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One Million Moms Targets ’Gay Days’ at Disney

by Jason St. Amand
National News Editor
Thursday May 9, 2013
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Nearly a week after launching a crusade against Phillips Norelco in response to a silly and suggestive commercial, anti-gay group One Million Moms is back again, this time shifting their ire from manscaping to Mickey Mouse with a protest against the annual "Gay Days" event at Disney World.

The group, which is connected to the American Family Association, is outraged at the Walt Disney Company for allowing Gay Days, an unofficial LGBT day, to take place at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla. According to Good As You, however, Disney does not sponsor Gay Days and there is no way the company can refuse participants, even if they wanted to. Nevertheless, OMM’s members, who are willing to boycott anything remotely gay, released a statement, complaining about the event and Disney’s involvement, or lack there of.

"Homosexuals will be celebrating the 23rd anniversary of Gay Day wearing matching Gay Day merchandise, such as T-shirts," the statement reads. "There will also be transvestites dressed in drag showing their support for the event. This event is planned with the intent to expose and desensitize children to this lifestyle by same-sex couples holding hands, hugging and kissing. In short, a Gay Day participant’s main goal is to be seen versus seeing Disney World."

The group goes on to say that they’ve contacted Disney officials in the past about Gay Days, but "their response was simply that they do not sponsor this event."

"Disney has taken no action to stop this, which leaves families stunned and offended. So instead of a normal day at this popular theme park, parents will be angry at the harm this causes families," the statement continues. "Disney has been irresponsible for far too long. Disney representatives and security need to maintain a family-friendly atmosphere and require proper conduct and dress code on a daily basis."

OMM is also urging parents who have made plans to travel to Orlando during Gay Days to "make arraignments to visit a park other than the Magic Kingdom on Saturday, June 1."

Ironically OMM, which does not really have one million moms as members, may not know that the recently appointed president of Walt Disney World, George Kalogridis is openly gay.

This isn’t the first time the group has lashed out. Just last week, OMM attacked Norelco’s manscaping commercial because it suggests a man is shaving his "private area." The organization said in a statement that the ad went "WAY TOO FAR! During the commercial, it shows a man trimming hair in different areas of his body. Toward the end, it shows him standing with his boxer shorts down with hair falling to the floor as he uses the hair trimmer. It is implied that he is shaving in his private area." They then urged their followers on Facebook to boycott the shaving company and complain to the company via email.

OMM made headlines last year when it attacked JC Penney for hiring Ellen DeGeneres as its spokeswoman. But the groupeventually gave up and said they were moving on to other issues. They also have been known for targeting Jennifer Lopez’s new family TV show that centers on a multi-ethnic lesbian couple as well as Toys ’R’ Us for carrying an Archie Comics book about a gay wedding.

Comments

  • Anonymous, 2013-05-09 17:47:01

    OMM sounds like a bunch of sexually frustrated 45 year old virgins. Ladies, take the potato chip out of your ass already it is too soggy to break anymore, clear the cobwebs from your vaginas and try to get laid your world will be a much happier place.


  • Anonymous, 2013-05-09 18:00:18

    I think you actually have to be gay to work at Disney. And hello ignorant moms, everything Disney starts and ends with a fairy. Go do something useful - go blow your husbands. That way they don’t have to go on Grindr behind your backs to get one.


  • Larry Bales, 2013-05-10 12:45:13

    Perhaps these fine ’ladies’ should worry more about being a REAL mother and taking care of their families rather than running around condemning everyone else and everything that doesn’t live up to their level of self imagined excellance.


  • Anonymous, 2013-05-10 14:43:52

    omg i am so sick and tired of this group. in case you have heard things are changing so start looking elsewhere to live. the gays are here and multiplying and going nowhere. no matter how many companies they all boycott eventually they will run out of companies. so give it up. go after things that really do hurt us like korea making bombs, terrorists, kidnapping and rapping of little girls by your heterosexual men. catholic priests fooling around with young boys. go after something that actually hurts the united states. so as a gay man myself i am here and it makes me want to show my colors even more when i get a group of housewives with nothing more to do than to cause trouble for the rest of us. remember you straight women are to blame. You had childre who are gay. so go blame yourselves for not practicing safe sex and over populating the world. so now close your legs cause something stinks, according to you


  • Anonymous, 2013-05-10 15:48:02

    Those stupid women are miserable in their own lives and have to focus their ire on another group in order to feel better about their pathetic pointless lives.


  • Anonymous, 2013-05-10 17:59:40

    Really? EVERY day is GAY day at Disney!!!!!!!


  • Larry Bales, 2013-05-11 08:07:57

    Perhaps these ’model’ frustrated mommies need to focus on their own backyard/family and quit trying to control everyone and convince everyone to become mindless robots like themselves. Just sayin’


  • Anonymous, 2013-05-11 14:27:42

    Disney should just ignore then. Everyone else they have targeted has. Frustrated bunch of old fat doutchebags!


  • Kevin Evans, 2013-05-12 09:39:10

    Pretend I wrote something really clever and witty here. But mostly witty.


  • Anonymous, 2013-05-12 20:56:26

    Today, Israel lives up to her name as an international hub of prostitution and white slavery in the Mideast. Amnesty International, in its 2005 Report on Discrimination Against Women in Israel says: Trafficking of women for forced prostitution has occurred over a number of years but appears to have been compounded in the past 15 years by several factors, including increased links between traffickers in Israel and former Soviet republics, in the wake of the large wave of immigration of citizens of these countries to Israel... ...Many women are lured to work in Israel under false pretense and are then forced into the sex industry. While many are reportedly aware that they will be working as sex workers, they are not aware they will be subject to violent and exploitative environments, working seven days a week and up to 18 hours a day for extremely low salaries or no salaries at all. Many are subjected to other serious human rights violations, including rape, deprivation of their liberty, and debt-bondage. Women forced to work as sex workers are reportedly also frequently subjected to threats of abuse and even murder. Half the women interviewed by the Hotline for Migrant Workers were effectively incarcerated by their "pimps" and, according to a 2003 survey, almost half of all women "sold" to pimps reported that policemen were among their clients. According to a report by the Parliamentary Committee of Inquiry on the Trafficking in Women (Summary Report) issued in early 2005, some 3,000 to 5,000 women are brought annually into Israel and forced to work as sex workers and some 10,000 were estimated to be currently in the country... Most of the women known to have been trafficked into Israel are from Ukraine, Moldova, Uzbekistan, and Russia, and are brought into Israel through the Egyptian-Israeli border. In the course of their journey, many are reportedly raped before traffickers sell them for $8,000-$10,000...


  • Anonymous, 2013-05-12 21:03:26

    The porn capital of the U.S.A. is Mickey Mouse’s home Thank You Walt Disney Company and Barack Obama With Your Homosexual Perverted Pedophile Agenda ! Obama keep a eye on your daughters . Folks Powerful Jews have ruined California , New York , Florida and Illinois . Today they are working on all of America . Booze. Drugs. Sex toys. It’s not your typical Disney scene; it’s Gay Days at Disney World. Cloud profiled a lesbian couple with three kids excited to be taking in the "typical Disney scene." He later noted that the family stayed away from the affiliated "business expo," which featured "huge displays for companies that sell pornography, sex toys and lubricants." Some other booths offered free vaccinations for hepatitis A and B and testing services for HIV. Orlando Florida ranked ’smuttiest city’ by magazine


  • Jonathan Willner, 2013-05-12 23:40:20

    Interesting that people with such strong moral and political opinions on EVERYTHING, like the 2 previous Anonymous writers, don’t back up their beliefs with the courage to include their names. It takes a lot of moral courage to spew hatred and bigotry anonymously, doesn’t it?


  • Anonymous, 2013-05-13 21:22:29

    I salute Disney for celebrating the LGBT community. The fact is that we have families too. Sometimes the children in our lives are adopted or brought to life by in-vitro fertilization (and LGBT people are as good as parents as heterosexual people). Sometimes the children in our lives are our nephews and nieces. As for the two anonymous comments above, I agree with Gag’em. The fact is that lies, deceptions and outrage hatred illustrated in those comments show why it is essential to protect the civil, human and equality rights of LGBT people. Not only are those comments homophobic, but they are also anti-Semetic and they show clear indications of white supremacist thinking as well. I do hope the particular coward will have the decency at least to tell us who she or he is.


  • Anonymous, 2013-05-15 08:17:35

    OMM boycotting Disney? Well, good. Every time OMM complains about something, the object of their animosity becomes even more popular. I have a sneaking suspicion that Ellen’s publicists, George kalogridis and norelco are all OMM members... Lol


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