reply to post by ucalien
I am a former Disney castmember. I started with the company in 2007 and worked there through the Disney College Program. I absolutely love the
company, and I visit every year. Disney offered me two jobs after graduation, but it's just too far from home and family for me. Otherwise, I would
be back at that place in an instant.
Disney World (in Florida) employs over 50,000 people. You have to understand that with that amount of people, you're going to sometimes get some bad
eggs. Naturally, when Disney, with it's squeaky-clean image, has a scandal, it makes headlines. It's really unfair to them, but that's just how
life works. It's not as big of a deal if Universal or Six Flags has a few perverted employees that do horrible things - they don't project a
family-frienly, clean image like Disney does.
I do not think that the Donald Duck picture with Christina Aguilera is accurate. First of all, castmembers who work with Donald are 95% female. Plus,
it looks like the image was purposefully blurred to make it look bad.
The picture with the princesses - those are not Disney employees. They are regular people in Halloween costumes. Disney would never let their
Princesses go out into the parks in those costumes. I guarantee that. Even though those costumes are elaborate, they're just not the same.
The picture with the two women using their breasts to make a Mickey face...not a piece of clothing made by Disney. It's just two women who have made
a grossly inappropriate "shirt" on their own time.
I realize that some unfortunate things have been put into Disney movies. Once again, that's a result of bad employees sneaking things in, just to be
I do not think any of the above reflects anything about Walt Disney. Obviously, I did not know him personally, but I have read many books on his life,
and I just don't think he's a bad guy like people like to make him out to be. I think it's fun to imagine that this wildly successful family man
had a dark and sinister agenda. I understand that. It's entertaining - just ike the Tammy Faye and Jim Bakker story...a fall from grace.
I do think that he was possibly hard to work with, but overall a good, family guy who liked to create his own perfect reality in his parks.