagoolagos added to this sentiment:

They canceled it before the second season aired. They didn’t give her any chance to really grow and prove herself, even though she’s already gained a dedicated fan base capable of astronomically expanding during the first season alone.

And imagine what? she did!!!

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@Kyez0ar criticized the “institutional side” of companies as well:

The institutional side of companies that do not make the worst damned decisions is an impossible challenge

Additionally, the LGBTQ+ elements on the show were also a huge part of the discussion, with owl house Being the first-ever Disney show featuring the romance between enemies, friends, and lovers that officially appears, With bi-girlfriends girlfriends with her one-time rival for the duration of the show. in addition to, owl house also appeared The first non-binary character from DisneyOverall, it was a fantasy movie full of animation and fun for school-age children and teens.

As LGBTQ+ weighs in on the nature of the show, @Iglagoolagos added:

Disney hated associating her brand with the protagonist, whose relationship with another girl was a major part of the plot.

It undermined their ability to sell a secondary background character stating that they were once gay as a great acting.

YURISGF stands for “Lumity” and is the relationship between characters Luz Noceda (Sarah-Nicole Robles) and Amity Blight (Mae Whitman), noting that in the absence of a gay relationship, Disney would “bring it down to 10 seasons”:

MightyWario_ was more succinct, shared:

Homophobia, literally no other explanation

owl house Content creator Dana Terras puts everything in perspective, saying it’s all down to “a few entrepreneurs”, defining what “fits the Disney brand”, and the show “not [fitting] This person’s tastes”—a criticism frequently leveled at The Walt Disney Company lately for being too overthinking about money:

At the end of the day, there are a few entrepreneurs who oversee what works for the Disney brand and one day one of those guys decided TOH didn’t fit that “brand”. The story is sequential (barely compared to any average lmao anime), our audience is aging, which just doesn’t suit this guy’s tastes.

What do you think of the fans’ reaction to it? owl house Canceled by Disney? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

The Owl House follows the human Luz Noceda (Sarah-Nicole Robles) as she journeys to the boiling islands of the Demon Realm, where she meets Ida Clawthorn (Wendy Malik), baby Dragon King, and titular owl house, Hooty (both voiced by Alex Hirsch). Luz meets and makes friends at school with Willow Park (Tate Gabriel) and Joss Porter (Isaac Ryan Brown) as well as a rival enemy (and eventual girlfriend) in Amity Blight (Mae Whitman). They intertwine with Lilith Clawthorne (Sissy Jones), Emperor Pelos (Matthew Rhys), Hunter (Zeno Robinson) and even a collector (Frieda Wolfe).

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