PTC Compares Netflix Marvel Shows Coming To Disney Plus To "Striptease Performances In Fantasyland"
Fans of Netflix's Daredevil series will be looking forward to March 16, as Disney has announced that the Netflix shows based Marvel properties will soon be available on Disney+. This also includes Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist. The shows were taken off Netflix in February, much to the dismay of fans who would have wished to rewatch them after their characters' latest appearances. However, not everyone is looking forward to the comeback.
The Parents Television and Media Council (PTC) has released a statement against Disney's decision to add the shows to its streaming service. The PTC claims that Disney – which is one of the most "family friendly" brands you can think of – should not be adding mature or explicit content to its service in a bid to compete with the likes of Netflix and HBO.
“For more than 98 years, the Walt Disney Company has been synonymous with the words Family Friendly, and I can think of no other corporation in American history that has been built more squarely on the backs – and on the wallets – of parents and families," says the statement. "The company’s eponymous platform Disney+ logically marketed itself as a family-friendly streaming service, and parents have placed their trust in Disney to deliver just that. It seems wildly ‘off-brand’ for Disney+ to add TV-MA and R-rated programming to this platform, ostensibly to increase subscription revenue."
PTC president, Tim Winter, then went on to say something rather baffling. "So what comes next, adding live striptease performances in Fantasyland at Disney World?” The Council went on to "applaud" the in-depth parental control options the platform has implemented, but feels that by adding MA- and R-rated content, the platform "violates the trust of families, and may well turn them off entirely." It seems they haven't seen that hallway scene from Daredevil.
“There is no need for Disney+ to compete with the explicit content on other streaming platforms,'' continued the PTC statement. "Disney is already at a competitive advantage with a streaming platform that is the safest one out there for families. Its foray into TV-MA-rated fare will forever tarnish its family friendly crown.”
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