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Disney Plus Censors ‘Olivia Rodrigo: Driving Home 2 U,’ Sexism Continues To Loom Over Service

Fans were dismayed to hear (or not hear) Olivia Rodrigo's iconic cussing in her musical documentary 'driving home 2 u.' For 2 years, Disney+ censorship has targeted women.

Hey, pssst. Yeah, you. Come here. Disney+ is maybe a bit sexist. Pass it on.

F-bombs In Musical Documentaries

Censored:

Taylor Swift in folklore: the long pond studio sessions

Billie Eilish in Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter To Los Angeles

Olivia Rodrigo in Olivia Rodrigo: driving home 2 u (A Sour Film) (This censorship occurred after Disney unlocked full range of maturity ratings. It also happened after a misunderstanding of Disney’s marketing materials lead many people to believe the film would be rated TV-MA. This was EVERYWHERE for about a week.)

Uncensored:

The Beatles in The Beatles: Get Back (This occurred BEFORE Disney+ unlocked the full range of maturity ratings. To circumvent their system, Disney left the docuseries unrated in USA while making it 16/18+ in Europe and other regions.)

Netflix didn’t even consider censoring Ariana Grande’s musical film.


F-Bombs In Films

Censored:

Elisabeth Shue‘s ICONIC line in Adventures of Babysitting

“Don’t fuck with the babysitter.”

Disney has inappropriately provided a “television edit” of this film (TV-PG) instead of the original version, which is the only version that should stream on Subscription Video On-Demand Service (SVOD / streaming). Disney Streaming President Michael Paull has ignored numerous calls to uncensor this film and intense amounts of negative press from many organizations.

https://www.cbr.com/disney-plus-adventures-babysitting-elisabeth-shue-line-edited/

https://insidethemagic.net/2022/01/disney-plus-adventures-in-babysitting-scene-censored-rwb1/

https://www.wptv.com/entertainment/movies/dont-fool-with-the-babysitter-fans-bash-disney-for-changing-adventures-in-babysitting-characters-catchphrase-line

Uncensored:

All f-bombs uttered by men*

Each X-Men prequel films has 1 f-bomb, but they are all delivered by men. All 4 are completely uncensored.

*Except Free Solo which did indeed censor Alex Honnold, but his was also at Disney+ launch when things were different. The fact that it comes in an award-winning documentary is another concerning issue. Disney cannot handle the responsibility they have to preserve.


Bare Butts

Censored:

Daryl Hannah in Splash

Disney has inappropriately provided a “television edit” of this film (TV-PG) instead of the original version, which is the only version that should stream on Subscription Video On-Demand Service (SVOD / streaming). Disney Streaming President Michael Paull has ignored numerous calls to uncensor this film and intense amounts of negative press from many organizations.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-8216335/Disney-tries-make-Splash-family-friendly-digitally-covering-Darryl-Hannahs-derriere.html

https://variety.com/2020/artisans/news/disney-plus-splash-edits-mermaid-butt-1234579039/

https://globalnews.ca/news/6817022/disney-plus-censorship-daryl-hannah-butt-splash/

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2020/04/disney-plus-splash-daryl-hannah-butt

https://people.com/movies/eagle-eyed-disney-users-spot-that-daryl-hannahs-butt-is-censored-with-cgi-hair-in-splash/

https://www.themarysue.com/disney-yeets-daryl-hannahs-butt-in-splash/

https://decider.com/2020/04/13/splash-cgi-hair-butt-disney-plus/

https://www.cbr.com/disney-plus-splash-daryl-hannah-butt-cgi-censored/

Uncensored:

Hugh Jackman in X-Men Days of Future Past.

This very clear sexism should not be tolerated.

Disney does not respect adults, the original creators, or their own parental controls.

They refuse to fix their mistakes in Adventures in Babysitting and Splash, instead doubling down.

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Drew Ryan is a film, TV, and Disney geek. He has degrees in English, Student Personnel Administration, and Library & Information Science from Lawrence University, Concordia University-Wisconsin, and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Interested in the minutia and licensing of streaming service content, he is always publishing lists, suggestions, and advocating for Disney’s missing library to be added to Disney+. Drew subscribes to Disney+, Hulu, Netflix, HBO Max, and Paramount+. You can find him waxing nostalgic over classic Disney Channel or geeking out over Marvel, CW shows, & Disney on Twitter.

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