BREAKING: Redhead Auction Scene in Pirates of the Caribbean Getting Politically Correct Makeover in 2018

BREAKING: Redhead Auction Scene in Pirates of the Caribbean Getting Politically Correct Makeover in 2018
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Disney today announced that the Disneyland and Walt Disney World versions of Pirates of the Caribbean will be receiving a new scene in 2018, replacing the auction of women which has been part of the ride for 50 years.

The scene will debut along with other changes when the Disneyland Paris version of the ride opens July 24th, 2017. No exact date was given for the changes in Florida and California.

The new scene will feature an auction of surrendered goods, with the infamous redhead now becoming a pirate assisting with the taking of the items from the townsfolk.

Disneyland Paris is also adding a new scene featuring Barbossa, along with ghostly images of Davy Jones and Blackbeard.

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.

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  • I
    Change the ride and I’ll never ride it again. I encourage all others offended by this revision to join me.

    • …. and that would solve what exactly? Are you going to stop going to the parks? Still going to the park but not riding the ride would do nothing because you’re still paying to get in, still paying to eat, and buy merch. Tom made this exact point on the last WDW News Tonight about Hall of Presidents.

  • This is complete and utter bull****. Pirates of the Caribbean is supposed to depict from what happened back then not what’s happening now. It’s freaking history if they don’t like it they can move on to the next ride. They’re destroying Walt Disney’s vision of what he originally created. Sick and tired of these CEOs bending backwards for dumbass liberals if they can’t handle it they need to move on.Liberals are a disease to our country. People need to start writing in to Disney SeaWorld and other corporations that are bending over backwards for these ****.

    • Actually the real disease on this country are people that do not correctly understand how to use punctuation. It’s also people that feel the need to judge an entire group of people based on a stereotype. I would love to hear your thoughts on Jewish and African American groups as well, I’m sure they’re simply delightful.

  • I find it funny that Disney formally announced Trump would have a speaking roll in the Hall of Presidents, right after that he makes what is generally considered a sexist remark against women on Twitter, and right after that Disney announces they are changing the women auction scene on Pirates.

  • You all can’t possibly be serious. Yes it happened in the past, but should we really celebrate and mock it? Of course not. Human trafficking (and yes, that is what slavery is) should never be part of entertainment. This scene is offensive on so many levels. Please, educate your selves

    • and your way of thinking, Disney would have to close down many of their rides to change them. the pirates ride would not even be allowed in the park. everything pirates do is illegal and wrong. If you dont like the pirates ride or the movies and then dont watch it. for crying out loud people.

  • I’m sick and tired of morons erasing and whitewashing historical facts which they find “offensive.” Why is the torture scene of the mayor being dunked in the well still present in the Pirates of the Caribbean rose? Because it’s a white male being victimized….THAT’S acceptable in today’s society – that’s why! Hippocracy!

  • I’m sick and tired of morons erasing and whitewashing historical facts which they find “offensive.” Why is the torture scene of the mayor being dunked in the well still present in the Pirates of the Caribbean ride? Because it’s a white male being victimized….THAT’S acceptable in today’s society – that’s why! Hippocracy!

  • If it isn’t broken, then why fix it?
    This ride & it’s classically historic scenes are a part of my childhood as well as many other’s & will be heartbreaking in a sense that the nostalgia (Disney Magic) of the ride will be gone. Some things are best left alone. Not everything needs to be updated. This is one of those things that should be left as is.

  • If it isn’t broken, then why fix it?
    This ride & it’s classically historic scenes are a part of my childhood as well as many other’s & will be heartbreaking in a sense that the nostalgia (Disney Magic) of the ride will be gone. Some things are best left alone. Not everything needs to be updated. This is one of those things that should be left as is.

  • Obviously this has been one of Disney’s most popular rides. If you don’t like the politically correctness of it, Don’t ride the damn ride. After all, it is your choice. Nobody is forcing you to ride the ride, and if you don’t think your kids can handle it or they are age inappropriate, Don’t take them on it either. But don’t take that freedom away from us.

  • The reason all the politically correctness that is going on, is because the CEO of Disney, Bob Iger, works in the Trump administration. So be prepared folks for a lot of this to be going on.

  • Why is Disney making a ride about Pirates, who steal, murder, and rape, into a non-triggering ride? Remove guns, because they can kill someone. Remove the dog, because it’s animal abuse. Remove the water boarding scene, because that’s too barbaric. Remove the drinking, because alcohol is bad. In fact, tear down the ride and replace it with PC of the Caribbean, where they are locking arms and flying rainbow flags. While trying to please everyone, they end up pleading no one. To push diversity, must mean that you deny diversity completely. Thank goodness they are adding Trump at the Hall of Presidents.

  • It’s all part of the plan. The liberals get upset at Trump in the Hall of Presidents, the conservatives get upset over PC Pirates. Introduce a little anarchy. Upset the established order, and everything becomes chaos. I’m an agent of chaos.

    Keep crying fanboys, your tears only make me stronger.

  • Yeah I think this is going a little overboard on the PC side (overboard on the Oirates ride, get it)? What next? Maybe a revision of Injun Joe’s cave or removal of the Native American scenes along the rivers? At some point Disney needs to remember they are storytellers and stay true to the story. How about the stocks in Liberty Square? I am sure someone could come up with a modern argument for removing them as well. It is frustrating for sure…

    • I can see that. Re imaging of Splash Mountain with another IP because even if it’s based on just Brer Rabbit (kinda redneck on itself), it comes from Song of the South and that’s racist.

  • […] As the ride was edited over the years, the only element removed was the ravaging of women–mostly. One scene remained, and while it remains problematic on several levels (human trafficking, fat shaming, HUMAN TRAFFICKING, sexism, and the SELLING OF HUMANS), it’s a hallmark of the ride and difficult to change quietly. The auction scene is so popular that “The Redhead” has her own merchandise. She’s the only female character depicted in the ride’s Tsum Tsum collection. “We Want’s The Redhead” has rung from animatronic mouths for almost 50 years. A young girl tearfully bemoans her fate in the background, and another woman is overlooked for her size. The upcoming changes to the ride, however, shift the redhead’s fate forever. […]