Disney Apologizes for HS Drill Team’s Racist Dance

Disney can’t seem to get it right.

The company’s Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, apologized Friday after a performance from a Texas high school’s drill team was laden with Native American stereotypes, including repeated chants of “scalp them!” It came just days after the company faced intense backlash over its silence to Florida’s controversial sex education bill, labeled by many critics as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill.

The company told the Associated Press the performance, done by Port Neches-Grove High School’s “Indianettes” drill team on Tuesday, “did not reflect our core values, and we regret it took place.” It claimed the performance did not match the audition tape sent by the school to the park’s organizers.

“We have immediately put measures in place so this is not repeated,” Disney spokesperson Jacquee Wahler said. The video was shared by Tara Houska, a tribal attorney and the founder of “Not Your Mascots,” a group dedicated to reducing stereotypical depictions of Native Americans.

The school’s website—which features a Native American in a headdress as its mascot—said the Indianettes have been a tradition for half a century.

The school district released a statement Friday saying it was aware of the backlash to the performance, though it claimed the routine had been performed at Disney for years and no issues has previously been raised. Still, it pledged to focus more on diversity.

“We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our school district,” it said in a statement. “Our district is nearing 100 years old, and our Board of Trustees is committed to always making the best decisions for our students, staff, and the communities of Port Neches and Groves.”

8 comments

  • Disney has gone woke. What do you expect about a corporation that knows nothing about the school they invited.

  • WHEN DID DISNEY GO COMMUNIST?

    PUTIN UNDERESTIMATED THE RESOLVE OF THE UKRAINE. WHEN WIVES WITH CHILDREN KISS THEIR HUSBAND’S GOODBYE AND THE MEN STAY TO FIGHT THEIR RUSSIAN RELATIVES WHO THEY PRAY WITH IN THE SAME CHURCHES, PUTIN IS SCREWED. YOU CANNOT HOLD A GUN TO THE HEADS OF YOUR ARMY AND FORCE THEM TO KILL THEIR COUSINS. THAT IS WHY HE IS TURNING TO CHECHENS AND SYRIANS. BELORUSSIANS STAY OUT OR YOU WILL GET THE SHORT END OF THE STICK. DON’T BE CONNED INTO DYING. TIME TO SING OH HOLY GOD TOGETHER AND SCALE DOWN WWIII. http://WWW.SPIRIT OF AMERICA PARTY RADIO SHOW. BLOG TALK RADIO.

  • Patrick B. Hayes

    Get over it. This cancel crap has got to end. I grew up next to a reservation and had many friends who were native Americans. Not a single one of them gives a second of thought to all this crap. Screw the left and screw the Democrats all to hell..

  • Get over it is right! if you are offended by this – stick it up where the sun doesn’t shine, Skippy!

  • Core values they say? And what might they be? Allowing males in girls bathrooms, have four child traffickers in their employment and catering to gays, lesbians and transgenders. Those are not Americas core vale’s or God’s core values, so whose core values are they? Satans of course

  • I live not too far from Port Neches /Groves and can attest that this dance wasn’t racist or disrespectful in any way. They have always done dances like that before and not one word was EVER said. But now that this entire country has the “Woke” disease, it’s not surprising that they would only just now “condemn” a dance that had been done there before for YEARS.

  • You are fake news like the rest. Didn’t allow my truthful comment.

  • VIETNAM VET 67-68

    I THOUGHT INDIANS WERE FIERCE WARRIORS NOT A BUNCH OF CRY BABIES BECAUSE OF A CHEER FROM A HIGH SCHOOL !! VIETNAM VET 67-68

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