Disney To Remove ‘Wench Auction’ From Pirates Of The Caribbean Ride

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“One of the most memorable scenes on one of Disney’s most iconic rides is getting a major makeover.”

The company announced on Thursday that Pirates of the Caribbean will replace the auction scene in which women are sold off as brides with an auction for plundered goods.

Artwork released by Disney showed that the sign which read “AUCTION” and “Take a wench for a bride” will soon feature the words: “AUCTION” and “SURRENDER YER LOOT.”

That’s not the only change.

The character known as “the redhead” ― the object of affection as the pirates shout “we wants the redhead” ― will enjoy a role reversal. Instead of being auctioned off, she will become one of the plunderers.

“Our team thought long and hard about how best to update this scene,” Kathy Mangum, a senior vice president with Disney Imagineering, said in a news release. “Given the redhead has long been a fan favorite, we wanted to keep her as a pivotal part of the story, so we made her a plundering pirate!”

Disney has altered Pirates before to remove some of its more politically incorrect elements. In 1997, a scene in which pirates were chasing women was changed to the women holding pies (thus to indicate the buccaneers were pursuing food rather than the ladies).

There is very little that is politically correct about Pirates of the Caribbean,” Paul Pressler, then president of the Disneyland resort, told the Los Angeles Times in an interview at the time. “In fact, in order to be politically correct, we would probably have to close down the whole ride.”

ht/ lazy and inquisitive

34 Comments on Disney To Remove ‘Wench Auction’ From Pirates Of The Caribbean Ride

  1. Bob Iger and his team strike again. What the hell, he could always have an accident I suppose. I wonder how long it will be before he changes the name from Disney to “Correct Entertainment”.

  2. The commmenters nailed it already.

    So Disney, whose entire business model now is to sexualize EVERYTHING, including Miley Cyrus when still a minor, is now DE-SEXUALIZING the Pirates ride?

    Why not also convert the Pirates into helpful Firemen (coed of course) who are helping put out the fires? Why not turn the whole thing into a happy seaside Music Festival?

    Or just give The Hot Redhead her own ride.
    That would probably be a YUGE hit.

    Also…why no Johnny Depp? Doesn’t Disney own the movie franchise?

  3. The next version of the ride will feature the entire cast sitting quietly eating tapioca pudding. Maybe the men kissing each other. That’ll be it.

  4. Does anyone know what the definition of wench is? Well, it is “a young girl”…how about a winchell? Well that would be a baby girl.

  5. I bet they put back the wench auction on Muzz day.

    Good gravy, how can a family of four afford just one day? Do they offer a discount if you feed one of your kids to an alligator?

  6. If you really want to hurt these guys then don’t skip the movies, skip the theme parks and merchandise (hell, if you skip the theme parks you’ll skip most of the merch). They’re the cash cows, the sure thing for them. Go to Six Flags or Knottsberry Farm or whatever. A 20% drop at the turnstile would have Iger and the others crapping they pants.

  7. SNOW WHITE: learns sensitivity of persons of shorter stature!

    CINDERELLA: destroys privileged wealth oppression by escaping the white male!

    LION KING LEADER: feline of fluid gender takes charge of equality in the African Plains!

    FROZEN: cold, hard b!tches grow up to be lesbians!

    My head hurts. SHOOT THEM ALL. NOW.

  8. …by the time I finally get to go (saved up enough money) to Disneyland it’ll be completely not worth it, won’t it? :/

  9. I am offended by the whole “Surrender yer loot” signage they are replacing it with.
    Living behind enemy lines in So Cal, that is hitting a bit too close to home.

  10. John Hammond: All major theme parks have delays. When they opened Disneyland in 1956, nothing worked!
    Dr. Ian Malcolm: Yeah, but, John, if The Pirates of the Caribbean breaks down, the pirates don’t eat the tourists.
    “Jurassic Park”

  11. In the Hall Of Presidents they are going to have Obama saying to Putin. “Vlad I want you to stop interfering with our elections. Just cut it out.”
    They will have President Trump saying: “These fooken broads are always bleeding. Mika, Magen? What the fuck?

  12. Shouln’t My Cildhood Favorite Ride get Modern in a Cool Way ?
    Somali Pirates in a Rowboat Throw one Rock Too many and Boom !!!
    Isis Heathens Beheaded – Adult Boats Have the Head Drop in on them !
    and for the Gay’s , they Can Wave to The Boys in the Resteraunt as they pass !
    I also think the Old Man on his Swamp Dock Deserves a Mermaid, He’s Been Patient !

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