At the beginning of the year extremists were up in arms because a green candy character was made less sexy (what a world we live in). Then Bud Light sent beer to a trans woman they never knew even existed and they lost their minds. The funny thing is that the Woke Dopes then declared their allegiance to Coors, until they found out that Coors was woke.
From there they moved to Modelo, which is owned by…Anheuser Busch. Oops. Then their short attention spans were caught by Target’s Pride merchandise, and they were back in business.
And a business it is because soon you will be able to get text-based warnings about “woke products”:
A conservative nonprofit launched a text alert system this week designed to warn shoppers to avoid products from companies accused of catering to the “woke agenda.”
Consumers’ Research, a Washington, DC-based group poised at the intersection of policy and consumerism, introduced the “Woke Alert” on Friday.
By entering a phone number, conservative-minded shoppers will receive text updates on companies deemed to have strayed too far left in their marketing and other strategies.
And the War on Woke isn’t being fought by Billy Sixpack, either. High brow intellectual types also have found much to ponder in these woke items. In fact one area where the Woke Dopes have completely lost all connection with reality is the remake of the Disney movie “The Little Mermaid”, with a biracial actress, Hallie Bailey, playing the main character Ariel.
Here’s some outrage from National Review:
This new version of The Little Mermaid reboots the unaccountably popular 1989 animated version to illustrate that Disney’s indoctrination credo is no longer only for entertainment. This is how Millennial industries teach stealth lessons on racial identity that also reject Western tradition.
But The Little Mermaid’s lesson plan is disingenuous. When smiley, mop-stressed Ariel saves shipwrecked human passengers and sees Prince Eric (Anglo-Saxon Jonah Hauer-King), she is awestruck. Her infatuation traduces the complexities of interracial, interspecies, and cross-cultural attraction. Screenwriter David Magee (Life of Pi, Finding Neverland), dismisses Andersen’s cultural foundation — the original invocation of Christian faith, warning against the dangers of vanity. (In 1989, Ariel’s transformation story was interpreted by one waggish critic as a pre-feminist Faustian myth.) But Magee’s notions about racial integration are vapid.
Oh good grief.
The newest wrinkle in all of this is that the Work Dope Cancel Culture Circus has now come to a major turning point:
Chick-fil-A, the chicken sandwich chain long beloved by conservatives for its longstanding opposition to same-sex marriage, is sparking boycott calls after announcing that it has hired an executive in charge of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The Atlanta-based company named Erick McReynolds to the post of vice president of DEI two years ago, but social media users took note of it in recent days — igniting angry denunciations on Twitter from conservatives who allege that the firm has “gone woke.”
And it’s not just Chick-Fil-A—other favorite brands have gone woke, too:
You’re all a bunch of fools. You gonna stop watching football and shopping at Walmart? 😂 pic.twitter.com/zWOnZdyGMK
— Christine (@guelphgirlchris) May 30, 2023
Talk about painting yourself into a corner. Maybe now they’ll move on to some entirely new issue. In the meantime, here’s a highly under-appreciated singer with a beautiful song to sing about their sorrow—take it, Toni: