Post by Graveyardbride on May 1, 2021 3:25:11 GMT -5
Should Disney Remove Haunted Mansion’s ‘Hanging Ghost’ Display?
The Haunted Mansion is one of the most iconic attractions at California’s Disneyland, but now, after many years of enjoyment by millions of visitors, someone has decided the “hanging man” display isn’t PC.
In a recent article, the Los Angeles Times reported the “Hanging Ghost” may be removed in the near future. “It’s been discussed for sure. It’s definitely something that we’re thinking about,” a Disney spokesperson confirmed.
It’s all about political correctness, of course. Someone has decided every noose, or facsimile thereof, from the beginning of recorded time, is a reminder that a few individuals of a certain group were once lynched. The fact people of all colors and nationalities were lynched and hanging was a method of execution – legal and otherwise – long before Europeans ever set foot on the American continent seems to have escaped the attention of the PC police.
Others have suggested the hanging man could also be upsetting to those who have a relative or friend who committed suicide by hanging. While it’s true those who have suffered this sort of loss could be reminded of such a personal tragedy, people who enter commercial haunted houses expect to see images of death and one would hope someone overly-sensitive to displays of death would avoid such venues.
Theme Park Tourist is allowing people to vote on whether the Hanging Ghost display should be removed or remain as is. Vote here.
Sources: Theme Park Tourist, April 23, 2021; and The Walt Disney Company.