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Despite Inclusivity Efforts, New Main Street Confectionery Displays ‘Savage Bros.’ Machinery Featuring Native American Caricature at Magic Kingdom

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The Main Street Confectionery at the Magic Kingdom recently reopened following an extensive refurbishment, which included the addition of a new backstory. A host of new characters were introduced as part of the ongoing inclusivity efforts across Walt Disney World.

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Among them is Dr. Alsoomse Tabor, an Indigenous woman from Blackfeet Nation, Montana.

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Another feature of the Confectionery is the large windows allowing guests to watch as Cast Members prepare the various sweets and treats.

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Prominently visible among the lineup of equipment are confectionery machines by the Savage Bros. Company. They feature an image of a Native American with a headdress.

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The company was founded in 1855 by Richard and Edward Savage.

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Amidst community outcry, Savage Bros. announced an intention to change their logo from the Native American caricature seen at Walt Disney World. However, multiple machines featuring the logo are within guest view.

The word “savage” has a long history of being used derogatorily toward Native Americans. Though the company was named after the founder, that information is not outwardly available to guests who may see the imagery through the Confectionery Kitchen windows.

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Corless SUCKS
Corless SUCKS
14 days ago

Once again, WDWNT trying to stir controversy where none exists.
Oh, and WHEN is that Toy Story marionette show opening Corless?
Huh?

Tom Corless
Admin
14 days ago
Reply to  Corless SUCKS

I’m going to publish this comment for posterity. I’ll enjoy it the day that art leaks.

Robin
Robin
14 days ago

Savage

Jeff
Jeff
14 days ago

Does this actually offend anyone?

Bob Brown
Bob Brown
13 days ago
Reply to  Jeff

Yeah, actually, it does. If the manufacturer wanted a logo to go with his surname, why not use his own face? Maybe his wife, or his children? Wouldn’t they be a little offended? Didn’t you get the memo? This is the 21st century! Native Americans are neither savages, indians, or redskins. They’re a proud and ancient culture that has been screwed over by ‘civilized’ European SETTLERS since first setting foot on this continent! Why, hell! If we hadn’t stolen their land and forced them onto reservations, places like WDW wouldn’t have all that land to build “the happiest place on… Read more »

Carl Fredricksen
Carl Fredricksen
14 days ago

Don’t start nuttin’, won’t be nuttin’ -Agent K

RyougaZell
RyougaZell
14 days ago

Poor dude having a name that is found derogatory. Cant have a company named after him now. Though it doesnt help having that logo. Obviously it backfires

Last edited 14 days ago by RyougaZell
Gina
Gina
14 days ago

I wish WDWNT would stay away from political topics. It makes me feel badly for giving them the business by frequenting their site.

Tom Corless
Admin
12 days ago
Reply to  Gina

How is a Native American image political? They’re a race, not a political party…

Lorenzo
Lorenzo
14 days ago

Proof once again…Disney trying to please everyone….and no one.