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).
Readers might recall how, earlier this year, this writer chronicled how far to the left the Walt Disney Company-owned Freeform cable channel (formerly ABC Family and, before that, The Family Channel) has become. But, just when you thought the liberal network couldn’t possibly sink any lower, it did.
While reviewing a recent episode of the network’s trashy teen dramedy The Bold Type – which recently shamed a character for not checking her “white privilege,” MRC Culture TV blogger Dawn Slusher came upon something very bizarre.
Though it know appears to have been taken down, the Freeform promo was set to the song The Future is Female by leftist musical act Madame Gandhi – is wanting its audience of millennials to indoctrinate their babies (if they ever plan on having kids) into advocating for and promoting far-left causes. Thanks to Slusher and MRCTV, the promo will still live on:
It’s almost impossible to believe this promo is on a widely-distributed channel like Freeform. What is Disney thinking? Well, other than doubling down on the stupid. Clearly, Disney and/or some at Freeform must have realized that this was a terrible idea and removed it, but the damage was done. Too bad, so sad!
With this promo, Freeform has doubled down on its new reputation as a network run by far-left loons willing to alienate millions in potential viewers. Sure, their airings of Disney movies and some of their Christmas fare (even though that’s received competition from the Hallmark Channel) are guilty pleasures, but it can only fool people so many times.
Just ask the NFL and Colin Kaepernick how things are going for them.
Once again, this also exposes the pattern of behavior of left-wing Disney-ABC Television boss Ben Sherwood and carving out the most liberal operation in the company’s 95 year history.
With Sherwood’s ties to George Soros-backed groups like Center for Public Integrity and his sister being Deputy Energy Secretary Elizabeth Sherwood during the Obama administration, he has no problem allowing his operations to peddle social justice propaganda and really nothing else.
In short, this promo is a new low for Freeform. The best thing Disney can do at this point, especially because of the channel’s ratings problems, is consider scrapping the network and move most of its original programming to the FX channel once the 21st Century Fox deal is complete.
It may not fix the problem, but at least the Mouse House will be able to let go of the Freeform name which, although still relatively new, has proven to have a toxic brand of SJW insanity that has basically made it the Gawker of Disney’s entertainment offerings.
There’s no doubt about it, the far-left lunacy this network allows on its airwaves makes MTV look like Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.