Editor's Note: The following has been adapted with the author's permission from its original publication on Carolina Culture Warrior. To be fully transparent, the author also owns shares in ABC (as previously disclosed).
WARNING: The following post contains a clip with explicit content.
Ask the hard-working animators and artists at Walt Disney Animation Studios or its sister studio Pixar what good storytelling is, and they’ll give you an unrivaled description. Both studios live up to Walt Disney’s original promise to putting out great movies.
But ask their ideological corporate cousins at the cable channel Freeform, and they will say a good story means graphic sex scenes, vulgar dialogue, and SJW propaganda that makes MTV look like Little House on the Prairie.
With that groundwork, Freeform has a new campaign called “A Little Forward,” which channels MSNBC’s failed “Lean Forward” slogan and signals its complete transformation into a “safe space” channel aimed at teenagers. It should tell you they’re not hiding their radical progressive ideology anymore:
Freeform president Tom Ascheim gushed about his network’s new direction: “At Freeform, we’re purposefully and passionately moving our brand forward by defying expectations and dismantling conventions; busting stereotypes of theme, cast and culture in service to a more inclusive world on and off screen.”
Talk about hypocrisy on Ascheim’s part. One of the shows on the promo – Alone Together – showed its audience how its cast and crew really feel about conservatives and Republicans. That doesn’t even include other scenes in this promo showing a lesbian sex scene in a bathroom, three women walking outside topless, and one woman talking about her vagina.
Can you imagine babysitting or parenting a young child watching Frozen on the network, and all of a sudden seeing this promo pop up? How about working as an animator at Disney Animation and Pixar or a cast member at any of Disney’s theme park destinations?
It’s almost impossible to believe that this network is owned by a big name in entertainment like Disney. But at the same time, it’s not surprising. As repeatedly demonstrated, Disney-ABC Television Group President Ben Sherwood has infected the corporation’s television operations with progressive agitprop. And unfortunately, that probably won’t change, even if the historic deal to buy 21st Century Fox is approved and completed.
With networks like Freeform promoting this kind of garbage, it’s no wonder why linear cable is struggling with the advent of streaming services like Netflix and Disney’s upcoming service called DisneyLife.
If the liberal elites at Freeform really believed in inclusion, then they would have diversity of thought in their scripted and unscripted programming (i.e. not allow graphic language and sex scenes of any kind) that alienates Americans by pushing a left-wing agenda.
Again, people are watching less linear TV and more on streaming services. So if a major cable network wants to remain viable, it has to aim at everyone. Of course, that’s something the folks at Freeform have intentionally chosen to not understand.